Classes & Events

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Electroforming/Anodizing/Plating made Easy!

Sat, June 18 and Sat, June 25, 2016, Saturdays- Graceful Customs Studio, Gilroy, CA
(dates of class have changed from May)

Electroforming Class: 2 Days
Price: $ 275.00
Kit Price: $ 25.00

With the high cost of metals over the past years, alternative processes like Electroforming, Anodizing and Plating have become more popular over the years.

Electroforming is an exciting technique that does not require you to have a lot of metal working experience. This process will let you “grow” copper over almost any object. You will learn how to use this processes to create a shell of copper over objects like glass, wax carvings and organic materials (Leaves, Dried Flowers and Seed Pods).

Anodizing is fun way of adding color to metals like Niobium and Aluminum.

Plating is a method of adding a thin coating of metal over another metal. Most popular adding silver over a base metal.

What are these processes? How to prepare the metal or organic material? What can you do with the piece next? Rivets? Setting? Can you solder? How to clean or polish?   As time allows, Carmen will demonstrate these techniques!
Instructor:  Carmen Martinez, Email: