Turn your unwanted scrap silver into new usable material like a pro in this introduction to metal fabrication. Melt it, pour it, draw it and roll it -- there is nothing better than saying you made it from scratch.
Students will Learn:
How to sort and prepare scrap silver (traditional sterling, fine and/or silver metal clays), prepare a crucible, melt and pour metal into a variety of ingots, and mill new sheet and wire.
Confidence using a torch. Students must have the strength and mobility to use rolling mills and forge metal.
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Anvil, ball-peen hammer, bench block, metal files, plastic hammer, safety glasses, terry-cloth towel. wire snips, tinted safety glasses are recommended. Students must also bring at least 1.5 oz of traditional sterling, fine silver or scrap metal clay material (can be a combination).
Materials in Kit:
Instructions and reference handouts. Studio consumables and shared materials including butane, flux, charcoal, graphite, melting dish and handle.
One seat per person per class.