ONSITE: Hydraulic Forming

In this class we will learn to safely use the studio's hydraulic press. Using the prefabricated Die forms available in the studio we will press and bring shape and dimension to copper. We will saw out our forms and solder them to a flat sheet or its mirror shape. We will finish this construction into a pendant, or jewelry item of your choice and skill level. Students who have previous experience with these techniques may choose their own projects and be guided through them.

Special Notes

  • Students need to have experience using the torch and sawing with a jewelers saw to register for this class. Please wear comfortable clothing. This will be a hands on workshop. Closed toe shoes are required. Feel free to bring any metals or forms you want to try pressing. and your own safety glasses or shield.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Jeannine Metzfield

Jeannine's spirited creativity turned to metalsmithing in 2002. She has studied Metals at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Visual Arts Center, Arrowmont and Penland School of Crafts. She currently teaches metalsmithing at The Visual Arts Center, and to private clients. In her studio she is inspired by the beauty and strength of nature. In her classes she promotes caring for the earth by sharing ethical practices. Jeannine is featured at Fan Frame and Fine Art on Robinson and, 43rd St Gallery in Forest Hill.
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ONSITE: Hydraulic Forming

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Class Details
October 28 - October 299:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $135.00
Member Tuition: $121.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Jeannine Metzfield
Level: Intermediate