All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
For some of us, hammers are the heart of our making process. It’s a wonderful feeling of excitement to use beautiful hammers you made yourself. Learn how to design and create the hammers such as ball end, cross peen, riveting hammer or something else more unique. Made from tool steel, each hammer head is ground and filed to perfection. Participants will forge for correct 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. Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $60
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Mexico based artist Jesse Bert Holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from RIT in New York, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from ECU in North Carolina. Three years spent as an apprentice in a tool and die shop before beginning university gave Jesse a strong interest and appreciation for fine handmade tools, which he now uses to embellish his work with delicate texture and design. Over the past 12 years Jesse has taught metalsmithing and jewelry techniques to students of all skill levels at his own studio in San Miguel de Allende, as well as annual workshops in other cities around the world. Jesse is an adjunct professor at the Technological Institute of Monterrey in Guadalajara. Some prestigious venues where his work has shown include the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, and the Museum of Art and Design in NYC. Jesse was invited to participate in the Haystack Artist in Residence Program in 2014, and as a Craftsman in Residence at Andreas Wilfer, Bass builders shop in Germany in 2019. www.jessebert.com