Classes

I grew up working in the summers for my uncle, Master Goldsmith G. Phil Poirier. In 2009 I started working at Bonny Doon Tools, making and designing tools for the hydrualic press. I released my first line of jewelry shortly thereafter. In 2010 I started teaching alongside G. Phil Poirier and have continued to teach hydraulic forming techniques and Die Making across the country. In the last 13 years I have pushed the limits of the hydraulic press and steel dies, making jewelry out of tough contemporary metals like titanium, damascus stainless steel, and zirconium. I have also worked extensively in silver and gold, forming rings, bracelets, bezels, vessels, and more. In 2017 G. Phil Poirier and I assembled all of our knowledge and research into a paper all about Die Making for the Santa Fe Symposium, click here to read the paper. In 2018 I followed up on our Die Making paper with some more experimental methods for die making, click here to read that.

I teach classes around the country in Hydraulic Forming and Die Making and also offer private classes in Taos, NM or via Zoom.

Class Dates 2023:

  • Washington DC - April 14-16th, 2023
April 14th - One Day Bracelets and Rings
April 15-16th - Die Making for the Hydraulic Press
More details to come.....
  • Metal Arts Guild of Georgia - Sept 23-25th, 2023

Sign up Here - https://www.metalartsguildga.org/courses/hydraulic-press-intensive