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Saturday, June 3rd, 2000

10:00-11:45am: Brunch
Refreshments will be available in the workshop throughout the demonstrations.

12:00-2:00pm: Fold Forming: SAS Artisan Cynthia Eid
Fold forming is a technique of forming metal that utilizes its natural ductile qualities. Cynthia will demonstrate how forms can be made quickly with simple tools. The vocabulary of forms is wide and expanding, with new forms continually being invented and discovered. Fold forming is applicable to vessels, serving pieces, sculpture, and jewelry. The technique lends itself to spontaneity, creativity, and invention.

2:00-2:30pm: Silver Care: SAS Artisan Jeffrey Herman
Bring your tarnished silver and Jeff, a silver restoration & conservation specialist, will show you how to clean and polish it. Receive a free updated Silver Care guide.

2:30-4:30pm: Chasing & Repoussé: SAS Artisan Valentin Yotkov
Learn how to form ornamental design on metal. Valentin, who specializes in traditional scroll and acanthus leaf chasing and repoussé, will demonstrate both techniques, preparing the pitch bowl, as well as choosing the proper pitch. The making of chasing tools will also be discussed.

4:30-6:30pm: Power Raising: SAS Artisan Robert Butler
You can raise a bowl. But do you feel you could more quickly move the metal? Robert will raise a beaker in the most efficient way while still having complete control over the material.

6:45pm: Dinner & presentation of the first Hans Christensen Sterling Silversmith Award

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