The Colorado School of Jewelry and Metal Arts is pleased to announce
a workshop by Tom Herman in Colorado.
All Classes will be held in my studio, Jerry Scavezze-Goldsmith, in
Salida, CO. Salida is located 3 hours southwest of Denver, at 7,000
feet high in the Colorado Mountains. A great place for a weekend
getaway or short vacation.
My contact info is at bottom, keep scrolling. For details on our
other classes, search the 2008 archives for “Salida”
Our most advanced workshop is by Tom Herman, goldsmith
extraordinaire. The workshop will take place in Salida, CO. a
gorgeous little town in the mountains of Colorado. The class will be
taught Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 2008, in the studio of Jerry Scavezze. The
class fee for Tom Herman’s Class is $600.00. There will be a small
materials fee for each class. Tool list will be mailed upon
Tom Herman 5 day workshop. July 7-11
Class Description: A workshop on chasing, engraving, and piercing
metal. In this workshop we’ll make chasing tools, tune up hammers and
sharpen gravers, all the better to carve with.
Using Bas Relief techniques we’ll sculpt metal into ornamental
patterns. Students should come with clear ideas of what they want to
achieve and how these techniques will enhance their own work. They’re
encouraged to bring pieces of their own work (castings, blank bands,
and stones). We’ll lay out patterns on a band with tracing punches
that they will make. Then drill and saw pierce, and with gravers we
will shape the ornament. Then with texturing punches we’ll shape and
define the ornament. Students are encouraged to practice saw piercing
by cutting out coins (at least 3). We will be making the series of
chasing punches that will get you started on being able to create any
ornament. Practice drawing the kind of ornament you want to carve,the
more you understand a pattern the better you can sculpt it. Tom’s
website is www.sevenfingers.com/ if you want to see his work. (The
images on his website do not do the work justice, it is remarkable.)
email @Jerry_Scavezze2 for more info, or with questions.
We take all the major credit cards. Hope to see you this spring.
115 North G Street
Salida, CO. 81201