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Metalsmithing 1: Twisted Ring

Learn to make a ring that you will cherish forever!

  • 115 US dollars
  • The Yard on Santa Fe

Service Description

INSTRUCTOR: Liz In this project-based classes, you will spend 2 hours learning to shape and solder silver to create this unique twisted finger ring (see picture)! You'll learn simple soldering, forming, filing, patina and finishing techniques and leave with something beautiful! This class is a great chance to explore the basics of metalsmithing. LEVEL: Beginner PRE-REQUISITES: None OPEN STUDIO QUALIFIER: Yes DURATION: 2 hours (approx.) CAPACITY: 8 people OUR GUEST INSTRUCTOR: Liz honed her skills while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in small metals and sculpture. Inspired by the world around her, she continued her education with a Masters in Cultural Studies. Liz’s extensive experience in metal work includes welding, blacksmithing, and a career in sculpture conservation, including working at the Smithsonian. Her teaching background ranges from first grade art classes to private jewelry lessons and has spanned over a decade. Liz is the owner and creator behind Covert Metals, a one-woman, LGBT+ metalworking studio located in Denver, Colorado that has roots reaching from New York to Texas. Covert Metals emphasizes unique one-of-a-kind design that melds contemporary styling with hand-forged detailing. You can find her work at or on Instagram and Facebook @covertmetals.

Upcoming Sessions

Rules and Policies

At Hardy & Fuller, we strive to provide a safe and inclusive space for all of our customers. We reserve the right to refuse service to any person for any reason, especially if the individual is racist, aggressive or bigoted towards LGBTQ+ persons. Our classes are scheduled for specific lengths of time that we found to be the most optimal for student success. Each student is different, therefore we have provided some flexibility at the end of classes to stay for 30 minutes to allow students to finish projects. We cannot stay past the extra 30 minutes, as our schedule is tightly packed. If we do not think you will finish in that time, we will let you know your options for attending Open Studio to finish the project. Thank you for understanding. For specialty classes, cancellations must take place at least 72 hours in advance for a full refund. No exceptions. These 72 hours are the 3 days before the class, as I do not allow last minute sign ups on the day of the class. For clarification, this means if your class is on a Sunday at 3pm, then you must cancel on the WEDNESDAY of that week, not Thursday before 3pm. This way, we will be able to fill the spot that has opened up. This class is held irregularly, and therefore rescheduling will not be available. This class has a 2 person minimum to meet our costs. We reserve the right to cancel this class at any time. A full refund will be given to all persons that have signed up for a class that has been cancelled. These policies allow us to pay our staff and specialty teachers a higher wage that matches their years of expertise that they will be sharing with you during your time here. They also allow us to continue providing a safe environment for everyone. We thank you in advance for respecting our policies and we look forward to stoking the flames with you!

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