Silver I

Silver I – Vickie Prillaman

William Holland – June 9-14, 2019

This class will cover the proper use of basic tools and some of the alternative tools used in making jewelry. Students will learn to solder using an acetylene torch, how to saw, file, and polish properly, just to cover a few of the things we will be discussing and practicing.

Lab Fee: 120

Material Fees: Est. $180 –  $250

Prerequisites: None

Vicki Prillaman Bio –

Vickie recognized her interest in education while attended Georgia State University. She completed an apprenticeship with a German goldsmith in the Atlanta area and started teaching jewelry making in 1995. She has taught beginning silver for the EFMLS and the SFMS and Advanced Silver  for the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. In 1997, Vickie began teaching at William Holland. She continues to teach workshops around the country and privately in her own studio in Georgia. Vickie is an accomplished lapidarist, using her own stones in combination with gold and silver to design and create her unique jewelry. Vickie is a member, past president, and past vice president of the Florida  Society of Goldsmiths, as well as a past president of the Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society. She continues adding to her knowledge by attending workshops with many well-known artists including, Harold O’Connor, John Cogswell, Jean Stark, Marne Ryan, Jayne  Redman,  Cynthia Eid, Betty Helen Longhi, Michael Boyd, Julia Woodman, Helen Blythe Hart and Marilynn Nicholson, to name a few. She enjoys learning new techniques and passing on what she learns to her students.