Colorado Center for Metal Arts

Colorado Center for Metal Arts

Colorado Center for Metal Arts Bang and Bend: Small-Scale Jewelry Forging with Andy Cooperman

Bang and Bend: Small-Scale Jewelry Forging with Andy Cooperman

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Colorado Center for Metal Arts


Colorado Center for Metal Arts Bang and Bend: Small-Scale Jewelry Forging with Andy Cooperman
Ages

Adult

Dates

Tue, Wed, Thu

Jul 12, 2022 - Jul 14, 2022

3 classes
Time

10:00am - 5:00pm MDT

Location

625 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004

Capacity

10 students


Class Experience

Moving metal with a hammer—forging—lies at the very heart of jewelry and metalsmithing and is one of its great joys. A forged object can be uniquely lyrical and expressive. In this 3-day class we’ll explore small-scale studio forging with a focus on rings.

We’ll get hammers swingin’ working with copper and brass and then move into sterling with the goal of finishing at least one wearable ring or object. Time permitting, we can even melt clean (solder free) sterling scrap into ingots and go from there. The skills offered here can be applied across a spectrum of metals and scales.

Topics include simple model making, tapering, clean up and alternative methods.
Students must have basic skills and be able to file, use the flex shaft, solder and anneal.


Colorado Center for Metal Arts Location

Colorado Center for Metal Arts

625 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004