Oct 8, 9, 10, 11 | 10:00 AM-5:30 PM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Instructor: David Harper. Clemons
Whether crude or refined, utensils exist in many cultures and have evolved through time. This class will explore the design and creation of simple eating utensils. Hot and cold forging techniques will be used to execute the initial forms. Consideration of file work, planishing, and polishing methods will be used to refine the utensils. Instructor David Clemons is a sculptor and metalsmith with experience from architectural metalwork to fine jewelry. He was a previous Artist in Residence at the University of Arkansas as well as an instructor and is currently based out of Penland, NC. This class is designed to appeal to jewelers as well as blacksmiths. A basic level of forging experience is ideal but not required. Prerequisite : Beginning Blacksmithing or equivalent strongly suggested.