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Roycroft Metalsmithing in the Jennings Style

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Friday-Sunday, ; Friday 7: 00 - 9:00 pm ~ Reception, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm class workshops


Roycroft Master Artisan, Alburn Sleeper, offers a two-day hands-on workshop in metalsmithing.  Each participant will complete 2 projects; one in copper and one in silver.  The copper piece will be a household item which allows for some learning and experimentation prior to working on the silver item which will be a wearable piece of art.  Artist will select and design items to be made.

Some of the following skills will be taught and used while others may only be demonstrated:  making a chasing tool, Roycroft chasing techniques, Roycroft design, hammering techniques and styles, soldering, filing,
repousse, hand-finishing, surface texturing and

aterials fee covers metal for projects and consumables
(sandpaper, gas, patina solution, saw blades, associated machinery and tools etc.)

 Tools will be provided by and remain the property of the instructor.


Al Sleeperlburn Sleeper, is an Master Roycroft Artisan in metal. He has been working in the
arts and crafts metal and jewelry area for over 50 years.

He is a former student of Walter U. Jennings who taught him to make the traditional Roycroft square rose, a floral motif referred to by Mr. Jennings as the “tudor rose”.  Mr. Sleeper designs and creates Roycroft style jewelry and metal ware and has many pieces in national as well as international collections. 

Mr. Sleeper is a professional teacher able to provide technical information while linking it to the completion of esthetic works in metal.  Visit the artists Web Page at www.aurorasilversmith.com.

Roycroft Campus Corporation
31 South Grove Street
East Aurora New York 14052
Phone: 716.655.0261
Fax: 716.655.8498

Gallery Hours:
10am to 5pm.