Forged African Silver Rings

with

Nick Downing

Class runs: December 9-10

Tuition: $300

Material fee: $50

Skill level: Beginner and up

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Inspired by the time-honored techniques of West African craftsmen this class will reduce Metalsmithing to its most elemental. We will be forging not only steel, but precious metals as well.  Students will begin by forging and tempering their own tools, which will, in turn, be pressed into service making silver rings.  You’ll be walked through the process of casting an ingot, forging it into a ring, and finishing it with files and sandpaper. Students should expect to leave with a couple finished pieces and a new understanding of how metal can be worked.

 

 

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3 day Damascus class. One billet a day. #damascussteel #bladesmith #forgedGreat work it this week’s beginner Bladesmithing class. #bladesmitheducation #forged #handmadeSpaces available! #toolstomaketools #edc #blacksmitheducation #bladesmitheducationOpen spaces in this one! #americanbladesmith #heylabas #bladesmitheducation@downingarts always puts on a great workshop. This time it was African style silver rings. #blacksmith #silversmith #adornment #oldschoolcoolLittle behind on posting, but this was a fun class from two weeks ago, Damascus Knives with Nick. GREAT student work! #damascusknife #forged #heatbeatrepeat #cheflife@beislerblacksmith send us an amazing care package with some Atlantic 33 AKA Black Gold; pretty much the best hot work steel around! This will get forged into hot tooling for classes. Thanks @beislerblacksmith for supporting blacksmith education! #atlantic33 #blacksmith #forged #tistheseasonSome fresh auction items up on our benefit auction! You could own this stunning @jasonmorrissey piece! #mosaicdamascus #edc #kiridashiPretty exciting items! Could be yours! #benefit #nonprofit #heirloom #crafteducation