Raising Copper Bowls + Vessels

Raising Copper Bowls + Vessels










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In this class students will transform copper from flat discs of metal into trays, bowls and tall vessel forms via the traditional silversmithing technique of raising. We will go over simple sawing, calculations to average the height and width of our desired vessel, stretching the metal into carved out bowl forms then hammering over raising stakes to get our desired shape. This technique is labor intensive but extremely rewarding. By the end of the class each student will have learned the basics of raising and will finish multiple small bowls and three dimensional forms.


The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue, Providence RI 02909


For all courses, students must wear a pair of close-toed shoes like sneakers or boots (no sandals, no flip-flops, no peep-toe pumps). Also, you should dress expecting to get a little dirty. Art is messy. In addition, students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool—synthetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame. Pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. Any clothing that has been frayed is not permitted. The studio is well stocked with heavy-duty welding jackets, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.


All students are required to fully read the Steel Yard Registration & Enrollment Policies before attending the first class. Registrants who withdraw from a course at least 10 days prior to the course’s start date may receive a refund, less a $40 registration fee. There are no refunds or rescheduling within 10 days. By not budgeting for cancellations, The Steel Yard is able to keep  costs as low as possible for our students.


The Steel Yard offers scholarships in all of our teaching departments, which make our open enrollment courses accessible to students who may not otherwise be able to afford this unique industrial arts opportunity.