Spend the weekend working with one of the greats in metalworking. Saturday will be spent learning about inlay techniques. Tools will be supplied and you will go home with your own set made by Jay. Sunday will be spent learning how to make open dies for stamping. This could be used for coining or making “impression dies”.
Jay studied in England and Germany and earned a postgraduate degree with distinction in fine arts, jewelry and metal-smithing. He is currently a studio artist, lecturer and demonstrator in metals, jewelry, metal-smithing and blacksmithing. He is professor emeritus from Mohave Community College in Arizona. His work is held in collections at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Tennessee, the University of Georgia, and West Dean College in the United Kingdom. He has had more than 43 published articles, including “The Anvil’s Ring” in Anvil magazine, “The Anvil’s Horn” in California Blacksmith magazine, “Reflexes and Reflections: Art of Vietnam Veterans,” and has been published in Hot Iron News and New England Blacksmith.