The (Not So) Ubiquitous Spoon
Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26. 9 am to 5 pm both day.$345 members, $395 non-members. Difference collected in class.
Using various forming techniques including forging, fold-forming, synclasting, anti-clasting, die-forming - combined with a broad range of cold connections, you will learn to make spoons of all sorts! Spoons for daily use, spoons for show, baby spoons, serving spoons and more. You will be able to torch-fire parts of your spoon as well as using a number of finishes and patinas.
See below for more information and our cancellation policy
Students should be proficient soldering, sawing, and filing.
About the Instructor
Robert Dancik has taught classes and workshops nationally and internationally for over 25 years. He is the originator of the artist’s material Faux Bone™ and is the author of the book “Amulets and Talismans: Techniques for Creating Meaningful Jewelry”. He has work in numerous museum, public and private collections both here and abroad and his artwork has been published in numerous books including, in the Lark series, “500 Pendants”, “500 handmade Books and “1000 Rings”, PMC Decade, Fine Art of the Tin Can, The Art of Resin Jewelry and many more. He is an avid cook and collector of toys, maps and compasses.
Tools and equipment students should bring:
- saw frame
- writing implements
- 1 sheet each of 300, 400, 600 grit silicon carbide sand paper (wet sanding paper)
- some 14, 16 , 18 gauge copper wire for riveting (I will have some to use and to buy)
- metals they may want to use – 20-24 gauge is best (I’ll have 24 gauge copper to use and to buy)
- files: of varying sizes and coarseness – not needle files, any tools you normally use in your work
- ball peen hammer, cross peen hammer
- sterling silver scraps (for fusing)
- found objects
- other materials you may want to include (any material may be used),
- micro fasteners
- polymer clay (your choice of color)
- acrylic paint (your choice of color)
Materials kit (Tools/equipment and materials/consumables instructor will supply for a fee) $30
- Special "Unbreakable" saw blades
- 1 sheet of ¼” Faux Bone
- 6”x6” sheet of 24 gauge copper
- copper wire for riveting
- premade rivets
- drill bits for 18,16 14 gauge wires
- special brown finishing pads
Maximum 12 students. All participants will be required to sign a waiver. Participants must be 18 or older.
- You may cancel up to 45 days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing. To cancel, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- If a class has multiple sessions, and you miss one, there is no make up opportunity and the instructor will not catch you up at the next class session. You may not join the next scheduled class, as there’s a maximum number of students for every class and it’s not fair to the other students.
- If you are late to a class, the instructor will not catch you up. There’s a structured curriculum for every class and its not fair to other students to skip part of the curriculum to catch up a student who’s late.
- By clicking on the “I’m going” button and by paying the registration fee, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.
- No Exceptions.
If the class is full, send an email to email@example.com with the title “Please Add Me to the Waitlist” with the name of the class and your name.