Celebrate the Beauty & Craftsmanship of Old-World Gold & Silversmithing
Transform Your Vision Into Stunning Pieces With Our Training Programs.
Get ready for an unparalleled learning experience. Tap into Kent Raible’s 50 years of goldsmithing experience and transform your work today!
Self-guided online courses in advanced jewelry fabrication for students to professional jewelers who wish to get more creative in their fabrication. Learn new skills while also engaging a more creative mind set. Kent also offers a class in his chain making technique.
Unveil Your Mastery
Jan. 4th ~ April 10th, 2022
Doors Now Open! For students who wish to further advance their fabrication and design skills, this 12 week online mentored program is guided personally by Kent. Tap into his 50+ years of mastery! ONLY OPEN ONCE A YEAR!
Spend 5 days in an immersive experience in the private studio of Kent Raible! Learn Kent’s unique 18K gold granulation technique, advanced fabrication and much more in small classes of 6 students in his gorgeous studio in rural Washington state.
Kent’s work is regarded as some of the most intricate, original and creative gold work being made today. His work can be viewed in public collections and museums including the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian. Click below to see his jewelry.
THE WORK OF KENT RAIBLE.
Hi I’m Kent Raible, pictured here with my wife and partner, Lynn.
I’ve been discovering the wonder of metals for over 50 years now, and have developed my own style of granulated 18K gold jewelry, but this journey has encompassed much more than that! In addition to the creation of countless masterpieces, I have also been teaching the jewelry arts for over 4 decades. The art of precision handmade jewelry fabrication is my first love, and over the years I have learned a million tricks, tool and design options and skills, all of which I want to share with you! You can check out my work here.
I have streamlined my knowledge so that I can offer you a direct route to up-level your skills in specific areas of jewelry fabrication. Your palette of skills to draw from is about to get bigger! You will be able to dive deeper into the creative manipulation of metal and create more beautifully executed and complex designs. My self-guided courses and mentored programs are designed to improve your technical prowess, and enhance your creative abilities.
BEHIND THE SCENES AND KENT’S LATEST CREATIONS
Part one of three Created for the 2019 American Jewelry Design Council's Theme project 'Polka Dots' 18 Karat Gold, 900 Platinum, Moonstones, Pearls, and Diamonds This was one of those deadline projects, one that I avoided until the last minute. I was extremely busy...read more
Part 2 of 4 Here I have already formed the dome to the cylinders, and cut the cylinders so that I could create a flat base for the sides of the dome. Only the center bezel and the heavy border wire are fused to the dome so far. Continuing on, I made platinum settings...read more
Part 3 of 4 My solution for the backside bands. A heavy gauge outer cylindrical form, pierced with a dotty design, will be added to the ring shanks both sides. The design was developed using a sharpie, drawing on the open surface of the shank. The Final Form - More...read more
Part 4 of 4 Fusing the granules Finishing the piece... The last of the major elements to be attached were the secondary border wires, and two additional platinum tubes at the points. The major construction is complete, and the piece is ready for granulation. Here you...read more
Part one of four Follow the making of one of Kent's most rewarding and challenging art pieces to date! The beginnings of a major project I was contacted in early 2015 by a new client that wanted to commission a major piece, and her only request was that it be designed...read more
Part two of four What did I get myself into? With the prayer wheel finished, the next major hurdle would be to create the caps for both top and bottom of the crystal, and the cage structure for attaching the prayer wheel. I wanted the metal of the caps holding the...read more
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