December 6, 2016

In this weeks edition of Tutorial Tuesday, I explain how to use and fill my new leather sand or shot bags available here.

 Please let me know if you have any other questions, comments, or stuff you would like me to talk about in the future

October 15, 2016

It's been a long time since I've added any blog posts, new product, or have been very active on social media. It's not because I don't have anything new to share, it's the opposite...I've been so busy I haven't had any time!

Since my last entry I've taught numerous work...

March 19, 2016

I wanted to make myself a new heavier forging hammer. So I forged up a nice 5 lbs hammer for myself, and posted images of it on social media. There was so much interest in it, that I have decided to add it to my line of tools, so you can own one too! So many of you als...

January 13, 2016

I've been asked long enough, and I'm pleased to announce that I'll be offering a raising and holloware class this spring!


May 20-24th at the Ranch in Snohomish WA, I'll be teaching everything from layout, proper hammering technique, sinking low relief bowls, and raisin...

November 25, 2015

That's right, just in time for the holidays! I'm proud to unviel not 1, but 2 new sets of hammers!


 The first is a hammer that is very dear to my heart. When I was a budding metalsmith I had a couple french hammers this shape that were my absolute favorite hammers and...

November 14, 2015

Many have asked, so you shall receive! I'll be coming to Southern California next August to teach a 5 day intensive chasing and repousse workshop at the Palomar Gem and Mineral Club August 15-19!





Please contact Laurie Kern to reserve your spot The.Silversmith@TheAdv...

October 18, 2015

Just added to the line of products: A new 6" forming and planishing hammer!


These forged hammers are great for sinking, embossing, and planishing and many other tasks. They feature canted faces for a more ergonomic swing, to allow a more direct blow, and the ability to...

October 5, 2015

Vessel by David Huang


A while back I messaged David Huang to see if he was interested in trying out one of my hammers. He told me I was kind to offer, but he was happy with the one chasing hammer he had been using, and that he doubted he would use mine. This was a very...

June 19, 2015

On May 8th, 8 eager students joined me for 5 days of chasing and repoussé instruction at the Tacoma Metal Arts Center. There were students with varying skill sets ranging from not even knowing what chasing and repoussé is exactly, to pretty well advanced, and everythin...

May 25, 2015

This weekend, June 5th the 1st annual chasing and repoussé exhibition opens at the Outnumbered Gallery Located at 5654 S Prince St Unit A Littleton, Co 80120


This exhibition will be holding chasing and repoussé pieces from some of the most talented chasers from around...

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