Over the centuries roses have symbolized love, friendship, and even alliances in war. This class will use the familiar rose shape as an introduction to smithing skills and tools.
The first half of the class will be an introduction to various common tools and techniques used in shaping metal as you use a hammer and anvil to draw, flatten, taper, and bend copper into a rose you can take home.
Once you've had the opportunity to practice these moves the second half of the class will focus on applying these techniques to a harder metal, still using traditional tools and techniques but this time with hot steel.
At the end of the second half you will have a second rose, made out of steel, to bring home.
6 hours, one meeting (with lunchbreak) dates×
Instructor(s): Mark Oribello
Maximum 4 students, one per forge
Gift Certificates for Metal Roses, Copper and Steel are available.
Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient.), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes. Click here for more safety information.
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Metal Roses, Copper and Steel
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