It Ain't Just a Drill: Getting the Most From Your Flexible Shaft
with Andy Cooperman
So, you're a jeweler or metalsmith about to be stranded on a desert island. You can bring only one tool. (Oh yeah, the island has electricity). What tool do you bring?
If you were Andy Cooperman you'd most likely bring your Flexible Shaft machine. It may be the most versatile tool at the bench. And yet for many makers it is the most underutilized and least understood.
Here's your chance to gain a deeper understanding of this marvelous tool and expand your vocabulary of flexible shaft techniques and applications. This two-day workshop will cover the basic machine itself and discuss the use of burrs, bits, grinding, shaping, finishing and polishing aids and various hand pieces. Everything from Abrasives to Zam. Expect some eye opening innovative tricks as well. There is no project in this class, rather a series of tasks.
Prerequisites: All levels.
About the Instructor
Andy Cooperman is a metalsmith, writer, and teacher who lives in Seattle, WA. His work is featured in galleries nationwide, including Patina Gallery in Santa Fe, deNovo in Palo Alto and Velvet daVinci Gallery in San Fransisico. He is a past recipient of a WESTAF/NEA Fellowship, and teaches seminars and workshops around the country, most recently as a visiting lecturer at the University of Washington. In addition to one of a kind jewelry pieces, Andy also works with clients as a custom jeweler and commission metalsmith. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Central College, Pella Iowa and appeared most recently in the exhibitions The Art Of Gold, Metalisms, Chess and The Ring Show.
Publications include the books Art Jewelry Today, 1000 Rings, 500 Brooches, The Craft Of Silversmithing, The Penland Book of Jewelry and Fundamentals of Metalsmithing.
Please visit his website at andycooperman.com or coopermanjewelry.com
Students should bring
- Safety glasses or other eye protection
Materials Kit (Supplied by Instructor)*$TBD
- You may cancel up to 45 days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing.
- Cancellations less than 45 days prior to the start date will not be refunded,
- In the event we have to cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund.
- Registration is not transferrable. You may not sell your seat to another student.
Maximum Number of Students
Ten. Students must be over 18 years old and will be required to sign a waiver. Students must tie back long hair and wear closed-toe shoes.
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