Open Face Forging Dies, Inlay Tools, and Techniques
to Feb 10

Open Face Forging Dies, Inlay Tools, and Techniques

Open Face Forging Dies, Inlay Tools, and Techniques

A weekend workshop with

Jay Burnham-Kidwell

Class Dates: February 9 & 10, 2019 

Class Times: Saturday 9am-3pm & Sunday 9am-4pm

Place: 1100 65th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Workshop fee: $250.00 (no refunds) includes steel die blanks, handouts, inlay tools, inlay matrix material, copper inlay material, handouts, group and one-on-one instruction.

Bring a notebook, an open mind, and a chasing or favorite small hammer, eye and ear protection and gloves. Facility and some tool use will be available.

Jay Burnham-Kidwell has been a teacher and metalsmith since 1975. He demonstrates and teaches nationally, most recently at Adams Forge (LA) and Penland School of Crafts (NC).

To reserve your space contact:  Stephen Lyman (916) 456-4455 Or Jay Burnham-Kidwell (928) 565-3796


Not a part of the class but may be of interest Jay Burnham-Kidwell will do a metal demonstration @ Fe Gallery Saturday evening 2/9/2019 aproximate time 7pm.

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Chasing workshop with Douglas Pryor
to Oct 15

Chasing workshop with Douglas Pryor

Chasing workshop with Douglas Pryor!

October 14-15, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:30am-5:00pm @ Fe Gallery, 1100 65th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Workshop Fee: $ 320.00 includes materials and use of tooling. (12 student limit)

All the tooling will be provided on site. You are of course welcome to bring your favorite chasing hammers/chisels if you have them but know that if you don't we've got you covered! Facility and relevant tool use will be available. Not all tools at the facility are for class use.

Please bring safety gear; ear protection and protective eye wear is a must.

The workshop runs from 8:30am-5:00pm both days however on Saturday evening (the 14th) everyone is welcome to stay late and join us for the opening of Fe Gallery's new art show for Second Saturday featuring work by Douglas Pryor.

To Reserve your space contact: Stephen Lyman: or (916) 456-4455

Join us in this comprehensive 2 day workshop where we'll be exploring the plasticity of sheet metals through raising and chasing. This method is designed to keep the relative thickness of the material consistent to the original thickness, allowing the chaser to save material for sculpture and dramatic undercuts without losing the inherent strength of the material.

This course isn't very long so we'll be moving fairly quickly. Not to worry, whether you are brand new to chasing or an old hand at the chisel, the projects are designed to move at your own pace. The workshop will begin with an easy warm up project to allow everyone to acclimate to the tooling and we will go over the methods and techniques used. Following that, participants can choose from a variety of projects that Douglas has intentionally designed to guide you through working in steel and copper.


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