Notice: Sorry this workshop has filled but please send an email to: Chris Eggers to get on the waiting list. If an opening becomes available you will be notified on a first come first serve basis.
ght by one of only a handful Master Engravers in the United States, Les Bryant, Le Graveur de Vol.
Students will become familiar with the three most common gravers, learn the secrets to shaping and sharpening them, practice cutting straight and curved lines, practice border techniques and background textures, and learn the basics of using a bright cutter to further embellish their work. Students will learn the difference between hand and hammer engraving, as well as experiment with a hammer hand-piece powered by a flex shaft. All the techniques, including stone setting (bead and flush), will be practiced on copper plates held in a beginner's ball vise* supplied by NC BLACK Co. A complete tool kit is provided for each student's use during the workshop.
No purchase is necessary to participate, but tools will be available for purchase after class if students would like to continue to practice what they've learned. For stone setting exercises, brass ring blanks and CZs are available for purchase. Students may bring their own faceted gemstones if they are round cut and 2.5mm to 3mm in size. A copper bracelet blank will can be purchased for an engraving exercise that will result in a finished piece.
All tools are provided for this workshop.
• 18 gauge copper sheet, cut into 15 squares, approx. 2" x 2"
• Opti-visor magnification necessary
WORKSHOP FEES: $140 ADC Members/$165 Non-Members
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