Students will learn the intricacies of granulation and solderless fabrication in 18K gold, including formulas for alloying 18K gold, granulation solutions and the use of copper salts to replace conventional gold solder. During this class, Kent will demonstrate the fusion of seams, granulation, finishing techniques, stone setting and more. Depending on skill level, students will be guided to complete a granulated gold jewel of their own design, or will be given a recommended project by the instructor. Prerequisite: Fabrication 2 or experience. Kent Raible has been working in precious metals since his first high school jewelry class in 1970. He studied with other artists he admired and took classes at the Revere Academy. He has gained international prominence for his elaborate jewelry and objects, which are included in major collections, such as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.