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UGA Cortona Jewelry and Metalworks studio
Professor Courtney Starrett demonstrates proper use of the Jewelry and Metalwork studio’s centrifugal casting machine.

Designed to the professional specifications recommended by UGA Cortona’s professors, our fully equipped Jewelry and Metalwork studio gives students the resources to create metalwork using a range of materials and methods. Individual workbench stations let students learn and practice their craft with its necessary tools close at hand. 

UGA Cortona Jewelry and Metalworks studio
Student work stations, designed specifically for creating jewelry and other small metal artworks.

The studio contains permanent equipment for small metals casting, including a new computerized burnout and dewaxing kiln, acquired in Fall 2015. The casting work area also includes an oxy-acetylene torch, a centrifugal casting machine, and a vacuum investing table.

UGA Cortona Jewelry and Metalworks studio
The new burnout and dewaxing kiln.
UGA Cortona Jewelry and Metalworks studio
The casting work area, including centrifugal casting machine and oxy-acetylene torch.

Additionally, acetylene-air soldering torches, an oxy-propane torch, and flex shafts are all available for student use. A pickling vat, drill press, buffing machine, bench grinder, bench shear, and anvil are all installed, as well.

UGA Cortona Jewelry and Metalworks studio
The soldering work area, including soldering torches.

Finally, the Jewelry and Metalwork studio keeps an extensive array of hand tools on hand, including hammers, mallets, wire cutters, pliers, files, calipers, saw frames and blades. 

For more on current curriculum offerings in Jewelry and Metalwork, review the Jewelry and Metalwork Course listing

UGA Cortona Jewelry and Metalworks studio
fatto a mano — “made by hand,” an Italian statement of quality.

 

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