Chris Ploof

Class Schedule

About Chris Ploof:

Growing up in a small town in Massachusetts, award-winning master jeweler Chris Ploof was a skinny boy lurking around the local living history museum and watching, awestruck, as the craftspeople manipulated materials that had previously seemed unyielding: glass, tin, iron. 
After traveling the world trying a variety of hands-on careers that spoke to his historical influences and technical skills, Chris found himself back on his boyhood path, attempting to improvise a forge using a 55-gallon drum, some firebricks, and a hairdryer. Eventually, his knowledge-seeking lead him to jewelry-making classes. At last, he was home.
Chris has studied with many well-known artists and apprenticed under a master goldsmith. He has an insatiable curiosity and drive that leads him down long roads even after the challenges at hand have been met. 
The Santa Fe Symposium has chosen Chris twice to receive the Industry Leader Award; his work is seen on the cover of Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry (Lark, 2012) as well as in countless other publications; and he travels frequently as a consultant to the jewelry industry. He loves sharing the knowledge he's accumulated over the years with students. And Chris watches for the wide-eyed "I get it!" look in students' eyes; those are the teaching moments he remembers. 
Chris's studio is located in Massachusetts, where he works with a carefully chosen team of fun-to-work-with, like-minded talent.

Visit Chris’s website http://www.chrisploof.com/

 

Listen to Chris’ interview on National Public Radio: “Day in the Work Life”


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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 GRADUATED - CONGRATULATIONS!!

Mar 4-May 24, 2019- CLASS IN SESSION  

Aug 26-Nov 15, 2019- NOW ENROLLING 

 

Bench Comprehensive (5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis)

Jan 28-Feb 1, 2019CLASS COMPLETED
June 4-8, 2019 CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List
July 29-Aug 2, 2019CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List
August 12-16, 2019-  NOW ENROLLING - Class Just Added!! - Only 10 Open Benches Left

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 IS FULL- Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

July 8-12, 2019 - CLASS IS FULL- Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List             

July 15-19, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING - Class Just Added!! - Only 6 Open Benches Left

Aug 5-9, 2019 - CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List              

 

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

 Feb 18-22, 2019 - CLASS COMPLETED

June 17-21, 2019- CLASS FULL- Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

 

 

**ADDITIONAL CLASSES with VISITING GUEST INSTRUCTORS:

 

Wax Carving

(5-day workshop with Kate Wolf 

November 18th-22nd, 2019- NOW ENROLLING 

 

 Mokume Gane with the Masters 

(5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion 

October 21-25, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING

 

 

ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING

(5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava )

May 13th-17th, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING - Only 3 Open Benches Left

August 12th-16th, 2019NOW 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

 

 The Fundamentals & Application of Chasing & Repoussé

(4-day workshop with Kimberly Vaughn)

August 5th - August 8th, 2019- NOW ENROLLING

 

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