Arts & Crafts Style Hammered Copper Boxes with Joe Mross May 6-10, 2019
$825 tuition, $150 material fee
*Introduction to historical context of Arts & Crafts copper work
*How to get a design ready for layout
*Good planning to keep from getting boxed into a corner
*Basic properties of copper and how to wrangle it
*How to cut, sand, anneal and shape copper for professional results
*Hammering copper like an old master…”Patience, grasshopper”
*Joinery is the celebration of connections: Rivets, rivets, rivets
*Classic decorative options
*How to achieve a deep, rich, antique patina and wax finish that will continue to develop over time
This workshop will teach students the basic skills and aesthetic concepts required to create a hammered copper box in the iconic Arts & Crafts style. Joe will cover everything from the historical influences that shape the style to the practical nitty-gritty of hammering out parts and riveting them together. Students will be exposed to the nuances of coppersmithing in this important early 20th century aesthetic movement. Regardless of its contents, a thoughtfully crafted copper box is both sculpture and a family heirloom to be cherished for generations. Students will learn how to design, cut, rivet, sand shape and create an antique patina that will give their box a distinguished look. With an infinite range of practical and decorative possibilities, boxes are excellent projects for both beginning hammer-bangers and advanced metal-tinkerers.
There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.
This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.