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A workshop with Thomas Mann


Join Thomas Mann for this one-day introduction to forging metal. Mann will show you the tools, the techniques and the potential using copper brass and silver.

Bring along a notebook, and if you have one, a basic set of metalsmith tools: pliers, jewellers saw, files and rivet, chasing hammers and of course.

All of the tools used to explore the new techniques you’ll be learning will be provided in class.

Spaces are limited. Contact Despard for bookings.


Thomas Mann

Despard Gallery will host New Orleans based artist and Designer Thomas Mann for a month-long residency in October and November.

Mann has been an active participant in the contemporary American craft movement for the past thirty years; he is an artist, gallery owner and lecturer. Working in jewellery and sculpture, he combines industrial aesthetics and materials with evocative romantic themes and imagery – a design system he calls ’Techno Romantic’. Mann created this method in the 1970s and spent the following twenty years developing the style. He exhibits his jewellery and sculpture in 250 galleries and stores in the US and abroad. Mann spends a majority of his time on the road, exhibiting at up to fifteen nationally-juried craft and art events each year, as well as public speaking and teaching workshops.

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4B Bounty St, Warrane TAS 7018, Australia

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