Silversmith Basics Workshop
With Amy Raymond & Jill Skinner
Raymond Silver Co. & The Classy Trailer
January 23rd & 24th, 2020
South Buckeye Equestrian Center
January 23rd – 9:00am-5:00pm and January 24th – 8:00am-12:00pm
This class will be set up for beginners and people that want to learn some new techniques. Our goal with the class is that each person leaves with their own bracelet and necklace. Jill and I both love what we do and sharing makes it even better. We will go over soldering, piercing out overlays, forming, setting turquoise stones, tools needed, and what you need to get your own studio started.
All materials and tools provided.
This class is limited to 12 participants.
Partial proceeds from this workshop will go towards Art of the Cowgirl Fellowship Program
Please email Amy Raymond with questions
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About Amy Raymond, “Raymond Silver Co.”
Amy Raymond is a ranching mom of two boys, Pace (13) and Colter (10). They are cowboys and love riding, roping and spending time gathering cattle with their parents. Amy and her husband run the cows for his fifth generation ranch in Eastern Oregon.
“I became a silversmith because it gave me the freedom to raise my children and help around the ranch. Being a silversmith fulfilled my need to build cowboy gear and art with my hands. I also love to make things outside the box of the usual belt buckles and spurs. For example; my engraved Dice Cup, Indian Chief earrings, and bottle cap openers.”
On her journey to becoming a silversmith, she began working with ring builder Travis Stringer who gave her a start. As the years passed she wanted to progress to the next level. To learn more about making bits and spurs she came in contact and worked with two local reputable bit and spur makers, Hugh Coffelt and Jim Baltzor. Knowing there is no end to what you can learn in this craft Amy wanted to keep pushing her skills and artistic style. She hit a point in her journey where she felt very stagnate and needed to push to the next level. That is when she searched out a master engraver. Amy trained with master engraver Diane Scalese and world renowned bit and spur maker Ernie Marsh, both great teachers. “I think of myself as a sponge, if people are willing to teach me, I love to learn.”
For the last six years Amy has headed up the Pendleton Cattle Barons Bit, Spur and Engraving Contest. The last four years she has also organized a workshop along with the contest. Her goal with Cattle Barons is to help the artists share ideas, learn new techniques and make money in the workshops from the artisans that are invited. The contest allows everyone to share their working skills and art, expanding their crafts and artistic horizons as well. The show grows every year and she hopes to keep up this momentum. It is a great way to share the traditional cowboy way of life and arts with others. “My personal goal is continuing to develop my skills, making and engraving techniques and keep my designs fresh and exciting.”
About Jill Skinner, “The Classy Trailer”
Born and raised in Napa, California, Jill grew up riding and showing both quarter and paint horses in all around and reining. She has spent numerous years around show cattle, and currently raise club calves. She and her husband reside in Madras, Oregon with their two children. Jill started her own jewelry company, The Classy Trailer, back in 2014 with a heavy focus on creating meaning pieces for ranching families. Her favorite accomplishments include attending NFR a few times as a vendor, teaching a class at Pendleton Cattle Barons, and having a collaboration clutch with Allie Falcon in Cowboys and Indians.