Three Day Intensive: Mon, Oct 22 - Wed, Oct 24, 2018; 9am to 5pm
Quench Jewelry Arts is excited to announce this upcoming Master Workshop with Michael David Sturlin!
Explore the malleability and movement of metal using hammers anvils, blocks and mandrels. Refine your hammer skills as you forge, bend, shape, planish and texture metal, creating a vocabulary of sculptural forms as a visual reference library.
Increase your fluency with tool and material as you articulate the vocabulary in an expressive series of hand wrought cuffs and dramatic forged bangle bracelets.
Michael David Sturlin brings with him 40+ years of experience in the jewelry field. His mission: to help perpetuate the traditional crafts of goldsmithing and silversmithing though teaching and transmitting what I have learned and experienced in my studio practice, with the desire to enable others to gain skill with our tools, fluency with our materials and greater success in our field.
***A kit with copper materials necessary for the workshop will be included in your registration fee. If you'd like to bring additional materials, fine silver and sterling silver wire in 10g round and square (24"); 8g round and square (24"); and 6g round (8") recommended.
***Please bring with you writing materials, sketch book, mm ruler, dividers, scribe, saw, blades: 1/0, 3/0; candle wax; pliers: chain, round, flat, half round/flat, parallel jaw, side snips; #2 hand files: barrette, half round, equaling; #2 needle files, goldsmith hammer, chasing hammer, planishing hammer, dead blow mallet, ring mandrel, eye magnification and if you have your own 4x4 bench block AND round bracelet mandrel please bring it.
PLEASE NOTE: If you need to cancel your registration for this workshop a full refund will only be given if you contact us one full month prior to the class. If you cancel with less than a months notice you will receive a credit for half of the workshop price to be used toward a future offering. If you cancel with less than a weeks notice no refund or credit will be given.
*There will not be daytime Open Studio Access during these dates due to this workshop.