Beginning Blacksmithing - Winter 2018

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Beginning Blacksmithing - Winter 2018

485.00

This class will introduce students to blacksmithing by focusing on various forging techniques including tapering, shouldering, fullering, twisting, drifting and more. We will also cover non-forging techniques such as filing, grinding, drilling, and finishing. Students will complete several small projects and samples during the course while working towards one or more substantial works. Limit 4 students. Class meets 3 hours a week.

Tuesday evenings 6-9pm. January 9th - February 13th. $485, most material included. 

Location: Smith Shop, 1401 Vermont St., Detroit, MI 48216

Instructor Biography: 

Gabriel Craig has been a metalsmith for 13 years, starting his career as a jeweler and gradually becoming interested in larger and more varied metalworking techniques. His work is often influenced by medieval and gothic ornament and architecture. Gabriel’s work has been exhibited nationally including exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR. He has held artist residencies at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Warren Wilson College. Gabriel received his BFA in Metals/ Jewelry from Western Michigan University and his MFA in Jewelry and Metalworking from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

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