Anticlastic Forming – Cuff, bangle & twisted forms

All Levels
July 7, 14 & 21, 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm View in Your Timezone

Anticlastic forming techniques stretch the edges in one direction while the central area compresses in an opposing direction. We will discuss and see the specialized tools required in action. First, we will use simple patterns to create an anticlastic cuff. Bangles are accomplished by using a metal strip with the ends soldered together. Distinct contours and embellishments can expand your design possibilities. We will also explore elegant twisted forms and more complex patterns.


Meet the Instructor

Jack da Silva

Jack da Silva owns and operates Jack da Silva’s Metal Arts Studio. He serves as Professor, Jewelry Metal Arts at City College of San Francisco in California. He is a third-generation gravestone maker from a family business of over 100 years. He has researched ancient metalwork. Jack’s work is found in permanent collections of the…


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