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Forging is probably the oldest metalworking technique. It is the classic method by which metalsmiths hammer-form, or "forge", wire, rod, or ingots into elegant forms. Forging is essentially a two-stage process: in the initial stage, the metal is shaped by a series of sequential hammering operations; in the final stage, the surface of the rough-forged form is refined by "planishing", filing and polishing. We will focus on the forging of two specific bracelets: a "double recurve"cuff bracelet and a four-cornered bangle bracelet.
BIO: John Cogswell is a jeweler, silversmith, educator and author/illustrator. He currently a professor emeritus from SUNY New Paltz, NY and previously taught at Parsons School of Design, NYC, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and Hofstra University, LI. He is also former director of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In addition, he has conducted numerous workshops at such locations as Arrowmont; Brookfield; Haystack; Penland; Appalachian Center; Peters Valley; Touchstone; FSG/Atlantic Center for the Arts and many others. He was the 2006 inductee into the National Metalsmiths' Hall of Fame and was selected as Touchstone Center for Crafts' 2007 Artist of the Year. He is author and illustrator of Creative Stonesetting, and has served as a technical consultant and contributing author for several contemporary texts including Metals technic, Contemporary Silver and The Penland Book of Jewelry. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications, and is included in many public and private collections, including the Victoria Albert Museum, London, UK, the Jewish Museum, NYC, and the Ackland Museum of Art, Chapel Hill, NYC.
WORKSHOP FEES: $300.ADC Members/$325. Non-Members