Granulation I & II
with Kathy Kinev

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In-Person  |  4 Weekly Class Sessions

Fridays, September 9 - September 30, 2022

10:30 am - 2:30 pm EDT

Regular Price $260

Members receive 8% OFF

Class Description

This class will welcome both new students to granulation and my students who have taken my class in the past.

What is Granulation? Is it a technique or a decoration? In modern terms it is a technique to place small beads of metal onto a surface in a decorative pattern.

There have always been two methods of granulation employed since ancient times. One method is by eutectic soldering using localized diffusion to attach the granules. the second technique is hard soldering as we currently practice it today using a lower melting temperature alloy between the granule and the sheet.

We will practice granulation in silver, using eutectic soldering to add texture and interest to our designs!

PREREQUISITE:  None

Kathy Kinev

Kathy Kinev

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., Kathryn Kinev moved to Atlanta with her family at an early age. She attended Georgia State University and earned a bachelor of arts degree in fine arts, specializing in jewelry design and silversmithing. At GSU she discovered metalworking. “Once my hands touched metal, I never wanted to do anything else but design jewelry,” said Kinev, who studied under Professor Richard Mafong.

 

Kinev began her professional career working for Atlanta-area jewelers. She opened Jewel Creations in her apartment in 1982. She incorporated Jewel Creations and moved to Buckhead on Peachtree Road in 1985. During this period she discovered the unique art of granulation and chain making, which had been of interest to her since her GSU days. She was inspired by the work of Smithsonian artist John Paul Miller of the Cleveland Institute of Art and attended classes with Jean Stark. Kinev studied ancient jewelry technology in London in 2005.

 

Kinev is known for her strengths in creating original designs, fabricating, casting and stone setting. She works in platinum, 18K and 22K, including granulation.

 

She is a graduate gemologist and an Alumni member of the Gemological Institute of America. She is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. She is a current member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers and president of the Georgia Chapter of the Gemological Institute of America.

www.jewelcreations.com