Sat, Feb 03|
Mini Bowls Workshop with Joy Raskin
Time & Location
Feb 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
One Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Meets February 3rd, In Studio
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Tuition: $100 (Log in for membership discount prices)
Description: Making Miniature Bowls – Ever want to try making your own bowls? We will make miniature bowls out of copper, bronze and even in silver, using dapping punches and small mushroom stakes. The bowls will be formed from 2” to 4” 20g. discs, on wooden dapping blocks and then hammered over stakes to make shallow to deep bowls for a variety of uses. Bases will be made with sheet metal and wire.
Materials: Students can either bring their own sheet metal, or purchase it directly from the instuctor during class. If you are bringing your own sheet metal, please bring in 18g and 20g sheet metal, at least 3" x 3". If you plan to purchase your own copper disk (instead of making one out of sheet metal), the instuctor recommends buying 3" 18g. copper discs from Rio Grande - Item No. 132257 (priced at approximatly $6.96).
Prerequisites: It helps to have some basic metalsmithing experience.
-Ear protection is requiered, we will be hammering. You may bring your own or wear LexArt's headphones.
-If you are plan to purchase your own materials instead of buying them during the workshop, please email the instuctor beforehand (at firstname.lastname@example.org) to double check that you have the correct materials.
About the instructor: Joy Raskin, a NH native, calls herself a New Englander. In 1984, Joy took jewelry making in high school, thus starting her metalsmithing career and was one of the youngest craftspeople to be accepted into the League of NH Craftsmen in 1986. After completing a BFA from RISD and a MFA from UMassDartmouth, focusing on flatware, she earned the nickname Spoon Lady since flatware is her forte. Since 1996, she has been teaching jewelrymaking/metalsmithing locally and all over NH, MA and CT. She has grown into a creative metalsmith, being able to translate clients’ ideas into wearable jewelry and functional silverware /tableware. Her work is a mixture of jewelry and functional tableware, such as flatware, serving utensils, candlestick holders, small metal bowls and more. She works primarily in silver, gold, steel and some brass, bronze and copper, plus gemstones.
If you have any questions about the class, you can reach Joy at: email@example.com.