Instructor: Becky Burt
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 20 – 21, 2017 (2 DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)


This class focuses on the methods of adding interest to the surface of metal. We will work with the rolling mill, stamping, etching, and hammer techniques as methods of adding interest to your work as well as utilizing PNP to transfer designs onto metal and etch them using ferric chloride. These textured pieces can then be used as templates or parts incorporated directly into artwork.

Please note that this is a process class, not a completion class. There will be a balance of doing (texturing and etching), combined with theory and design discussions. If there is time on the last day, students may begin creating artwork.

Note: This class is designed for students with previous experience in metalworking, however, beginners or artists in other disciplines can also benefit. Please be aware that this course will involve the use of chemicals that may stain skin and clothing.


Supplied materials: one 6” x 6” 18 ga copper sheet, one 6” x 6” 18 ga brass sheet, 2 sheets PNP per student.


Tools that students should bring: Jeweler’s saw frame, sharp nose tweezers, jewelry pliers, chasing or small pein hammer, Saw blades, sharpie (fine point), ruler, dividers, Bench pin, & center punch


Students should bring additional metals that they wish to work with, although some items can be purchased from instructor: 22 ga copper sheet, 22 ga brass sheet

Additional items: Rubber stamps, Fabric, paper, or other items for texturing such as netting, screen, canvas, burlap, tulle, etc. for creating textures, Books with interesting patterns.

Level: Any level, but basic sawing and fabrications skills are a plus.

Class Price:
Register before May 6: $225, Register May 6 – 19: $255

Materials: $20 materials fee for all students (This fee includes some metals to be used during class) plus bring your own tools or you may rent a toolkit for $10 for the class. Please notify us if renting when registering.

Class size: Minimum 3, Maximum 8