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.
625 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004