Jason Marchiafava

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About Jason Marchiafava: 

Jason has been teaching at New Approach School for Jewelers since 2004. He is a third generation Artist and Craftsman that was trained following traditional methods to have a strong fundamental base in working with precious metals and gemstones.

 

Early in his engraving career, he studied under a number of world renowned Master Hand Engravers and is an expert at Bulino engraving,  Banknote Engraving, and Micro Chasing on precious and non precious metals. He traveled to Gardone Val Trompia, Italy, to visit the home studios of many internationally renowned Italian masters. While there, he studied engraving techniques considered to be some of the finest quality examples of Italian artistry in metal. This experience would become a big influence in defining quality, detail, and disciplined development in order to execute projects of comparable magnitude.

 

Later, he went on to study Intaglio engraving under the Chief Engraver of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving learning line engraving and printing processes used in the lost art of Bank Note Engraving. Discipline, and style would  be adapted into Jason’s work and add an element of distinction and diversity to his current skill sets.

 

By combining both engraving techniques and sculpting techniques with his fabrication skills. The result is a refined detail and style with an added complexity seldom achievable by a sole artisan. Some high jewelry and engraving works requiring thousands of hours, and multiple years to complete.

 

Over his career, Jason has worked with collections of some of the rarest and finest gemstones available on the world market and specializes in statement and investment grade colored gemstones paired with museum quality precious metal fabrication. A number of his works have been featured in book publishings for both engraving and jewelry.

 

Jason is also the former Master Craftsman of Tiffany & Company in recognition of the titles; Master Jeweler, Setter, and Engraver.Later he would go on to work as the Director of Process Development & Technology and was based in the Historic Tiffany Workshop located in the Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City. Here he worked with his team on making the famed Blue Book Masterpieces.

 

Jason additionally has a comprehensive background on jewelry manufacturing systems and has worked abroad consulting on specialty projects for major jewelry factories in more than 5 countries worldwide in the development of lean manufacturing systems.

 

In 2017, Jason decided to retire his position at Tiffany & Company to pursue his personal dream of creating High Jewelry of his own design, and the publication of educational content for the jewelry industry.

 

Jason and his studio (J.Fava) now resides as a resident Master Craftsman in the newly built New Approach School for Jewelers building in Arrington, Tennessee.

 


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2019 CLASS SCHEDULE IS HERE & WE ARE NOW ENROLLING!! **AND** We Have Moved Into Our Beautiful New Campus ** KEEP CHECKING IN............MORE EXCITING CLASSES TO COME!



NASJ CORE CLASSES 


Graduate Bench Jeweler Program (12-week intensive program with Blaine Lewis)

 Aug 27-Nov 16, 2018-  CLASS CURRENTLY IN SESSION

Mar 4-May 24, 2019- NOW ENROLLING

Aug 26-Nov 15, 2019- ENROLLING SOON

 

Bench Comprehensive (5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis)

Jan 28-Feb 1, 2019CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List
June 4-8, 2019- NOW ENROLLING
July 29-Aug 2, 2019NOW ENROLLING
 

Stone Setting Comprehensive (5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis)

Feb 4-8,2019 - CLASS IS FULL - Pease Call To Be Put On Waiting List

Feb 11-15, 2019 - JUST OPENED UP!!ONLY 9 OPEN BENCHES LEFT

June 10-14, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING

July 8-12, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING

Aug 5-9, 2019 NOW ENROLLING                 

 

Advanced Stone Setting (5-day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis)

 Feb 18-22, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING

June 17-21, 2019- NOW ENROLLING

 

 

**ADDITIONAL CLASSES with VISITING GUEST INSTRUCTORS:

 

Wax Carving

(5-day workshop with Kate Wolf 

November 18th-22nd, 2019- NOW ENROLLING 

 

ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING

(5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava )

May 13th-17th, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING

August 12th-16th, 2019-  NOW ENROLLING

 

Counter Sketching & Color Rendering

(5-day workshop with Remy Rotenier)

July 15th-19th, 2019- NOW ENROLLING 

 

 Advanced Jewelry Design and Rendering

(5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier)

July 22nd-26th, 2019- NOW ENROLLING

 

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