Moving Metal





10am - 5pm


Alison Jackson


This one day workshop is a wonderful introduction into understanding the way metal moves and how you are able to manipulate it with only a few key tools. This workshop will focus on the hammering technique of anticlastic raising.

Anticlastic raising; a technique of metal forming whereby sheet metal is formed directly with a hammer on a sinusodial (snake-like) stake. A flat sheet of metal is shaped by stretching it's edges and compressing the centre so that the surface develops two curves at right angles to each other.

You will be guided through the process of making your own bracelet from a single sheet of silver using this hammering technique.  This is a particularly good workshop to help understand how you are able to shape a flat sheet of metal into a three dimensional form. These principles can be applied to future projects - both large and small. 

We will explore the techniques using copper, making several small samples. Then you will progress to making your own fine silver anticlastic bracelet from a single sheet of metal. 

Alison will have a range of pieces and examples on hand to show you. The small class size of just 4 students allows for each student to work at their own pace with a dedicated bench and tools. 

All materials are included in the workshop fee, including fine silver sheet used to make your bracelet.

Suitable for both beginners and those looking to further their hammering techniques. 


Class size

4 students

Workshop cost

Includes all materials - $380


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