Posted January 4th, 2018 / Ends May 4th, 2018
Traditional Turkish Coppersmithing
August 17-21, 2018
The art of Turkish Coppersmithing has been passed down through generations of master coppersmiths for thousands of years. Martin Moon had the opportunity to learn under some of those masters and has brought the skill set back to the U.S. to continue teaching the tradition. Using small chisels and a lightweight hammer, participants will learn how to carve deep lines into copper to create designs. Participants will learn about traditional patterns as well as having the opportunity to fashion their own. This workshop will allow for participants to hone their new skills on a variety of objects- starting with keychains and medallions, moving towards coasters and plates, and for those who advance quickly, the difficult project of a cup. Turkish chiseling is easy to learn and simply takes practice to master. It is very possible to become proficient in a short amount of time, and having experience with a hammer will help you progress even faster. The process requires patience however, and is not for those who are unable to focus on one piece for multiple hours. The product is worth the effort, and you will be amazed at what you will be able to produce.
Instructor: Martin Moon (www.moonmetalsmithing.com)
For more information visit www.petersvalley.org