Fabricated Vases & Vessels

May 4 - May 5, 2024

Fabricated Vases & Vessels


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $90

This workshop will focus on methods of creating voluminous forms from flat sheet without the need for specialized equipment or raising. We will practice scoring and bending, forming cones and cylinders from sheet, and soldering techniques for hollow construction. We will also discuss different types of lids and closures. Participants  will learn to translate between two- and three–dimensions and improve their soldering and fabrication skills. Using paper models participants will design and construct an open or lidded vessel. Some prior experience sawing and soldering metals is necessary.

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



Kate Dannenberg

Kate Dannenberg is a jeweler and metalsmith living in South Philadelphia. With thoughtful craftsmanship and attention to tactile experience, she creates jewelry and objects informed by the visual qualities of the natural world. She is interested in the way we physically interact with precious and everyday objects—the way these interactions affect both the person and the object. The form and texture of her work is intended to entice the viewer into wanting to touch, hold, and feel the piece in their hands, simply looking shouldn’t be enough. Through her work as teaching artist and curator she strives to uplift the jewelry and craft communities through inclusion, education, and enthusiasm.

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