of Jewelry Arts
Promotional Video 1994
From 1979 until its closure in 2017, this truly unique school was a complete training facility and a center for jewelry arts internationally. In addition to regular classes, the academy offered an annual Master's Symposium taught by internationally respected jewelry artists. The school also offered books and videos by the faculty. It is no wonder that serious students came from around the country and overseas to what many refer to as,
"The best jewelry school in America."
The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts offered something for everyone interested in making jewelry. Beginners just starting out learned to use basic tools and procedures while developing good working habits. Hobbyists added professional skills that elevated their work right away. And working bench jewelers filled in key areas while picking up new and more advanced techniques. All students received California State authorized certificates and diplomas upon completion of Revere classes and programs.
The Revere Academy was a great place to begin a career, stimulate creativity, add new skills and network. It was a place to learn from nationally recognized craftsmen who taught the skills they used everyday. The faculty included over a dozen master craftsmen and experts who loved what they do and were eager to share their passion and knowledge with the next generation of makers. The Academy's fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios featured live video blow-ups so that students could see every detail even better than leaning over a master's shoulder.
In the year 2000, the Revere Academy pioneered an annual program called the International Masters Symposium. And for almost 20 years, the first week or two in April was set aside and no regular classes were held. Each year very prominent jewelry artisans and crafts people from around the world came to San Francisco and shared their techniques with Revere students. This program proved to be very successful and it was filled with a lot of special events. At the end of each session often the two instructors, who were teaching different classes, collaborated on a very special piece that represented them both. These pieces were auctioned to students at the end of class and the proceeds went to scholarships for new students.
Promotional Video 2015
Harriet Estel Berman
Robert Lee Morris
Samuel C. Brown
Maarten de Witte
Michael David Sturlin