Class Description

Create lightweight volumes using sheet metal forming techniques for jewelry. Through bending, hammering, dapping, and rolling, you will stretch and form metal and discover how it behaves. Scoring and bending using a separating disc can give your forms a crisp structure that is quick to execute. Strategic fold forming approaches can yield elegant shapes with minimal hammerwork. Create hollow rings without excessive soldering. Explore how small variations in patterning can affect the resulting hollow forms. All of these techniques can be used for hard crisp angles or soft flowing surfaces.

Three projects will be introduced – pair of earrings using scoring and bending techniques, a bracelet using precise fold forming techniques, and a hollow ring using forming and dapping techniques. Metal finishing and polishing processes will be taught.

Students may work in any metal they wish, though ear wires should be made in silver or gold wire. Copper and brass are good for learning techniques and creating samples. Silver can be purchased if desired and will be discussed in class.  

This is an open level class, basic jewelry fabrication skills are required.

Maximum class size is 12 students with a teaching assistant.

Taught by Erin S. Daily
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly and daily bench rentals throughout the duration of their course.
Refunds & Credit

Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 10% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.