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Make It Move: Forging Non-Ferrous Metal

June 19 - 24, 2022

Adam Atkinson  ·  adamatkinsonart.com

Everett Hoffman  ·  everetthoffman.net

Workshop at a glance

Adapt your hand skills to effortlessly alter metal into a variety of forms through the ancient art of forging.


  • Cold and hot forging
  • Metal fabrication
  • Basic cold connections and soldering


  • Non-ferrous metals including copper, bronze, and silver


  • Mastery of basic forging techniques
  • Students will leave the class with forged utensils and objects

Artist Bios

Adam Atkinson is a metalsmith, curator, and educator. He received an MFA in metal design at East Carolina University and a BFA in interdisciplinary studio practices at Boise State University. Atkinson’s work documents relationships between gender and the body using adornment and small-scale sculpture as formats for exploration. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Wayne Art Center, Boone Art and History Museum, and Nagoya Zokei University, Nagoya, Japan, among others. He was awarded numerous residencies including the Emerging Artist Residency at the Baltimore Jewelry Center and is currently in the three-year residency at Penland School of Craft. He was faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, Boise State University, and has taught workshops across the country.
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Everett Hoffman is a cross disciplinary artist, curator, and writer. He received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA from Boise State University. He has since completed residencies at Arrowmont as well as the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Hoffman has written for the publications Metalsmith and Art Jewelry Forum, and his work has been published in BmoreArt and Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey. His work has been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Craft Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Soil Gallery, Seattle, Washington, and the Benaki Museum in Athens Greece. Hoffman is currently completing a three-year residency at Penland School of Craft.
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  • Everett Hoffman
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Workshop Description

Master the ancient art of forging in this material intensive workshop. During this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of forging techniques to produce one-of-a-kind jewelry, utensils, and small metal sculpture. The course will be structured around a series of demonstrations to learn cold and hot forging non-ferrous metals, including copper, bronze, and silver. Sawing, soldering, and cold connections will be explored to find compelling methods of fabrication. Once you have mastered the basics, you will design and fabricate your own unique, forged objects. Whether you have years of experience or have never touched a forging hammer, this workshop will enhance the practice of both beginning and seasoned makers. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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