Artisan Scissor Making

Some Experience Required
July 31 - August 4, 2023

This course will be an introduction to studio-based scissor making. The focus is on techniques that require no specialist equipment or tools. Students will make a 6″ and a 4″ pair of scissors and will leave with the skills to make more pairs in the future – either through forging or stock removal from steel sheet.

Some experience required: Basic hand metal working skills: filing, drilling etc

Meet the Instructor

Grace Horne

I am a Sheffield-based maker who is passionate about scissors. I have worked as an associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University with the Metalwork and Jewellery programme for many years and I did my PhD studies there. I am fascinated by the interface between historical research and practical studio practice, and can currently be found…


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