This session is now full as of Tuesday, August 14th.
Native Americans living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan discovered outcroppings of a very pure form of copper ore, the most pure in the world. They forged tools from the copper to fit their life’s needs.
The copper bowl forging workshop will follow the same ancient methods and include teachings from the Ancestors. Workshop participants will form a copper bowl by using primitive tools - a stump for an anvil, a stone for a hammer. The copper bowl will be annealed in an open pit sacred fire until the forming process is completed. The bowl can then be embellished with beads, and/or found objects.
Students will kneel or sit on the ground – bring your own mat or chair as desired.
There will be no break for lunch, so bring a sack lunch.
Maximum of 20 students
Contact the Bonifas Fine Arts Center for more information and to register for the class
906-789-3833 Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Funding support is provided by The Ubuntu Circle.