The July class sold out in 2 days! Gerhard has agreed to teach a second class in August 2016
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Hybrid Forging - Advanced Metalsmithing


Gerhard Herbst

The first time we offered a class with Gerhard in late 2013, the class filled up quickly and the participants didn't want it to end. Gerhard was generous with sharing his skills and knowledge and all went home with some great examples of what they'd made. So we offered it in 2014 and the same thing happened again. Here we are in 2016 and Gerhard is coming back to share his specialised skills. The class we have scheduled for July sold out and Gerhard has agreed to teach a second class in August. The 2016 classes will cover some different techniques from his 2013 and 2014 courses. So if you attended one of those you will again enjoy this one. Otherwise this course is aimed at people with some experience of forging and or metalsmithing.

Wow, what an amazing class, I can’t believe what I achieved! 
student feedback from the 2014 class.

(Gerhard) went beyond excellent tutoring - generous sharing of professional practice.
student feedback from the 2013 class.

Gerhard Herbst is a graduate of San Diego State University. He is a multi award winning jeweller who is known for his fluid manipulations of metal. He exhibits regularly and produces a successful range of production jewellery that is sold through out Australia and overseas.
Gerhard is a traditionally trained metalsmith and was originally taught his craft as it applies to the creation of sterling service items such as flatware and cutlery. He has subsequently taken these techniques and applied them to his jewellery making where he explores the range of working properties that can be created from forging the metal.

To find out more about Gerhard or view his work see 

Hybrid forging is a process Gerhard has developed which allows him to achieve quick and consistent results when producing his work. So if you attended his previous workshops you will certainly enjoy this one. Otherwise this course is aimed at people with some experience of forging and or metalsmithing.

In "Hybrid Forging" students will explore a range of outcomes available by combining traditional hand forging with "calibrated rolling mill techniques". 

Over the course of two days, students will create two projects that will each explore different hybrid forging strategies. 

1 Collar project: Students will explore how to use hybrid forging techniques to create a single piece neck torque. This project will also explore the fitting and working dynamics required to achieve the proper fit and function of single piece neck torques

2 Earring project: Students will explore how to use hybrid forging techniques to consistently create earring shapes from a single piece of material. This project will also explore how to incorporate hardness and temper into the design to help solve the particular technical and functional problems associated with earrings

These projects can be specific in design or the concepts, as demonstrated, could be incorporated into an original piece of the students own realisation. 

Upon completion of this course students will have created two or more pieces that each explore different aspects of hybrid forging for jewellery. Students will also have a firm understanding of range of working properties that can be created in metal by forging and how these properties can be used to solve functional and technical problems associated with jewellery making. 

9.30 am – 4.00 pm, Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August 2016

Enrolment Details:
If the course is cancelled the fees will be refunded in full; no refunds once the course has commenced.  Cancellations fewer than 5 working days prior to course commencement incur a charge equal to 50% of course fee. Enrolment in this course is strictly capped at 12 students. Three of these spots are reserved for QCA students.

Fees (inc GST):    
   $220.00 QCA STUDENT
   $280.00 JMGQ MEMBER

The Jewellery and Small Objects Department
 S03 1.23 Queensland College of Art Griffith University
 226 Grey Street, South Bank  Brisbane.

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