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Metals B Summer Session 5

Metals Summer Session 5
July 18 – August 2, 2021
Adam Whitney
Raising & Shaping Metal Vessels

Prepare to hammer! We’ll start with raising: the process of hammering sheet metal into seamless vessels. We’ll make samples of different raising styles—angle, Dutch, and crimp—learning proper mechanics and the design benefits of each style. Using these samples, we’ll explore shaping with hammers and detailing through the use of pitch and chasing. Finally we’ll put all the skills together, along with your personal designs, and develop a hammering plan to create your unique project. All levels. Lower metals studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Escuela de Artes Santo Domingo (Columbia), Appalachian Center for Crafts (TN), Metalwerx (MA), Center for Metal Arts (PA), Raffles College (Malaysia); exhibitions: Mercer Museum (PA), Quirk Gallery (VA), Gallery 224 (MA), Baltimore Jewelry Center (MD).

raised bowl with curved details
Adam Whitney, "Copper Bowl #5," copper, 3-3/4 x 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches