selfdirectedjewelry

Knife-making

In Spring 2019, two of our Jewelry/Metalwork 12 students decided to do a self-directed knife-making project. They turned out beautifully! Excellent work N.M. and L.M-J., and best of luck on your next chapters!

Copper Enamelling!

In Spring 2019, a few students decided to try their hand at creating some copper enamelling pieces, with some incredible results! Earrings hand cut, domed, and enamelled by C.H. and V.P. in Grade 11. Belt buckle (first attempt at enamelling this project!) done by V.P.

Creative rings

Some incredible work by our Spring 2019 Senior Jewelry students! Featured here are a brass and a sterling version of the Russian Wedding Band (three interlocking rings), and a copper/silver sweat-soldered ring made by L.M. in Grade 11. Excellent work, everyone!

Creative Projects

An assortment of creative projects designed and created by our Spring 2019 Senior Jewelry students. V.P. in Grade 11 wanted to try something a bit different, and riveted, shaped, and tempered the multi-layer flower pictured here. Also included are sweat-soldered projects, and a bestie puzzle pendant (one piece for each of six pals). Amazing work, everyone!

Cross-curricular coffee table

Grade 12 student C.B. designed this amazing table – he welded the base in our Jewelry/Metalwork class, and C.F. and W.G. in Senior Woodwork helped him out with the gorgeous cherry tabletop. Excellent work!

 

Welding at Highland

This year, we took over the welding bay, with plans to increase opportunities for Jewelry/Metalwork students to try out welding here at Highland. There are many great opportunities in our area for students who decide this might be a career option, including the Metal Mechanical Trades Sampler program at Isfeld (more information here), and the Trades Training apprenticeship/scholarship program at North Island College Campbell River (more information here). Pieces below completed by CB and JB in Grade 12.