ONLINE 5150. Carving & Creating Texture Hammers
Structure of Class: 1-1.5 hours of video in 3-5-minute pre-recorded video clips on the Vimeo platform, supplemented by 3 half-hour Zoom meetings per day where students receive help with questions or problems.
This online 2-day workshop teaches you to create your own texture hammers to make unique metal surfaces for handmade jewelry. Learn to carve designs into hammer faces, heat treat the hammer heads for durability, and set the heads on handles. Workshop supply kits will include materials needed to make 4 texture hammers. With 2 faces per hammer, this means you'll create 8 different textures to choose from.
This workshop runs in real time for 2 days, 8 hours per day. Students receive links to the videos 2 days before the workshop to begin reviewing. They will also receive a supply kit a week before the workshop.
Workshop supply kits ($80.00 fee, payable at registration) provided by NC Black include:
2 round hammer head blanks
2 square hammer head blanks
4 hickory handles and wedges
Green buffing compound
Registration deadline is August 15th due to kits.