Metals Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Tom Beard and Julia Woodman
Flatware: Forged and Formed with 3D Tessellation
Discover how to move metal using time-honored forging and shell-forming techniques and create handsome copper, brass, or silver flatware adorned with 3D tessellation (patterns created by joining a number of small units). Students can expect to finish two or three pieces, but we’ll emphasize process, experimentation, and developing skills. Techniques and demonstrations will be introduced daily and as needed for individual projects. One-on-one instruction will allow students to explore and problem-solve at their own skill level. Bring your favorite tools, your imagination, and an Optivisor, and we’ll all become hammerrific! All levels. Lower metals studio.
Tom: jeweler, blacksmith, certified gemologist; formerly employed by Tiffany and Co., Neiman Marcus, and Dillon Forge (GA); teaching: Spruill Center for the Arts (GA).
Julia: studio artist; teaching: Campbell Folk School (NC), Spruill Center for the Arts (Atlanta), Chastain Art Center (Atlanta), Georgia State University; collections: Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, High Museum (Atlanta).