Looking for an engraving school to develop your skills? Gem City College is one of the few institutions in the United States to offer a complete program of engraving. Machines can never replace the fine touch of expert craftsmanship and the skill of hand engraving on precious metals. A knowledge of this craft prepares the student to be a better jeweler because of the skills that are learned with the graver.
Engraving is the process in which a hardened, shaped, and sharpened piece of steel (called the graver) is pushed through a metal’s surface using hand pressure, a small lightweight hammer and chisel, or a pneumatic air-driven hammer. In order to create quality, detailed engravings, our engraving school ensures that each student can accurately execute many cuts or lines in the metal that vary in length, width, and depth. Engraving school students are able to achieve results similar to those produced by an artist with a pen or pencil on paper. Trust that you will be well versed in the art of engraving when completing our program.
Students learn fundamental designs and how to construct letters of different alphabets (Script, Old English, Block etc.) Designing various styles of monograms, cutting Leaf Alphabets, ornamental designs and scrolls are also mastered in this program. Finally, machine and steel engraving are introduced using powered techniques. For additional information regarding the Hand Engraving Program, please see pages 17 thru 20 of the course catalog located on the Horology Home Page.
Standard Occupational Classification – 51-9194 Etchers and Engravers
Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Photoengravers are included in “Prepress Technicians and Workers” (51-5111).
Illustrative examples: Metal Engraver, Glass Etcher