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Forging Flowers
Instructor: Willow Zietman
Price: $235.00
Dates: 08/05 – 08/06
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 01/01/17
Steel is a very hard, and inorganic material…until you heat it up in a forge. In this class, we will be focusing on techniques for forging leaves, flowers, and other swirling and wild forms. Students will learn tapering, bending, spreading, and forge welding in order to realize natural forms in steel. Creativity and experimentation is strongly encouraged so each student can bring home their own steel bouquet. This course is appropriate to anyone who has already taken a Beginner Blacksmithing Workshop, or similar. All tools and materials will be provided.
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Instructor Info: Willow Zietman:
Willow Zietman is a blacksmith, flameworker and metal artist. She has studied metal arts in several places, including Hampshire College, Thielsch Welding School, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, where she was the Alan Gordon Sandford Fellowship recipient in 2009. Specializing in the smaller side of blacksmithing, Willow makes kitchenware, hardware, and whatever people hold and touch and use. She lives with her hedgehogs in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
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