Learn the fundamental process for traditional blacksmithing. Students will use the hammer to forge hot steel on the anvil and learn how to make handles, small knives, hooks, and ornamental scrolls. Practice techniques such as flattening, upsetting, twisting, punching, and drawing. Become familiar with the blacksmith forge. All materials included. Skill level: Beginner
All materials included.
Note: This class is fairly physically intensive, and calls for nimble dexterity and significant manual strength.
Stefan Alexandres is a multi award winning jeweler and sculptor in addition to teaching Jewelry weekly classes at Crealde ´ School of Art since 2008.
From 1964 to 1972 he apprenticed in metal arts in the traditional ways of the old world, as guided through the organized guilds of Greece.
He received a United Arts of Central Florida individual artists award in 2007 and 2010, and Best of show award in Osceola Center for the Arts show 2009.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and shows such as Arts On Douglas gallery, Creativity Contest Oggetti Torino Italy, and Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition. He has received a large number of corporate commissions and site installations.
His training is based on the Byzantine Art. He draws inspiration for his metalwork from history, mythology, folk tales and real life.