Die-Hard: Jewelry Making Using The Hydraulic Press

May 31, 2020 – June 6, 2020

Sue Amendolara

Hydraulic press die-forming is a versatile process, producing smooth volumetric forms in metal used to create jewelry and small sculpture. In this workshop students will create their own jewelry or objects by exploring various types of die-forms. You will use low-tech processes and materials that are easily manipulated to create simple-to-complex pieces. Texturing, embossing, sweat soldering and making multiples are covered as well as surface embellishments. Techniques such as sawing, filing and drilling are covered and will assist participants in completing their individual projects. Open to all skill levels.


Sue Amendolara teaches Jewelry/Metals at Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. She received her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington and a BFA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Her metalwork has been exhibited internationally and publications of her work include American Craft, Metalsmith and Ornament. Amendolara’s work is part of the permanent collection at The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. and the White House Collection of American Crafts, Washington D.C.

Sue Amendolara

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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