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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

Get Hammered by Jesse Bert

Workshop  /  Making   Technics  /  09 Jun 2017  -  11 Jun 2017
Published: 13.04.2017
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Intro
It’s a wonderful feeling of excitement to use beautiful hammers you made yourself leaving gorgeous marks, or completing that special process that bring each unique piece to life.
For some of us, hammers are the heart of the functional and practical side of our making process. It’s a wonderful feeling of excitement to use beautiful hammers you made yourself leaving gorgeous marks, or completing that special process that bring each unique piece to life. Learn how to design and create the hammer shape you have in mind whether it’s a ball end, cross peen, riveting hammer or somerthing else more unique.  

Made from tool steel, each hammer head will be ground and filed to perfection. Student will forge an appropriate oval hole in the head for the correct seat and mounting of a solid handle-to-head union, then they will be polished and oil hardened to withstand a life time of use and wear. In the end, handles and heads with be properly fitted with a traditional time-old technique, during this step, you will learn about the application of basic wood working techniques using your jewelers tools.

Teachers

Jesse Bert

Originally from the U.S, Jesse started his career in metal work as an apprentice for 3 years at a tool and die shop. Now with seventeen years of experience in the jewelry field, Jesse has a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from East Carolina University in North Carolina.  He relocated to to Mexico in 2006.  Jesse's preferred work format is sculptural jewelry that incorporates recycled and found objects. Over the past nine years Jesse has taught metalsmithing and jewelry techniques on a regular basis, to students of all skill levels at his private studio in San Miguel de Allende, Gto. In addition to other cities in Mexico and around the world.  Jesse exhibits his work both nationally and internationally, recent venues include: The Palace of Iturbide, Mexico City; The amber Fair Legnica, Poland; The museum of Mining, Pachuca, Mexico; Alchemy 925, Massachusetts; Velvet da Vinci gallery, San Francisco.

Dates and price

Price of workshop: $475 USD
Course # 176911

Date June 9 - 11, 2017.
10 am – 5 pm

Conditions

Open to any level of student with a keen interest in detail and patience. It requires students who are interested / comfortable using an angle grinder, and doing lots of filing.
 
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