Intro to Metalsmithing: Piercing and Forming (Inclusion Series)
Learn how to create a beautiful tree of life pendant. In this class you will learn to saw and pierce, file, texture, form, and rivet metal, as well as finish a fine crafted work of coppper. We will texture and saw the main pendant, then make a bale and rivet it on. We will patina and polish to finish.
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!
Brandon Harrell is an accomplished artist and metalsmith. She is an ETSU alumni and has a Masters of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Brandon’s own work has been published, shown in multiple exhibits including SOFA Chicago, and she has been awarded at several juried exhibitions. Her work spans from fine art, to jewelry, to craft pieces.
Brandon has over 15 years of teaching experience including workshops, camps, and college classes. She enjoys teaching and showing others how to bring their ideas to tangible realities and experience the joy of creating. Brandon grew up here in East Tennessee and enjoys helping keep the maker spirit history of this region alive.