Dancing With Hammers
October 8, 2017 – October 14, 2017
This is an introductory class in metalwork that focuses on forging; the directional stretching of metal with hammers. Forging is an excellent way to include dimension and gesture in your designs. Using techniques from blacksmiths on a smaller scale, students will learn jewelry applications that include rings, bracelets and brooches. You will investigate the rolling mill as an adjunct to the hammer and learn how the various parts of an anvil expand the range of your expression. Students will work in copper and sterling silver. This class is designed for the beginner, but those with prior experience will have plenty to engage them.
COURSE FEE: $525
Tom McCarthy operates his studio in St. Louis, Missouri and earned his MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and has been making jewelry for over 30 years. McCarthy teaches workshops across the country and contributed a chapter to The Penland Book of Jewelry. In 2006, he was awarded a Fellowship in the Arts from the State of Florida.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.