Saturday, September 21st, 10-4pm
Session 1: beginning to intermediate levels; Session 2 on 9/28 for those that have etched before and need the facility and chemicals to etch.
This workshop will explore exciting ways to add texture and imagery to sterling silver, copper, and brass. We’ll begin by discussing how to choose copyright free artwork and creating your own artwork for successful etching designs.
We’ll discuss safety and responsible use of several etching chemicals, such as ferric chloride, ferric nitric, and nitric acid solutions to achieve beautiful surface and designs on metal. Then each participant will experiment with provided designs preprinted on “PNP” paper to get hands-on experience with the complete etching process.
We will be making cuff bracelets to practice the complete process of etching. Each student can expect to finish one to two cuff bracelets in the workshop. Class size is limited to ensure a safe environment and to ensure plenty of time to learn.
One copper or brass blank is included in the cost of the class. Sterling silver can be purchased on the day of the workshop or bring in your own 18g sheet.
Cancellations with less than a 48 hour notice will not be credited or refunded.
Sarah Chapman has worked in the field for 20 years and primarily works with oxidized sterling silver, copper, brass, and gold to create her pieces. Since 2008, Sarah has been using recycled, conflict-free, and SCS certified gold and sterling silver when fabricating her jewelry, also using repurposed brass and copper when possible. To learn more about Sarah visit her website