Imagine sipping a perfectly refreshing glass of iced tea or a cozy mug of hot chocolate from a handmade copper vessel. Learn how to use soldering, riveting, and chasing techniques to produce a copper vessel three inches in diameter. Add a stainless-steel insert to insulate your favorite hot and cool beverages, and personalize your vessel with a raised image or stylish handles. Time permitting, students may complete multiple projects. All levels welcome. Note: materials fee may exceed $100.
Learn a completely new and amazingly simple way to form flat sheet copper into 3-D shapes with texture—no soldering required. Using basic tools such as a hammer, anvil, and torch, you will be able to create 3-D shapes with a natural, organic quality, perfect for everything from small jewelry to large yard sculpture pieces. All levels welcome.
Construct a unique and whimsical, copper-clad birdhouse as a home for birds or as a decorative element for your own nest. Working with thin copper foil, learn various ways to texture and form the metal, then apply liquid enamels and torch-fire for color. Attach the metal pieces to a wooden base for structure and have fun enhancing it with small found objects. All levels welcome. Note: materials fee may exceed $100.
Create a copper clock face for later mounting, a simple free-standing clock, an all-copper wall clock, or, time permitting, a combination. Learn how to lay out a clock face and how to texture and embellish it using patinas and polishing to enhance appearance and usability. As time permits, try your hand at other timely treasures like perpetual calendars. Prior experience in copper smithing helpful, but not required.
Produce beautiful, etched copper and brass jewelry. Learn how to make a simple saltwater and battery setup, prepare the metal, create unique designs, and etch. Create pendants, beads, and other pieces that can be completed with cold connections (no soldering required) and finished with findings. Depart with your wearable art and plenty of knowledge to continue making fantastic pieces of your own at home. All levels welcome.
Make a collection of amazingly varied, mixed-media book structures ranging from simple accordion books to the more elaborate Coptic binding. Get creative with decorative papers and different ways to fold pages. Then, learn the basic skills of sifting and firing enamel (powdered glass) onto pieces of copper metal to use as covers or embellishments for your books. Go home with several enamel-adorned books to add to your collection or give as gifts. All levels welcome.
Create unique hanging jewelry for your garden or porch with copper tubing, copper sheet, and found objects. Scale up basic jewelry-making techniques of coiling, sawing, soldering, and cold connections to create rain chains and tree or porch dangles. Add extra whimsy and personality to your chain by wire-wrapping upcycled glass or metal charms into the links. No experience required; good hand strength is a must.
Create whimsical and elegant sculptures that hang in your garden using copper tubing, sheet, wire, and found objects. Scale up basic jewelry-making techniques like coiling, sawing, soldering, and cold connections to create rain chains, tree dangles, and mobiles. Add extra whimsy and personality to your hangings by incorporating upcycled glass or metal “charms” into the links. All levels welcome, but good hand strength is a must. Note: materials fee may exceed $100.
Explore all the fun possibilities of bracelets. Learn to use the hydraulic press to form metal under pressure, the rolling mill to emboss texture onto copper, and air chasing to create dimensional bracelets. Return home with an armful of fabulous copper and/or silver bracelets and bangles. All levels welcome. Note: materials fee may exceed $100.
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