Intro to Metalsmithing: Cold Connections/Hammer Textures (Inclusion Series)
Cold connections are a great option if you do not want to set up a soldering station! Students will design a simple, 2-3 layer pendant, and then work with the instructor to complete it. We will talk about different kinds of rivets, making jump rings, and annealing and texturing our metal. Plus, play with patinas to make your copper layers stand out!
Please wear natural fibers, close-toed shoes, full length pants, and have any long hair pulled back. If you would like to bring your own safety glasses you may; otherwise, we will have extras here.
*Age 16+ (under 18 MUST be accompanied by a guardian)
This workshop is part of our “Inclusion” series where we invite anyone who may not feel comfortable using these tools to join us in the metal or wood shop (or both!), learn some new skills, and meet other people who are also new to this! All of our instructors for this series are prepared for complete beginners, we hope you will join us!
Linore graduated with a BFA in Metalsmithing and Ceramics in 2018 and has since spent time as the Head of Metals and Glass at Camp Matoaka in Maine, Metals Studio Assistant at Arrowmont, the Program Manager and then Director at The Inventor Center, and a ceramics and jewelry teacher for kids and adults in the Tri-Cities area.
She loves to see her students grow more comfortable and confident throughout the class(es), and does everything she can to facilitate that! Questions are always welcome, feedback encouraged, and she loves to learn from her students’ inquisitive minds and ideas!