Chris Ploof

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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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NASJ CORE CLASSES 

Graduate Bench Jeweler Program12-week intensive program with Blaine Lewis

Mar 2-May 22, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

Aug 31-Nov 20, 2020: ENROLLMENT OPENS SPRING 2020

 

Bench Comprehensive: 5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis

Jan 27-31, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

June 1-5, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

August 3-7, 2020: NOW ENROLLING

 

Stone Setting Comprehensive: 5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis

Feb 3-7, 2020: 1 BENCH HAS OPENED UP - Please Call If Interested

Feb 10-14, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

June 8-12, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

July 6-10, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

July 13-17, 2020: JUST OPENED- NOW ENROLLING

August 10-14, 2020: NOW ENROLLING - ONLY 2 OPEN BENCHES LEFT                       

 

Advanced Stone Setting: 5-day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis

 Feb 17-21, 2020: NOW ENROLLING - Only 1 Open Bench Left

June 15-19, 2020: NOW ENROLLING

 

CLASSES with GUEST INSTRUCTORS

Mokume Gane with the Masters5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion 

October 19 - October 23, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

 

ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING: 5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava

May 11-15, 2020 - NOW ENROLLING - ONLY 5 OPEN BENCHES LEFT

August 10-14, 2020 - NOW ENROLLING

 

Counter Sketching & Color Rendering5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

July 13-17, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

 

Advanced Jewelry Design & Rendering5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

July 20-24, 2020- NOW ENROLLING 

 

Taking Shape: The Fundamentals & Applications of Chasing & Repoussé5-day workshop with Kimberly Vaughn

2020 DATES COMING SOON

 

Wax Carving5-day workshop with Kate Wolf 

PLEASE VISIT  KATE'S WEBSITE FOR HER 2020 SCHEDULE

 

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