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Beyond hammer textures, metalsmiths of all levels will learn the nuances in adding unique textures to metal in this one-day jewelry class!
Sometimes texture is an important design element, sometimes it’s a way to express something in your jewelry, sometimes it’s a way to hide a mistake, and sometimes it’s just fun!
If you are interested in learning a variety of ways to approach texture than this is the class for you. Students will learn different methods to create texture using a torch, stamping tools, hammers, and flex shaft tools.
Note: This is a class for learning different ideas for texturing so a “finished project” is not included in this curriculum, however students are welcome to bring projects they are personally working on. Students may also bring their own silver sheet.
Class duration: 8 hours with a 45-minute break for lunch.
Prerequisites: students must know how to safely operate a flexshaft and torch.
Last day to cancel for a full refund: February 13, 2021.
Tools and Materials:
Tools will be provided. You need to bring your own mask as well as a N95 or KN95 mask for polishing.
Materials fee: (bring cash - exact change is appreciated)
- $30. Materials Kit includes: copper sheet, silver scrap, and 80/20 silver for reticulation and use of a small variety of flexshaft tools to texture with.
About the instructor, Michele Throne
Michele’s first dip into metalsmithing started with a high school class. She then picked it back up after getting her BFA at Florida State University. She’s been a full time jeweler for 11 years, and has been teaching art since 1998 and metalsmithing since 2012. She has taught workshops in Estes Park, Boulder Metalsmithing Association, and now at Silver Peak Studio.
Her deep love and appreciation for everything outdoors and love for people inspire her to create jewelry focused on nature and the human experience.