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Memphis Botanic Garden

Metal Forming: Copper Leaves and Pods

Learn how to use just a few basic tools to create stunning dimensional leaves and pods in copper

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Metal Forming: Copper Leaves and Pods
Metal Forming: Copper Leaves and Pods

Time & Location

Mar 16, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117, USA

About the Event

Learn some basic metal manipulation techniques that will give your metalwork dimension and drama. You can choose to make either a pair of earrings or a necklace in this hands-on workshop. You’ll learn how to strike the metal to create different shapes and how to take a flat piece of copper and turn it into a voluminous shape. 

Our focus will be on creating leaves of different shapes and sizes and pods that range from canoe to curling shapes. You’ll be working in copper, so there are practically limitless options for color on your finished pieces! 

You can use a torch to create a rainbow of color, a chemical dip to create a deep brown or blue color or shine it up to bright rosy copper. All materials and tools are provided, or you may purchase tools in class for independent use. 

Please bring a steel block to reduce sharing time. It can be any size - 4x4 inches is the most common size, but even small anvils are fine for this technique. If you have a cross-peen or riveting hammer, bring that as well. Texture tools, specialty hammers, files, and shears will be shared, but you are welcome to bring them if you have them.

Pricing: Members - $78, Non-Members - $88 Final Registration Date: March 14th, 2024

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