SMALL SCALE FORGING FOR THE JEWELER'S WORKSHOP

Forging - Wayne Werner
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Forging - Wayne Werner
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SMALL SCALE FORGING FOR THE JEWELER'S WORKSHOP

360.00

2 Day Class

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2 Day Intermediate Class - April 1st-2nd from 9-5pm

Instructor: Wayne Werner 

Tuition: $360 (materials fee: $15 - paid to instructor)

THIS class will show you how to think like a blacksmith on a very small scale.

The workshop will focus on the many applications forging has in the jeweler’s workshop. Students will explore the ductility, plasticity, and crystalline nature of silver and gold alloys.  They are introduced to forging metals to create beautiful forms or to simply size up a ring.  Metals ability to be stretched, bent and patterned by the use of hammers, punches, and templates will be demonstrated. A series of short exercises will be preformed by students with an emphasis on future applications for their own work.  Layout techniques, template, model making and surface embellishment will be explored.  Students will be introduced to different hammers, their care and the different applications each one has. Proper posture, approach to work and efficient project layout will be addressed.  Advanced students may customize their projects to challenge their abilities.