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Torch Fired Aura 22 with Chris Darway: Applying Gold To Fine Silver, Sterling And Copper

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Gem Cutters Workshop
Meadow Mill at Woodberry
3600 Clipper Mill Road, suite 116
Baltimore, MD  21211

Educational Classes
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Advance Only
The material fee is INCLUDED in the tuition and includes one ounce package of Aura 22; fine sable brush; pre-cut metal. If you want to be on the WAITLIST for this class, please contact Jackie Orsini at
Cancellation Policy:
There is a cancellation fee of $90.00 to cover the cost of the Aura 22 kit. No refunds one week before class begins.
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Torch Fired Aura 22 with Chris Darway: Applying Gold to Fine Silver, Sterling and Copper

: Visiting Artist,  Chris Darway

Date:  Saturday September 8th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Aura 22 was developed to be used on fine silver metal clay as an alternative/supplement to Keum-Bo. This new method allows us to apply Aura 22 to not only fine silver but sterling and copper. Instead of a kiln we’ll use a torch. Once fired the material can be rolled, fold formed, soldered on, drilled and etched. Aura 22 fired pieces are perfect for enameling.

Join us for this one day introduction to Aura 22 Gold.

Materials cost is included with tuition. 

Kit includes:
 1) One
 gram package of Aura 22, a liquid gold material, which is 91.6% pure gold and 8.4% fine silver. This precious metal is able to fuse to silver, copper and brass at low temperatures, creating in a layer of gold considerably thicker than that achieved by electroplating. The result is a deep golden color that is hard wearing.


2) Wetting solution


3) Two small brushes for application



Some beautiful examples of this technique.

Instructor Bio: Christopher Darway has been working as a designer, teacher, and artisan in metals for over 40 years, earning his B.F.A. in craft design from Philadelphia College of Art.

Over the years, he has sold his work through galleries, shops, and craft shows, including American Craft Council and Smithsonian. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Japan, and England.


He is a two-time recipient of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts Award, a senior PMC instructor for Rio Grande, former president of the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths, and writer for Art Jewelry Magazine. He currently teaches at the Wayne Art Center and for the University of the Arts, Continuing Education Program.


His work has been exhibited in Japan, England, and Germany, and in many venues in the U.S.


View Darway’s work: