Workshops, Demonstrations, and Master Classes Focusing on Master Craftsmanship

The biannual Craft in Focus Festival presents over a hundred hands-on workshops for all ages, inspiring demonstrations, and master classes for professionals – all focusing on master craftsmanship.

Join Brooklyn Metal Works at the only festival where attendees get hands-on experiences in the art of craftsmanship.

The rich programming engages a wide audience: from families to master craftsmen.

Opening Hours

The second NY edition of the Craft in Focus Festival takes place at May 18, 19 and 20, at Industry City, Brooklyn.

Festival hours 11am – 6pm, doors open 10:30am

Building 1 at Industry City will be transformed into a vibrant workspace, for all ages.

Entrance is free, classes are ticketed. Online ticket sales start May 1.

Organized in partnership and simultaneously with WantedDesign Brooklyn & IC Design Festival.

Brooklyn Metal Works Programming

May 18 & 19

Make Your Own Stacking Silver Rings

In this workshop students will learn how to create simple and elegant stacking rings in round and square wire. These pieces will be sized to fit each participant for a personal touch. Techniques such as sizing a ring blank, high temperature silver soldering, wire twisting, stamping designs, simple hammer forging, and finishing metal surfaces will be taught.

Minimum age: 14

Make Your Own Spoon in Copper or Brass

In this workshop students will learn how to form and sink the bowl of a spoon in copper or brass sheet using mallets and dapping blocks. Bowl designs can be embellished with drilled holes to create patterns. The handle will be made using heavy gauge wire in round or square profiles, employing twisting and forging techniques as design elements. The bowl and handle will be riveted together using wire and hammers, and metal surface finishing will complete the piece.

Minimum age: 14