Janette and Jack - Jewelry Makers

Hand-forged silver coin earrings

The Jewelry Program at CCAC is eclectic and fun. Our programming changes often, check back to see the new additions to the mix.

For the summer of 2024, we are excited to welcome Janette & Jack of "JJ Burton Silver". Jack and Janette bring 50 years of uniquely American Jewelry making, craft, and tradition to the classroom. As an early member of The Portland Saturday Market Jack created his work not only in his Portland studio but internationally at fairs and in the marketplace during his many travels.

Classes Scheduled:

Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Hand-forging Coin Silver for Cascadian Design Earrings with Silversmiths Jack & Janette Burton

Join us for an eight-hour demonstration and hands-on, two-day class. Divided into two, four-hour parts, we will teach the history and basic techniques of creating Cascadia Style personal adornment. Students will cold-forge antique U.S. silver coins without the use of power tools on a simple tabletop workspace.

Day One:

10 am to 2 pm with a 20-minute snack & chat break. Introduction to the history, tools, and technique with hands-on coin forging, annealing, design, and layout.

Day Two:

10 am to 2 pm with a 20-minute snack & chat break. Jack & Janette will guide and assist each student with design-execution, metal forming, plenishing, chasing, filing, toning, and finishing. Student will take home a pair of earrings from disks they have forged from silver dimes and fashion their own ear wires from sterling silver.

Student experience level: Beginning-Intermediate

Minimum number of students: 4 - 8 max

Cost $275 includes - Your own handmade pair of Cascadia Design earrings and a student practice and polishing kit to continue your jewelry adventures at home! For more images of the work these talented artists create, go to their Instagram.

Register HERE!