Ford Hallam at The Ranch

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Ford Hallam at The Ranch

Time: April 8, 2014 at 10am to April 21, 2014 at 5pm
Location: The Ranch. Center for Arts & Craft Snohomish, WA
Event Type: metals, workshop
Organized By: Randi Harper
Latest Activity: Jan 14, 2014

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Classical Japanese Metalwork Techniques
Instructor: Ford Hallam
April 8 – 21
10am – 5pm (+)

An amazing opportunity to study under Ford Hallam! Learning making your own chisels and punches to work with. You will be introduced to the basics of chiseling, inlay, carving and shaping – as well as the essentials of classical Rokusho patination. And, you will have plenty of hands-on time working on a number of exercises including: Kebori chiselling Facetted ‘chip’ carving; a Kata-kiri chisel exercise based on ‘Ei’ kanji; Simple bamboo ‘painting’; Inlay - raised inlay with basic carving and shaping as wall as basic wire inlay; a Marubori and kebori detail carving exercise based on ‘water dragon’ using mild steel plate,‘stone’ textured ground and upset edges to plate and patination; Relief carving in steel with textured ground (Exercise based on ‘eternal knot.’ Also to be patinated and fire scale texture developed). And, the main inla and carving exercise: a Snail in shibuichi and shichu on a copper disc 45mm diameter and slightly domed (with Traditional Rokusho based patination.) Expect to spend 13 intense days (with a break on the 13th) – and come away forever changed!

Course # 144720 $2500.
Call 360-568-7709 to register
(Call NOW – several seats are already filled)

Ford Hallam is a Classically trained artist/metalworker who currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa. His initial training was as a Goldsmith in the European tradition. He served a 5 year apprenticeship and subsequently travelled to Japan to research the Japanese decorative metal working tradition associated with the Japanese Sword. He now works almost exclusively out of his adopted tradition. Ford’s work is collected throughout the world – and his teaching skills are superb! To see more of his work, visit:

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