The workshop will focus on the realization of basic hammered shapes.
We will start with an analysis of the different metals that can be cold forged followed by a demonstration of the fundamental plastic deformations that can be imparted to a metal bar by means of different hammers and stakes.
Now each student will forge his own piece getting acquainted with the use of the hammer and the results of each blow.
Students will master cold forging techniques enough to develop personalized and unexpected forms.
A great advantage of the technique is the creation of finished articles in a very short time, with an immediate feedback for the student.
The forging of bracelets, rings, necklaces etc. and other objects such as crochet needles, pens, knives, spoons etc. will be explored, analyzing also their functional and aesthetic aspects.
Goldsmiths, silversmiths and blacksmiths all use hammers to shape metal by forging, raising, sinking and forming.
These age-old techniques are the basis of making metal objects of all sizes, including jewelry.
Take this class and learn the basics of smithing, using several types of hammers.
You will complete a series of functional and ornamental projects in copper and/or silver.
The main theme is the "plasticity of metal", to be explored through hand raising and hand forging