We invite you to come and learn the fascinating technique of Metal Forming to create fantastic jewelry pieces!
In this 2-day class, students will learn the basic skills necessary to craft bracelets and other objects using fold-forming and air chasing techniques with copper sheet and pipe. Students will create at least one bracelet using each method.
Techniques to be taught include how to use a chasing hammer, bracelet mandrel, bench block, dapping tools, anvil, annealing pan, and torch. Students will learn how to anneal metal and form surface decoration by manipulating the metal with hammers and other tools. This class is perfect for beginners and those looking to broaden their jewelry making skills.
Dates: Two-day classes (see above)
Time: 6 pm–9 pm
Instructor: Asia Raine Dutson
Campus location: Cottage
Materials: $15 materials fee due the first day of class to the instructor. Covers tools, acetylenes, equipment, copper pipe and copper sheet.
Student limit: 6 people
Policy: Students must preregister to attend class. 72-hour notice required for class cancellation and refund.
Open Studio Time for Jewelry Students:
Saturdays 1 pm - 5 pm (except holiday weekends)
For more information contact Asia Raine Dutson:
Asia Raine Dutson
Asia is a Salt Lake City artist, a silversmith who works with precious metals. She is the owner of Asia Raine Designs and enjoys creating with mediums that showcase their natural beauty. As a designer who lives in a world where curiosity and creativity thrive, she also enjoys sharing her knowledge through teaching and is thrilled as students ignite their creative spark. She invites exploration and possibility, bringing unlimited diversity to the workbench. She is a board member of the Salt Lake chapter of the Women’s Jewelry Association and the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). www.asiaraine.com