Here at Rio Grande, on November 14 and 15, Bill Seeley will teach the class, Anodizing Reactive Metals: Niobium and Titanium. You’ve heard us mention this before here at The Studio, and we want to show you a little about the road you could start to travel after you take this class. Consider yourself warned: you may fall in love with expressing yourself through coloration of lightweight, low-cost niobium and titanium.
First, in this class you will learn from a master. Bill Seeley started his own love affair with titanium in the 70s, and even wrote his Master’s thesis on how to color it, using equipment he built himself. Ever since, he has been teaching jewelers how to anodize and produce amazing colors on reactive metals such as niobium and titanium. He also founded his own company, Reactive Metals Studio, Inc.
To register for the class on November 14 and 15, just go to the Learn with Rio Grande webpage. If you want to know a little more about it first, here’s a look at both the beauty and very accessible technology of anodizing. Start by getting inspiration from Rio Grande’s Pinterest board, where we’ve gathered the gorgeous, vibrantly colored work of very talented jewelers. Next, you can see a demonstration of the amazing anodizing process, in this short video of Bill that we shot at JCK Las Vegas this year (just one of the many demonstrations that happen at Rio Grande’s JCK booth).
If you have any questions about the class, write to us! We’d be happy to answer them. We’re here to help you expand your skills and follow your jewelry bliss.