Stamp It Out: Tool Making

Course Description

About this course

The focus of this workshop is to use heat to anneal, forge, shape, temper, and harden tool steel. Students will learn to make small tools for chasing, repousse, stamping, texturing, and more. With these tools, everyone will learn methods of bringing a variety of unique texture and visual interest to the surfaces of metal. Every student will leave the class with a set of handmade tools and samples.

Meet the Instructor

Avery Lucas

Avery Lucas received her MFA in Jewelry/Metals at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth in 2012. Lucas is currently a studio artist, teacher, production jeweler, and mold maker in Rhode Island. She has taught metals and design at University of Masschusetts Dartmouth and Rhode Island College. Lucas has also lectured and taught workshops at East Carolina University, Rhode Island College, State University of New York - New Paltz, and at the Fuller Craft Museum. In addition to being a Niche Award finalist, her metal work won "Best Of" Contemporary Art Month for a featured exhibition at Equinox Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. Lucas's one of a kind work is sold online and in galleries nationally.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $40 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit include copper, assorted grits of sand paper, and assorted dimensions of W1 tool steel. 

Students should bring 

Metalwerx has most tools needed for this class, however if you have some favorite tools, please feel free to bring them. Other general supplies should include: tool box for your materials, ruler, sharpies, a sketchbook, pens and pencils.


$155.00 $147.25
5% discount until August 4

Materials Cost



Avery Lucas


September 3, 2020


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

All Levels
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