Utensil Making

June 14 - June 18, 2024

Utensil Making


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

Combining jewelry and light forging techniques, we will explore ways to create metal utensils of mostly brass, copper, and steel. Through demonstrations and experimentation, you will have the opportunity to make one or more of your own eating and/or serving utensils – for practical use or for pure sculptural concepts. Techniques encouraged can include cold and hot forming (hand forging, stock removal, dapping, forming over shapes), cold connections (riveting, wrapping), finishing (angle grinding, hand filing, burnishing), combining different materials (different metals and/or materials found or brought in such as wood/bone/scrap metal etc.).

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

Level: Beginner and Beyond
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


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Erica Moody

Erica Moody is a metal craftsman working in midcoast Maine, where she cultivates her line of forged and fabricated serving utensils, and continues her craft’s foundation of fabricating custom metal commissions for architects and designers, such as furniture and hardware. Erica has taught metalworking at locations such as Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack School of Crafts, Center for Metal Arts, and The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Her utensils have been featured in publications such as Bon Appetit, Saveur, Metalsmith, Maine Home & Design, New Yorker’s The Cut.

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