Tryon Arts and Crafts offers intermediate silversmithing workshop

Published 11:29 am Monday, March 21, 2011

Tryon Arts and Crafts School welcomes back instructor Dan Haga to teach Intermediate Silversmithing. The weekend workshop will be offered on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 at the craft school located on Harmon Field Road. Students taking this workshop will have an opportunity to continue their education of silversmithing while exploring new techniques in the medium from a renowned silversmith and artist.

Silver bracelet by Dan Haga. (photo submitted)

Originally from Texas, Haga has become well known and respected throughout the country and especially in the southeast for the quality of his craft and his ability to teach. His vast knowledge of the medium has led him to successfully instruct numerous workshops at a variety of schools including the William Holland Lapidary School in Young Harris, Ga., the Wild Acres retreat in Spruce Pine, N.C. and many others throughout the region.

Haga sold his insurance business in 1995 to take on the jewelry trade full time and full force. While he has learned the art of jewelry making over the last 19 years, his real education has come from the making of over 8,000 pieces. His work is sold in galleries and stores throughout North Carolina and the southeast. He is very active in the NC metalsmithing community and in the past served as president of the Blueridge Hearthside Crafts Association.

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During this workshop, students will complete multiple projects while developing skills beyond the basics of silversmithing. Students will be refreshed on tools involved in the craft and use of the torch as they learn and increase their knowledge of new techniques. This workshop is designed for continuing education of students with prior experience.

Advance registration for all workshops is required. For more information about the instructor or workshop including tuition and supply costs, contact Tryon Arts & Crafts School at 828-859-8323 or by email More details and examples of projects are available on the Tryon Arts and Crafts School website, There are a limited number of spaces available for this class.

Tryon Arts and Crafts School is located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon and exists to provide creative opportunities for everyone.