Metal Forming: Leaves and Pods - Archived

  • May 14, 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

    750 Cherry Road
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Ticket Price $98.00 This event is now over

Metal Forming: Leaves and Pods

Saturday, May 14, 10 am-5 pm


Learn some basic metal manipulation techniques that will give your metalwork dimension and drama. You will create several pieces that can be made into jewelry or incorporated into other works. You’ll learn how to strike the metal to create different shapes and how to take a flat piece of copper and turn it into a voluminous shape. Our focus will be on creating leaves of different shapes and sizes and pods that range from canoe to curling shapes. You’ll be working in copper, so there are practically limitless options for color on your finished pieces as well. You can use a torch to create a rainbow of color, a chemical dip to create a deep brown or blue color, or shine it up to bright rosy copper. All materials are provided to make several pendants and one pair of earrings. You will have extra metal to create additional pieces for use as décor or jewelry.  A mask will be required when interacting closely with the instructor.


$85 MBG Members/$98 Non-Members. Register no later than May 12.


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Required tools: cross peen or riveting hammer and steel block. Texture tools, specialty hammers, files, and shears will be shared, but you are welcome to bring them if you have them.  


Tools can be purchased directly from the instructor at class time. Please indicate when you sign up for the class if you will need to purchase tools to ensure proper stock.  


Steel Block: 2.5x2.5 is $12.99; 4x4 is $14.99; 4x6 is $24.99 (any size will work, but 4x4 is the recommended size for most work we do)  


Hammers: Prices range from $8.99 to $19.99 depending on customer preference.  


Shears: from $9.99 to $24.99

Date & Time

Sat, May 14, 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue Details

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117 Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting over 260,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Our 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a Level 4 Arboretum, which provide the ability to interact with various families of plants, flowers, and trees.


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