Forging Basics for Jewelry

Forging is a process which changes the cross section of a metal bar, rod or wire with pressure applied by a hammer. We will cover three basic forging processes: flattening, drawing with the rolling mill, and upsetting. We will focus on how to "scroll" wire using both pliers and hammering methods. You'll have time to practice your hammer blows and create movement in metal. We'll cover a variety of demonstrations to create and inspire designs for jewelry. Plan to leave the class with several finished wearable art piece.

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About the Instructor

Jeannine Metzfield

Jeannine’s journey forged a path into metalsmithing in 2002. She has studied Metals at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Visual Arts Center, Arrowmont and Penland School of Crafts. She currently teaches metalsmithing at The Visual Arts Center, as well as to private clients. In her studio she is inspired by the beauty and strength of nature. In her classes she promotes caring for the earth and connection to spirit.

Jeannine can be found on Instagram @jsmartistry_jeannine, or via email, Her Etsy site is

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Forging Basics for Jewelry

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Class Details
October 23 - November 136 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $170.00
Member Tuition: $153.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Jeannine Metzfield
Level: Beginner