Forged and Chased Utensils
July 17-21, 2023
In Person / Pocosin
Flatware doesn’t have to be flat! By combining forging and chasing, artists can create dynamic and sculptural forms that defy expectations. In this course, students will design, forge, and chase a sculptural utensil. In the process, students will learn how to develop patterns for forging, make their own chisels, and interweave silversmithing and blacksmithing processes. Special focus will be placed on the role of tool making and modification in chasing processes.
Raising Organic Forms
October 21-23, 2022
In Person / Metalwerx
Angle Raising allows makers to transform flat sheet metal into dynamic three-dimensional forms. In this weekend workshop led by master of anthropomorphic forming techniques, Logan Woodle, students will learn the fundamentals of angle raising by creating a form and then adding complexity using hammer forming and chasing processes. Along with a vessel form, attendees can expect to leave the course with an understanding of pattern development, tool modification, and hammer forming processes that facilitate the making of organic shapes. A component of this class will focus on modifying a raising hammer to fit each student's needs.
Raising and Fabricating Pewter
June 9, 16 & 23, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Zoom Workshop with Pocosin Arts
Pewter’s unique molecular structure presents makers with a nearly overwhelming range of forming and fabrication techniques. In this course students will learn to exploit this structure through raising and mixed metal fabrication. Over three weeks attendees will learn to draft patterns, angle raise, weld, and solder pewter and copper. Special focus will be placed on exploring how pewter and copper respond differently to forming techniques.
FRENEMIES: JOINING PEWTER, SILVER, AND OTHER METALS / July 11 & 18