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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NASJ CORE CLASSES 


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

 Aug 27-Nov 16, 2018-  CLASS GRADUATED - CONGRATULATIONS!!

Mar 4-May 24, 2019CLASS GRADUATED - CONGRATULATIONS!! 

Aug 26-Nov 15, 2019- CLASS IS IN SESSION : )

 

Bench Comprehensive (5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis)

Jan 28-Feb 1, 2019CLASS COMPLETED

June 4-8, 2019- CLASS COMPLETED 

July 29-Aug 2, 2019CLASS COMPLETED

August 12-16, 2019- CLASS COMPLETED

 

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

Feb 4-8,2019 - CLASS COMPLETED

Feb 11-15, 2019 - CLASS COMPLETED

June 10-14, 2019 - CLASS COMPLETED

July 8-12, 2019CLASS COMPLETED              

July 15-19, 2019 - CLASS COMPLETED

Aug 5-9, 2019 - CLASS COMPLETED              

 

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

 Feb 18-22, 2019 - CLASS COMPLETED

June 17-21, 2019- CLASS COMPLETED

 

 

**ADDITIONAL CLASSES with VISITING GUEST INSTRUCTORS:

 

Wax Carving

(5-day workshop with Kate Wolf 

Nov 18th-22nd, 2019- CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List 

 

 Mokume Gane with the Masters 

(5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion 

October 21-25, 2019 - CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

 

 

ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING

(5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava )

May 13th-17th, 2019 - CLASS COMPLETED

August 12th-16th, 2019CLASS COMPLETED

 

Counter Sketching & Color Rendering

(5-day workshop with Remy Rotenier)

July 15th-19th, 2019- CLASS COMPLETED

 

 Advanced Jewelry Design and Rendering

(5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier)

July 22nd-26th, 2019- CLASS COMPLETED

 

 The Fundamentals & Application of Chasing & Repoussé

(4-day workshop with Kimberly Vaughn)

August 5th - August 8th, 2019CLASS COMPLETED

 

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