Basic Scissor Making
Class runs: October 25-27
Material fee: $40
Skill level: Seasoned Beginner and up, MUST have keen sense of grinding, filing, layout and all general workshop edict
FULL as of 11/3, please click ENROLL NOW to join the wait list
An introduction to studio-based scissor making. The focus is on techniques that require no specialist scissor-making equipment or tools. Students will make a 6" pair of scissors and will leave with the skills to make more pairs in the future - either through forging or from steel sheet.
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 Jewelry program 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 documenting the Sheffield Museum Trust Archives collection of scissors.