About Jason Marchiafava:
Jason Marchiafava is a friend of New Approach School for Jewelers, and we welcome his visits, inspiration and expert knowledge about jewelry, and most particularly ornamental hand-engraving. Watching him demonstrate his mastery of this craft is mesmerizing, and speaks of the devotion he has given to being one of the best engravers in the world.
Jason is one of a very few engravers in the U.S. practicing traditional Italian style Bulino engraving at an expert level and the youngest practicing engraver ever to be awarded "Professional Status" with the Firearms Engravers Guild of America. Currently Jason is working on some of the largest and most elaborate gun engraving commission in the U.S. ranging from 800-1000+hr projects.
Jason 's primary focused has been to take on the most elaborate hand engraving and hand made jewelry projects available in the U.S. luxury market today. He traveled to Italy to study advanced Bulino engraving in the workshops of some of the most important Master Engravers in history. Notably, Gianfranco Pedersoli, Creative Art, Firmo and Francesca Fracassi, Manrico Tocoli, Bottega Giovanelli, Stephano Pedretti...to name a few. In 2004 at 24 years old he was awarded Master Status by the Fire Arms Engravers Guild Of America. At the time he was the youngest in history to ever achieve this honor. Jason is also Master Craftsman & Director of Process Development and Technology at Tiffany & Co.
About Blaine Lewis: Owner, President and Lead Instructor Blaine Lewis has been at the forefront of jeweler education for more than 21 years. In that... View full product details
About Drew Hadley: Anyone who has attended NASJ in the last several years has met our one and only Drew. Drew Hadley teaches alongside Blaine... View full product details
About Chris Ploof: We are proud to introduce Chris Ploof as an instructor at NASJ in 2016, with our NEW Mokume Workshop, created for jewelers... View full product details
Aug 21-Nov 11, 2016 - CLASS IS FULL
Feb 27-May 19, 2017- CLASS IS FULL
Aug 28-Nov 17, 2017- NOW ENROLLINGGraduate Bench Jeweler intensive program...learn more
Feb 13-17, 2017- CLASS IS FULL
June 12-16, 2017- CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To be Put On Wait List
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Aug 7-11, 2017- CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To be Put On Wait List
This intensive five day workshop...learn moreAdvanced Stone Setting (5 day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis):
Jun 19-23, 2017- CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Wait List
Immerse yourself in advanced stone setting...learn more
Bead Setting & Micro-Pave *Benefit of Go Further program* (2 day advanced workshop with Drew Hadley)
Two day advanced Bead Setting and Micro-Pave class...Learn More
Clearing Hurdles *Benefit of Go Further program* (2 day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis):
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