Copper Etching

This is the most popular class at the Studio.
Cost $100 class + $20 materiials
One Day

Part 1

Starting with pre-cut copper discs, students learn 3 different methods to create resist designs to apply to the copper pieces. Using a safe, low acid etchant, we create a raised surface wherever our designs have been placed. Hole drilling is also done so that the pieces can be made into earrings and pendants.

Part 2

Using skills from part 1 during the first half of the class, a variety of pieces are made. The rest of the class is devoted to manipulating the surface colours to create stunning patinas in a variety of ways.

To Bring to Class

All materials, class notes and tool use are provided. Please bring an apron and closed toe shoes to wear inside.

Silverfish Studios has a microwave and refrigerator if you wish. Coffee, tea and filtered water are provided. The library is available for breaks, lunch and perusing many selections of books about making stuff