SUSTAINABLE HANDMADE

Upcoming workshops:



Chester Art Centre

Pendant, Bracelet, Earrings

Link to the Chester Art Centre page: Pendant, Bracelet, Earrings

Register through the Chester Art Center. Cost $250

DATE CHANGE March 5 and 6, 2022 9AM-3PM



Make a jewelry set. Learn the basics of hammering, bending, stamping and forming copper to create your own fabulous bracelet, pendant and earrings. In this two day workshop students will first explore the fundamentals with exercises in technique, producing a variety of take home pieces. The second day will see them pursue their own designs, crafting their own pendant, bracelet and earring set.

Students will learn to cut and shape copper. Employing shears, saws, and files, and forming with hammers, pliers, and fixtures the copper is transformed; applying a variety of surface textures and finishes to embellish the work takes it even further. All with the intention of taking home their own art jewelry pieces. 

Cost: $250

Materials and findings are provided, and a wide variety of shared tooling will be employed.           Please bring hearing and eye protection, and wear closed toe footwear. 

Skill level: beginner to intermediate.
Maximum number of participants: 10



Hand Hammer Copper


Chester Art Center 

April 9-10, 2022, 9am-3pm

Link to Chester Art Center page: Hand Hammer Copper

Register through Chester Art Center. Cost $250

Learn the ancient art of hand-hammering copper. Through demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on work students will learn the basic skills to raise and sink a copper bowl. Over the two days participants will first create a bowl, and then a bowl with an applied handle. It could be a sweet coffee scoop, or a ladle to serve a holiday beverage; copper has a long history in making functional art.

Copper discs and handle material will be provided. A variety of shared tooling will be available for use. Bring your own marked hammers if you wish to try them. Please bring work gloves, hearing and eye protection, and wear closed toe footwear. 

Skill level: beginner to intermediate.
Maximum number of participants: 10

Cost $250




BIG BOWL CLASS

Make a large copper bowl

April 15, 16, 2022 9AM-3PM

Chester Art Center