Spoons in a Day

Course Description

About this course

Spoons are surprisingly easy to make! Learn to fabricate a simple spoon using wire and sheet metal. Joy will show various hammer textures that can be added to give character to flatware. Then, students will cut and dome sheet metal to create the spoon bowl and solder it onto the handle. Students can choose to work in sterling silver and/or base metal, which will be available for purchase as needed. In several hours, each student will hone metals skills and have their own custom-made spoon to take home!

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 $50 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes sterling silver sheet and wire and well as bronze sheet and wire in various gauges for sample making.

Students should bring 
  • safety glasses
  • apron
  • notebook and writing utensil 



Materials Cost



Joy Raskin


August 28, 2018


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

Basic and above
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