Metalsmithing/Jewelry Area



A variety of studio design courses are offered, including jewelry design, holloware, enameling, rendering, professional practices, gemology and historical seminars. Students may choose an elective or major course of study. Each student has personal workspace and locker facilities.

Students may choose a design direction that best complements their personal professional goals. Based on each graduate's individual needs, they may choose a professional direction from a variety of areas, including design for the jewelry and silversmithing industry, retail or wholesale jewelry business, commission work, gemology, trade shop, custom design studio, teaching, or consulting.


Metalsmithing/Jewelry Courses
METL 177 First Year Seminar: ______
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Metalsmithing/Jewelry. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 211 Jewelry
Introduction to metalsmithing and jewelry design, materials and processes. Student projects explore the joining, forming, and surface embellishment of metals such as copper, brass, bronze, and sterling. Prerequisite: ART 102 and ART 104. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 300 Special Topics in Metalsmithing: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 301 Introduction to Casting for Jewelry
Introduction to casting and mold making processes used for jewelry and small sculpture. Students explore various methods and materials for creating models for casting in bronze or silver including wax carving, wax modeling, and the use of natural and synthetic materials as models. Models are cast using centrifugal and vacuum casting processes. Basic mold making in clay and silicone are also explored. Prerequisite: ART 132 or METL 211. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Havener, Jon
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 332 - LAWRENCE
3 26834
METL 302 Professional Practices
The development of a portfolio including designing, rendering, and model making for future projects. Photographing completed objects and discussing professional aspects of the jewelry/metalsmithing field. Prerequisite: Six hours of metalsmithing. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 360 Holloware
Problems related to specific smithing techniques such as raising, stretching, shell structures and seam fabrications. Metal manipulation on a large scale. Prerequisite: METL 301. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 362 Metalsmithing
Advanced metalworking with an emphasis on the refinement of design and techniques. Processes may include linkage, marriage of metals, metal inlays, hinge and catch fabrication. Prerequisite: METL 301. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 364 Enameling
Problems of basic and advanced enameling as applied to jewelry design and metalsmithing objects. Exploration of major enameling techniques: such as limoges, cloissone, champleve, and bassetaille. Prerequisite: Six hours of metalsmithing or consent of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Westergard, Gina
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 330 - LAWRENCE
6 12635
METL 500 Advanced Special Topics in Metalsmithing: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 501 Seminar
Lectures and demonstrations on techniques of contemporary interest outside of typical classroom activity. Prerequisite: Six hours of metalsmithing. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Havener, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 332 - LAWRENCE
3 12636
METL 503 Gemology
Students study the optical and physical characteristics of gemstones in order to identify them using gemological instruments. This laboratory and discussion class explores related topics including the principles of optics that support this methodology, history and geographical distribution of gemstones, gemstone cutting and pearl farming, the history of DeBeers and the development of the world demand for diamond, quality analysis of diamond, colored gemstones and pearls, including the history of diamond grading, the development and identification of synthetics, imitations and laboratory enhancements as well as the use of gemstones in designing jewelry. Prerequisite: ART 132. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 504 A History of Jewelry
This course explores the history from Sumeria to the 21st century of the use of metals and gemstones in the creation of decorative art for personal adornment. Students explore the evolution of the role of jewelry in ancient culture and modern society and survey individuals whose ideas and work influenced generations of goldsmiths and jewelers around the globe. The class studies primitive tools and modern manufacturing techniques, the history of gemstone cutting and setting and the origin and development of gemstones as symbols. Prerequisite: ART 132. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 505 Digital Jewelry Design I
Matrix is a 3-D CAD program based on Rhino developed by Rhino, specifically for jewelry design. The goal of this course is to instruct beginners in the Matrix design program. Students learn to transform their 2-D designs from their sketchbooks into 3-D models in Matrix, which can be milled in wax, and cast in metal. Students also learn how to render their 3-D Matrix models to appear as if they were a finished object. The class time is structured as a combination of instructor-led tutorials and working labs. Prerequisite: ART 132. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 421 - LAWRENCE
3 24357
METL 506 Digital Jewelry Design II
The second semester of Matrix increases the operating and design skills building on the knowledge of DG I. The focus of the class is producing wax models on the Revo Digital Mill.Digi II covers the advanced modeling skills including T-spline and Rhino. Students also learn how to make a customized tool path for Revo C mill program and how to solve milling problems. Students also learn how to convert Rhino files to produce a 3D print for outsourcing to other 3D modeling programs. Prerequisite: ART 132, METL 301, METL 505. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

METL 515 Advanced Metals I
Emphasis on individual design aesthetic through intensive designing, rendering, and modelmaking as preparation for fabricated pieces of jewelry, holloware, and/or small objects; capstone experience. Prerequisite: METL 362. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Stanionis, Lin
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 332 - LAWRENCE
3-6 26835
METL 520 Advanced Metals II
Continuation of METL 515; capstone experience. This course requires a final presentation of a complete portfolio including resume, renderings and photographs of the finished work. Prerequisite: METL 515. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Stanionis, Lin
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 332 - LAWRENCE
3-6 26836
METL 590 Internship in Metalsmithing/Jewelry
Practical experience in the use of artistic skills in approved and supervised academic or professional settings. May be repeated for credit; no more than six hours may be applied to the B.A. or B.F.A. degree. Credit hours are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to the written recommendation provided by the internship supervisor to the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: ART 102, and ART 103, and ART 104; and fifteen hours of Visual Art Courses; and permission of instructor. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Havener, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 18445
FLD Stanionis, Lin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 22572
FLD Westergard, Gina
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 18446
METL 599 Individual Studies in Metalsmithing/Jewelry
Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours may apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Metalsmithing/Jewelry courses, or permission of instructor. IND.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Havener, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18448
IND Stanionis, Lin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 22573
IND Westergard, Gina
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18449
METL 715 Metals/Jewelry
Individual research. Prerequisite: METL 515 or equivalent. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Havener, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 12638
RSH Stanionis, Lin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 22823
RSH Westergard, Gina
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 12637
METL 815 Metals/Jewelry
Continuation of METL 715. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Havener, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 12640
RSH Stanionis, Lin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 22712
RSH Westergard, Gina
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 12639

METALSMITHING/JEWELRY FACULTY
Jon Havener
Professor
785-864-4042
Chalmers Hall, Room 342
Lin Stanionis
Professor
785-864-3074
Chalmers Hall, Room 341
Tom Tivol
Lecturer in Metalsmithing / Jewelry
785-864-3074
Chalmers Hall, room 300
Philip Voetsch
Lecturer in Metalsmithing / Jewelry
785-864-3074
Chalmers Hall, room 300
Gina Westergard
Associate Professor/Associate Chair
785-864-1711
Chalmers Hall, Room 358


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