Coppersmithing Workshops

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Past Events

Ladles, Spoons & Serving Pieces

In this workshop, Ben will instruct the students how to create their choice of a ladle, spoon, leaf server or serving piece from start to finish. Beginning with hammering and shaping, texturing leaf shapes, applying handles, riveting, buffing and polishing.

Cost: $185 *Add $15 for Antler Handles

Instructor: Ben Caldwell

Copper Jewelry Smithing Workshop

In this workshop, Ben Caldwell will instruct his unique jewelry smithing techniques. The workshop will include a variety of techniques, and students may create pieces such as cuffs, chains, collars and applying riveting, forging, hammering, textures and design.

Cost: $185

Instructor: Ben Caldwell


Enameling Workshop

In this workshop, Ben will teach the students how to create a painted enamel surface on copper that can be used as an ornaments or jewelry pendants. Students may be able to produce multiple pieces with their amount of materials supplied with class. Students will learn the process of enameling in a kiln, and also using a torch to fire the enamel on to the metal surface.

Cost: $185

Instructor: Ben Caldwell


What Students are Saying

That was the most fun class that I have ever taken Douglas Martin

For anyone wanting to learn more about copper smithing… this is the workshop to take. I have taken many workshops but never one where every person taking the class left with a beautifully crafted piece! That says alot about Ben’s ability to guide and teach folks of all levels. Another workshop? Sign me up! Bill Brison

Ben’s artwork and craftsmanship is outstanding. His enthusiasm and ability to guide students with little or no prior experience to producing elegant copper ladles and serving pieces made this class a great experience! Karl Erisman

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