Introduction to Decorative Metal Inlay

Metal inlay techniques have been practiced both in Europe and the Far East for centuries as a straight-forward means to ornament everything from jewelry to ceremonial axes. The process allows jewelry and metal artists to securely apply contrasting colors of metal without heating the work.  As a result the inlay process allows the finished pieces to remain hardened, critical to functionality.  Simple patinas can be used to enhance the decorative images by creating vivid contrast. Begin learning these traditional techniques in this introduction workshop focused on decorative line inlay. Field and dot inlay will be touched on as well providing additional options to explore. Specialized tools are used for this technique. These tools will be provided for class and will be available for purchase. No experience necessary however basic metals working skill helpful.

Materials Fee: $10 payable to instructor cash or check, specialized tools available for purchase