Forged Rings with Michael David Sturlin--August 16-18, 2019, 9am-5pm
Forged Rings Master Class - Form and Fluency with Hand and Hammer
This three day intensive applied technique workshop focuses on transformative sculpture with the simplest of tools – the goldsmith's hammer. Work alongside a master goldsmith and cultivate a new range of expression as you learn the subtleties and finesse of hammer on metal.
Workshop instruction covers preparation of hammers and proper use of tools and technique for the processes of forging, forming, bending, shaping, cold working, hardening and annealing precious metal. Practical exercises are fabricated in copper and final projects in silver.
Suitable for all levels, no prior metalsmithing experience is required. Class fee includes 3 days of instruction, all necessary class supplies, and a metals kit with copper and silver wire to complete projects. A student tool list will be sent to registered students.
Reserve your seat here via PayPal or call the studio at 616-607-2470. Payment arrangements available.