Miniature Bowls

Course Description

About this course

Want to try your hand at hammering out your own metal bowls? This one day workshop will focus on the hammering and forming techniques necessary to create beautiful bowls on a smaller scale! Copper, bronze, and even silver will be formed into miniature bowls using dapping punches and mushroom stakes. The bowls will be formed from 2” to 4” 20g discs on wooden dapping blocks and then hammered over stakes to make shallow to deep bowls for a variety of uses. Attention will also be paid to creating bases for these creations using additional sheet metal and wire. Ear protection will be necessary for we will be doing much hammering. 

Meet the Instructor

Joy Raskin

Joy Raskin has been a silversmith since 1984, and has exhibited throughout the United States, Ireland and New Zealand, showcasing both her jewelry and flatware designs. Joy is a native of New Hampshire, having attended public schools in Manchester and Concord. She was accepted as a member of the League of NH Craftsmen while still in high school. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Joy is an instructor at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA, The Craft Center in NH, Sharon Art Center and many other schools. Joy also teaches workshops on jewelry making, metalsmithing, wireweaving, and various metal techniques at craft programs throughout New England. She also works as a goldsmith for a local gallery and is enjoying working with high tech tools such as the laser welder.

Joy has received many awards for her work. She was commissioned by the NH State Council on the Arts to create the Cultural Access Award for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in 2001. Her work is included in many collections, including the White House and Smithsonian Institution. Joy's work is found in multiple galleries throughout New England, including the League of NH Craftsmen Galleries, Boston Society of Arts & Crafts, Guilford Art Center, Millbrook Gallery, and others.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $20 materials fee for this workshop. The materials kit includes copper discs, sheet metal, and wire as well as various tools needed to complete projects. 

Students should bring 

If you are interested in making a sterling bowl, order a 2” or 3” or 4” 20g sterling or Argentium disc or buy enough silver sheet to make a bowl. 



Materials Cost



Joy Raskin


August 27, 2018


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

Basic and above
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