107 | copper WILD flowers
This introductory workshop focuses on creating natural plant forms using a variety of copper forming and joinery techniques: fold forming, forging, hollowing, raising, fullering, veining, soldering, drilling and tapping.
Everyone will be led through a series of exercises to create petals, stems, stamens and leaves. We’ll examine a variety of plant forms, and growth patterns and look at the transitions between each of the parts. All of the individual pieces will then be assembled into flowers that have a convincingly natural appearance.
Participants will also learn how a two-dimensional pattern in a flat, rigid sheet copper can be stretched, pulled and gathered up to transform into three dimensional organic forms.
This is weekend course. Class runs from 9am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
No previous metalworking experience is necessary.