KEN BOVA "40 Penny Nail Chopstix Hammer & Skin Deep: Surface Treatment for Jewelers"

  • 15 Sep 2012
  • 9:00 AM
  • 16 Sep 2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • Tucson Parks & Rec Randolph Center Bldg.#4 ACB Jewelry Studio, 200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85713 Contact: Jeanne 520-791-4063 X130
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We are truly sorry but this workshop has been canceled.

On Saturday learn to forge, fabricate, and customize a tiny riveting hammer using a chopstick, nail, binding wire and dental floss!This versatile, lightweight hammer is perfect for setting small rivets, texturing surfaces, tapping down bezels for stones, and forging small wire. Learn hot forging techniques to make or re-purpose materials for scribes, burnishers, punches, stamps, solder picks and bezel setting tools.

On Sunday delve in "Skin Deep: Surface Treatments" to learn a variety of techniques to enhance the surface of metal covering: color applications, patinas, processes of hammering, torch-texturing, fusing, stamping, and silver reticulation. Time permitting also learn torch-firing enameling techniques. Develop a new vocabulary for jewelry and metalwork. Sunday's Tools & Materials List is below.

BIO: Ken Bova holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Both areas of his training is integral to his work combining the two in unique mixed media wearable assemblages made of colored, painted, patterned, and textured bits of unusual materials combined with silver and gold. Bova's work actively seeks to convey his fascination with color, intimate objects, personal history, the landscape (both external and internal), and the wonder of weird finds. His jewelry is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Racine, Georgia, and Tacoma Art Museums.

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/ Intermediate
WORKSHOP FEES: $215 ADC Members/$240 Non-Members

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