metal arts

Spring Schedule of Workshops

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Freeform Power Hammer Forging with Jon Ledford – Saturday, April 20, 2013
Our power hammer tooling and dies were set up according to the specifications of innovative blacksmith and educator Uri Hofi. Instructor Jon Ledford will show you how to make a power hammer perform acts of beauty in steel. For advanced students only. $220 includes materials. 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Jewelry Instructor, Metalsmith

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Greetings to all,

Just joined the ArtMetal community today. I am a metalsmith trained in the commercial jewelry field (meaning I received my unofficial "apprenticeship" from working in the wholesale/retail jewelry industry) with folks who had their own shop and were willing to show me what they knew. I spent 15 years in the profession and then switched to teaching. I teach jewelry and small sculpture at Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane, WA, and have done so for 23 years. While I teach full time, I have my own business as well doing the occasional job for people I know.

product liability


Feb. 13, 2008
Hello all,
Although I have been welding and making "Metal Art" for over 25 years I have come into a venture where a question has risen about product liability insurance?
Is it necessary for a metal artist to carry product liability?