Washington Chapter, AGS Guild and Seattle Metals Guild Present:
Jason Marchiafava: The Details of a Modern Day Master
Friday, July 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
$20 Per person, includes snacks and beverages
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
To register please go to Moderndaymaster.eventbrite.com
Jason Marchiafava – Master Gold and Platinumsmith, Master Engraver, and Lead Trainer for a world renowned Iconic American Jewelry Co. will be discussing acquisition of fine and rare gemstones, effective strategies for t raining goldsmiths, Custom Design, Engraving, and most of all, a pictorial step by step construction of a very high end piece of jewelry.
As a third generation artist and craftsman by trade, Jason began his training under Master Jewelers and world-renowned craftsmen. From the age of 11, Jason’s career has encompassed metalsmithing, stone setting, engraving, instruction, and the building, development, and training of manufacturing facilities. Jason was awarded Master Status from the Firearms Engravers Guild of America at the age of 24, making him the youngest in history to achieve this Honor.
Jason has studied jewelry and engraving across the globe, formally ranging from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, The Revere Academy, New Approach School for Jewelers, GRS, and Bottega Incisioni Cesare Giovanelli. Furthermore, he has studied and worked with greats such as Hratch Nargizian, Richard Prillaman, Scott Pilkington, Mike Dubber, Sam Alfano, and Christian DeCamillis.
Jason honed in his engraving skills with studies at world famous Italian studios such as Firmo and Francesca Fracassi, Manrico Torcoli, Gianfranco Pedersoli, Giancarlo and Stephano Pedretti, and Creative Art. Afterward, the American Numismatic Association awarded Jason a scholarship to study intaglio engraving under Christopher Madden, Chief Engraver at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving in Washington D.C.
From 2006-2010, Jason worked for a private firm concentrating on ultra-rare and investment grade colored stones projects. Elaborate and detailed, he has created pieces of art many involving over 1000 hours of labor and up to three years to complete.
Jason teaches as a Master Instructor for New Approach School for Jewelers alongside Blaine Lewis. He has since built training facilities for companies overseas. In 2009, he joined up with an iconic American jewelry company to design, build, and develop, their internal manufacturing systems along with their training department at their new Lexington, Kentucky facility. In 2010, he was the first person to be awarded the title of Master Craftsman in the company’s 175 year history. He now focuses on training, new product development, global education, and the streamlining of their setting, polishing, and washout departments. The team of craftsman, trained and cultivated under Jason currently has the highest quality average in the company’s manufacturing history.
To view Jason’s work, please visit: www.Jfava.com