Custom Design Metal Arts & Jewelry School:
Established in 1984, the Custom Design Metal Arts Studio in Ocala, Central Florida, (1 hour north of Orlando) offers one-on-one classes and workshops Metal Arts & Jewelry Casting. Bill Roberts, Ornamental Metalsmith and Owner and Operator of the studio has over 20 years, full time, experience in decorative metalwork. Bill is available to teach workshops and classes at Schools across the United States, and around the world. All levels welcome, the Studio is open year round.
One-on-One Metal Arts & Jewelry Workshops & Classes:
- Beginning Blacksmithing
No Experience necessary. Just the desire to learn. The Beginning Blacksmithing class will teach the basics of blacksmithing. Including... drawing out, upsetting, twisting, bending, fullering, punching, and cutting. It will also cover forging dynamics, safety and three H's. At the end of this class you will have an understanding and ability to use these basics. And will have accomplished this by completing three projects. You will make a key fob with leaf, a letter opener and a J hook. Completing these three projects are the goal.... it's possible to complete more projects depending on the individual
- Intermediate Blacksmithing
The Intermediate Blacksmithing class requires knowledge of the basics, and some forging experience. This class takes the basic knowledge and experience to the next level. The goal is to make either a fireplace set, a candelabra or a similar project. Using all the basic forging techniques in the beginning class.
- Advanced Blacksmithing
The Advanced Blacksmithing class requires the completion of an intermediate class and at least a year forging experience. And an approved design for the class project that can be completed in a week. This class is structured towards the individuals needs and goals.
Jewelery Making Classes:
- Classes In jewelry design & fabrication
- Classes In forged jewelry
- Classes In cast jewelry
- Lost wax casting
- Wax design and carving
- Mold making, among others.
- Wedding Band Workshop