LEARN-TO Hand engraving FRI 14 JUN

Date: Friday 14 June, 2024

Start Time: 10am

End Time: 1pm

Venue: FORGE

In this taster class you will have the opportunity to explore the art of hand engraving. Through live demonstrations and one to one support from your tutor, you will acquire essential engraving skills using traditional push tools on copper.

Special discount to FORGE Friends, enter your code at checkout 

What skills will I learn?

- Engraving with traditional push tools

What should I bring?

- Notebook

- Reading glasses or head visor (in case you need them!)

What is included?

- All tools and materials

What skills level is required?

Skills Level: EASY

Who is my instructor? 

Dudley Withers is a craftsman who trained at Sir John Cass College specialising in Engraving and other decorative techniques including chasing. Having worked with Francis Cooper - a silversmith in the Arts and Crafts tradition for 6 years he returned to Sir John Cass College to teach engraving as a part time lecturer whilst running his own shop. There he maintained his interest in engraving doing work on commission with a bias towards jewellery but included selling antique silver and glass. He has now expanded his interests to include horology, particularly engraved clocks.

Dudley has recently started teaching again for the Hand Engravers Association.