In this beginner ring making workshop, students will learn the basics of filing, soldering, and sawing, while making themselves simple hammered bands! Rings are one of the easiest beginners item to make when learning basic metalsmithing. We will start class with demos on each technique that will be used and then apply techniques with teacher guidance. Everyone will go home with 3 thin practice brass bands, 3 thin silver bands, and 1 extra thick silver band.
We will be working with fire in this class which will be super fun! We also must take precautions.
Please make sure to wear closed toed shoes. We don't want anyone's toes to be burned if hot metal falls on the ground.
If you have long hair please remember to bring a clip or a hair tie to tie your hair back. The instructor also has a stash of hair ties if you happen to forget.
Diana O'Connor has been a practicing metalsmith and jeweler for 7 years, she graduated from California College of the Arts in 2013 with a BFA in Jewelry/ Metal Arts. She has worked with multiple jewelers in the Bay Area to produce their jewelry lines and train their production assistants. She is also designing and creating her own handmade jewelry as a resident artist in the Rare Bird Makers' Studio.
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Dates & Times
Sunday, August 27, 11:30-3:30pm
Also available as a Private Workshop for you & your friends!