Struggling with ZBrush?

Chances are, if you found my course, you've probably picked up a copy of ZBrush, seen some amazing sculptural jewelry created with the software, but the complexity is making your head spin.

The interface is overwhelming, your computer is crawling, and resolution is baffling. All these crazy terms—DynaMesh, SubTools, Subdivisions, ActivePoints, Polygroups—what the heck does it all mean? You just wanted to jump in and start sculpting.

Whether you're an absolute beginner, new to jewelry, or a professional jeweler looking to add sculptural elements to your bespoke designs, this course can help you.


Gain a true understanding of ZBrush with clear, concise instructions...and learn how to apply it to your own beautiful jewelry pieces.


You've come to the right place

Most of the ZBrush video tutorials out there are presented by talented character sculptors with little or no practical jewelry or casting experience. Trying to piece together content from multiple instructors with conflicting methods is time-consuming and can be frustrating.

I've combined years of practical jewelry experience and a lifetime of teaching with a complete understanding of ZBrush.

The experience of 3D printing my designs, mold making, and casting in my studio helps me to understand the challenges faced by jewelry artists.

I simplify the concepts and teach you quickly what took me years to learn...

Learn with an experienced, professional trainer

Like you, I struggled with ZBrush in the beginning. Translating my knowledge to this new medium was more than challenging. For the past several years I've explored ways to make ZBrush easier—and more efficient—for new users.

As a former Tech Trainer and Systems Engineer at Apple, I excelled at distilling complex concepts into understandable lessons for customers and employees of all skill levels.

The course includes over eleven hours of step-by-step video, detailed handouts, and Tutorial Notes to make learning easier.

Easy-to-Understand Bonus Class Handouts

The course comes with multi-page handouts with graphics, clear explanations, and examples to complement your video lessons.

Hi, I’m Kat Adair!

I am a glass and jewelry artist and technical trainer in the Austin, Texas area. I've been using ZBrush for several years to create 3D models on a Formlabs SLA printer for direct casting of my jewelry designs. With a strong professional training background, years of experience in jewelry fabrication, casting, wax carving, and a love of teaching, I wanted to make ZBrush much easier to understand for jewelry artists.

I get rave reviews from my training clients, who describe me as a patient teacher who's great at explaining the "hows and whys."

I've developed methods that make ZBrush efficient to use on even low-end hardware, with a focus on getting students up and running quickly in one of the most amazing pieces of software I've ever worked with.

I'm confident I can get you there, too!



What can you create with ZBrush?

Turtle charm
Sculpted Turtle for Inlay

This turtle has indentations for crushed stone or enamel, and skin detail created with masks.

Kissing birds pendant
Try Different Design Variations

ZBrush made it easy to try different design variations with these little kissing bird slides.


Treehouse charm
Sculpting Multi-Part Charms

This little treehouse charm features hard-surface modeling in ZModeler and regular sculpting.

Experiment with Materials

As a glass artist, I can experiment with non-metal materials such as glass, resin, or enamels.

Plumeria necklace
Necklace with Symmetry

Using different types of symmetry makes this flower necklace a breeze!

Sand Dollar Eternity Ring
Sculpted Eternity Ring

One of the class projects is this Sand Dollar eternity ring with stones and custom textures.

Masked Designs

Import graphic designs from Photoshop, an iPad, or tablet to embellish your jewelry.


Geometric Twists

Use hard-surface modeling features to create complex proof-of-concepts quickly.

Stone Settings

Create unique stone settings using Curve brushes, ZModeler, and sculpting.

Choose a Pricing Option

Lifetime Access!


$399

ZBrush Comprehensive Jewelry Course: One-time Payment

Over Twelve Hours of Video, Handouts, and Tutorial Notes

This course covers the full scope of using ZBrush to create custom jewelry pieces. Use ZBrush to do the following:

  • Learn navigation and how to get started while creating a custom charm, then save and 3D print
  • Understand how to work actual size with ZBrush
  • Create a Jewelry Toolbox with reusable components
  • Learn how to make custom brushes and scroll brushes
  • Create base models with several different methods for your sculpting masterpieces
  • Learn how to use decorative tools to embellish your work without sculpting
  • Create custom stone settings, adding them to a reusable brush
  • Work through several multi-part projects to understand the ZBrush workflow, including hollow pieces with stonesetting


3 payments of $135/month

ZBrush Comprehensive Jewelry Course: Three Payment Plan

Over Twelve Hours of Video, Handouts, and Tutorial Notes

This course covers the full scope of using ZBrush to create custom jewelry pieces. Use ZBrush to do the following:

  • Learn navigation and how to get started while creating a custom charm, then save and 3D print
  • Understand how to work actual size with ZBrush
  • Create a Jewelry Toolbox with reusable components
  • Learn how to make custom brushes and scroll brushes
  • Create base models with several different methods for your sculpting masterpieces
  • Learn how to use decorative tools to embellish your work without sculpting
  • Create custom stone settings, adding them to a reusable brush
  • Work through several multi-part projects to understand the ZBrush workflow, including hollow pieces with stonesetting


$549

ZBrush Comprehensive Jewelry Course: Includes 2 Hours of Targeted Coaching

Over Twelve Hours of Video, Handouts, Tutorial Notes, with Coaching

This course covers the full scope of using ZBrush to create custom jewelry pieces. Use ZBrush to do the following:

  • Learn navigation and how to get started while creating a custom charm, then save and 3D print
  • Understand how to work actual size with ZBrush
  • Create a Jewelry Toolbox with reusable components
  • Learn how to make custom brushes and scroll brushes
  • Create base models with several different methods for your sculpting masterpieces
  • Learn how to use decorative tools to embellish your work without sculpting
  • Create custom stone settings, adding them to a reusable brush
  • Work through several multi-part projects to understand the ZBrush workflow, including hollow pieces with stonesetting

Course Outline


  Welcome to ZBrush Jewelry!
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  Getting Started with ZBrush
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  Sculpting Break
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  Making Base Shapes
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  Decorative Techniques
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  Stone Settings
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  Projects & Practice
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  Sand Dollar Eternity Ring
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  Sunflower Ring: A Hollowed Ring with Three Stone Setting Methods
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  Heart & Flowers Ring
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  Concave Textured Pendant
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  Scroll Earrings
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  Happy Bell
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  Bonus
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  Next Steps
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