Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Talk About Time

This month the Handmade Division's Talk About topic is: Talk about a teacher you'd like to study with. In last month's Talk About post, I mentioned that I'd like to take classes at the Revere Academy in San Francisco. Specifically, I'd love to study with master goldsmith Alan Revere. Several years ago, I purchased his Revere on Goldsmithing DVD series and it was money well spent. (For anyone considering this purchase, I recommend buying the entire set at once, which offers a bit of a savings.) These DVDs are packed with great instruction and fantastic tips. I learned so much from them and watched some of them more than once. I also love his book, 101 Bench Tips for Jewelers. The tips are great. For example, this book taught me how to modify my ring bending pliers which has made these pliers much more functional and turned them into a tool I love and use frequently.

Having learned so much from Alan Revere in print and on screen, I hope to one day study with him in person.

Please check out other Handmade Division members' blogs to learn who they would like to study with:

Andes Cruz:
Nancy Dale:
Tosca Teran:
Rickson Jewellery:
Beth Cyr:
Sand Fibers:
Emily Watson
Thomasin Durgin:
WATTO Distinctive Metal Wear
Pink Crow Studio:


  1. Fantastic Lisa! Alan is a fantastic writer of books. His books and CD's are very good, and fantastic resources. (if you really think about going to revere though, talk to me first, I went. not so good.)

  2. Thanks for the information about the videos and book. It is something I will look into given I have very little access to public classroom teaching!