Create a unique keepsake container for precious objects in this beginner to intermediate level class. Using versatile copper, each student will fabricate and customize a cylindrical form with a tension fit lid. When the workshop is complete everyone will have a piece perfect for a collection or home display.
We Will Cover:
- Measuring for three dimensional objects
- Basic three dimensional design
- Multilevel soldering techniques
- Intermediate sawing
- Texturing metal
- Forming basics
- Polishing and finishing
Class duration 8 hrs with a 30 minute break for lunch
Prerequisite: Intro to Metalsmithing or equivalent
Last day to cancel for a full refund is March 6, 2022. We will email you 5 days before class with all the details that you need for the start of class.
Tools needed: You will need to bring your own N95 or P95 mask (in addition to a cloth mask). This is for filtering out small particulates that are formed when metalsmithing. If you do not have a KN95 mask, we have them for sale for $5 each; limit 1 per person.
Materials Fee: $25 which will include the metal for the box and studio materials. Cash or check accepted.
About the instructor, Liz Covert:
Liz honed her skills while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in small metals and sculpture. Inspired by the world around her, she continued her education with a Masters in Cultural Studies. Liz’s extensive experience in metal work includes welding, blacksmithing, and a career in sculpture conservation. Her teaching background ranges from first grade art classes to private jewelry lessons and has spanned over a decade.
Liz is the owner and creator behind Covert Metals, a one-woman metal working studio located in Denver, Colorado that has roots reaching from New York to Texas. Covert Metals emphasizes unique one-of-a-kind design that melds contemporary styling with hand-forged detailing.
Some of Liz’s favorite things are printed books and sci-fi in all forms. When she’s not at the bench she’s outside hiking, running, or cycling. Liz also loves food in all forms and flavors, and especially likes to cook. Her work is a reflection of all the things she enjoys wrapped up in the importance of quality over quantity.