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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2020 CLASS SCHEDULE IS HERE **AND** ** KEEP CHECKING IN FOR............MORE EXCITING CLASSES TO COME!



NASJ CORE CLASSES 


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

Aug 26-Nov 15, 2019- JUST GRADUATED - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Mar 2-May 22, 2020NOW ENROLLING - Only 3 Open Benches Left

Aug 31-Nov 20, 2020- ENROLLMENT ACCEPTED SPRING 2020

 

Bench Comprehensive (5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis)

Jan 27 - 31, 2020- CLASS IS FULLPlease Call To Be Put On Waiting List

June 1-5, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

August 3-7, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

 

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

Feb 3-7, 2020CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

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

June 8-12, 20120NOW ENROLLING - Only 6 Open Benches Left

July 6-10, 2020- NOW ENROLLING - Only 6 Open Benches Left

August 10-14, 2020- NOW ENROLLING                       

 

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

 Feb 17-21, 2020NOW ENROLLING - Only 12 Open Benches Left

June 15-19, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

 

 

**ADDITIONAL CLASSES with VISITING GUEST INSTRUCTORS:

 

Wax Carving

(5-day workshop with Kate Wolf 

PLEASE VISIT  KATE'S WEBSITE FOR HER 2020 SCHEDULE

 

 Mokume Gane with the Masters 

(5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion 

October 21-25, 2019- CLASS COMPLETED

2020 DATES COMING SOON....

 

 

ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING

(5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava )

May 11-15, 2020 - NOW ENROLLING

August 10-14, 2020 - NOW ENROLLING

 

Counter Sketching & Color Rendering 

(5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier)

July 13-17, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

 

Advanced Jewelry Design & Rendering 


(5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier)

July 20-24, 2020- NOW ENROLLING 

 

Taking Shape: The Fundamentals & Applications of Chasing & Repoussé

(5-day workshop with Kimberly Vaughn)

2020 DATES COMING SOON.....

 

  

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