Bronze & Iron Lamp Making

July 12 - July 16, 2024

Bronze & Iron Lamp Making


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $115

Come learn about the design process and create tooling to make a decorative lamp out of steel. You will use joinery such as collaring and riveting to make the lamp. After the lamp is assembled we will discuss design options for a bronze hanger for the lamp. Participants will learn to forge silicon bronze and use their own creativity to create a hanger for the lamp.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Intermediate
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Celeste Flores

Celeste Flores has been a lifelong artist. While working on her BFA at The Academy of Art, she became fascinated by the process of shaping metal using fire and hammers. After college she began working at a school of industrial arts called The Crucible, where she still teaches. She learned to forge bronze from Jerry Coe and together went on two trips to Buenos Aires, Argentina where they had the opportunity to teach  and work with blacksmiths in South America. Celeste has served on the board for the California Blacksmith Association and the Executive Team at The Crucible.  I have been featured in Make Magazine, SF Chronicle, La Nacional (Argentina), The Anvil’s Ring and many others. I have worked for NBC Sports, Audi and Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook winery. She keeps very busy growing my business forging custom objects for customer’s homes, gardens, and businesses.

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