Wyoming Metalsmiths Assoc. in conjunction with University of Wyoming
is presenting a workshop taught by Lee Marshall. This is a five-day
workshop, from June 24-28, 2002.This workshop is the intensive
hydraulic press forming, which is a combination of the basic and
advanced techniques. The workshop will be held on campus at the
University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY.
The techniques that will be taught are of interest to those working
in jewelry, sculpture and other disciplines requiring limited
production or unique one-of-a-kind creations in metal. The
presenter, Lee Marshall, is nationally renown for his teaching and
is the founder of Bonny Doon Engineering.
The curriculum will include making and using a variety of dies for
forming and cutting metal, including matrix, pancake, blanking and
embossing dies. Participants will learn how to use formers to make
synclastic and anticlastic forms, tubing, cuffs and bangle forms,
ring stock and shallow drawing hollow forms and vessels. Technical
data will include using hydraulics safely, the use of pads and
durometers to achieve special effects, containing blocks, brakes,
daps and other specialized tooling.
Laramie is in the foothills of the Front Range, that is the ranges
of mountains along the Colorado/Wyoming border. We have absolutely
fabulous summers with warm days, low humidity, cool nights,
spectacular scenery and wildlife, and dynamite trout fishing, all
within a few minutes of Laramie. Hostel arrangements for housing is
available for our out-of-town guests at a very reasonable rate, as
well as meal tickets for the UW cafeteria. There is limited space
for the workshop, and is on a first come basis. Contact Katherine
Palochak for additional details or to receive a brochure on the
workshop (contact below). Come have a wonderful working
vacation with us!
Wyoming Metalsmiths Assoc.
PO Box 1355
Rawlins, WY 82301