6 hours, $155 includes materials. *Must have experience soldering
In this hands-on intermediate level workshop, you will be taught the foundation of free form metal stamping. Skills taught include design methods and best practices, as well as tips and tricks to help you avoid common stamping mistakes.
This class focuses on creating a ring as displayed in the first picture above. Students will stamp several pieces of metal, form them and solder them together to form a ring. Students must have experience soldering and be comfortable using the torch.Students will be provided brass to create a ring using the stamps provided. Hundreds of different design stamps will be on hand for purchase at the end of class. All tools and materials are provided by KP Studio.
Our guest instructor for this workshop is Hector Ortega of Silverlining Metalstamps. He has extensive experience in metal work from metal smithing to heavy duty metal fabrication, which establishes him as an expert in the metal arts field. Hector is the creator behind all the stamps used in the class and an accomplished metal sculpture artist. KP Studio is excited to have him as a guest instructor!
View Hector's stamps and stamp work here: Silverlinining Metalstamps
View Hector's sculpture work here: Ortega Sculpture
Stamped Ring With Hector Ortega - Sunday, October 13, 11-5pm
To use open studio you must have taken our beginning jewelry class or an equivalent class at another studio.
You must be able to work independently. There will be a studio monitor on site but they are not available for personal instruction during open studio. If you feel you need more assistance, you can schedule a private lesson or sign up for the project based open studio.
Tools are available for you to use. Please return tools to where you found them so that others can use them as well. Please do not remove tools from the instructor's bench.
Report any damaged or broken tools/equipment immediately.
You must wear closed toed shoes to participate in classes, workshops, and open studio. If you do not have on closed toed shoes you will not be allowed to work in the studio.
Hair that is shoulder length or longer must be pulled back when using the flex shaft or torch.
Do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to class or you will be asked to utilize your studio time.
Please be courteous and clean up your work area before leaving the studio.