Davide

Davide Bigazzi Studio and Gallery is the retail gallery and working studio of Florentine jeweler, metalsmith, and instructor, Davide Bigazzi, renowned for his mastery of chasing & repousse’.

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Studio Classes

Davide Bigazzi Studio offers a unique learning environment. Individuals seeking to gain skills in jewelry design and/or the art of chasing and repoussé, have the opportunity to study with a Florentine master while working on projects that challenge and expand the imagination. Class size is a maximum of five students so that each student receives intensive, personalized instruction taking into account personal goals, skill level, and individual interests. 

Beginning students learn the fundamentals of jewelry fabrication, while advanced students improve technical skills.  As a beginner you start off with the basic fabrication skills such as piercing, filing, soldering, stone setting, and finishing techniques. Through hands-on experience you will learn to use hand tools, torches, flex shafts, rolling mills, polishers, and more.

Students of chasing and repoussé learn the fundamentals of this expressive technique and how it can be used to embellish jewelry as well as hollowware. 

When can I start?

You can start at any time. Classes are ongoing and available on a first come first served basis. Attend class weekly or as your schedule and budget permits. 

Class Schedule

  • Tuesdays: 11-2pm, 2-5pm   
  • Thursdays: 9-12pm, 12-3pm, 3-6pm 
  • Saturdays: 10-1pm

Classes are offered from September-May. 

Purchase & Reserve Classes

There are two ways in which you can join us. 

Drop In: Reserve a spot in class as your schedule permits. Classes are available on a first come, first served basis. Once you register and purchase your first 12hr class package ($360) you can reserve up to four classes. 

Weekly: A spot in class is reserved for you indefinitely and you will receive payment reminders every four weeks. Weekly spots are limited.

There is currently a weekly spot available on Saturdays.

*A reservation is required to secure a spot in class. Materials (copper, silver, gold, etc.) are not included. A piece of copper is supplied to new students for their very first exercise. 

Private Instruction

Private instruction in chasing and repousse' and jewelry fabrication is available by appointment. 

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