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Jewelry/Metal Arts: Hammer Room

Forming, Forging, Raising, Casting

Last updated on Feb 02, 2022

Regular Studio Hours for Jewelry/Metal Arts
Monday-Friday, 8am-12am
Saturday-Sunday, 8am-10pm

Please contact the Studio Manager directly or email with any questions.

The Hammer Room
Shaklee Building Rm. Second floor, A27
Oakland Campus

Spring 2022: On-Campus Studio Access

CCA continues to provide access to on-campus studios and shops as permitted to do so by the San Francisco and Alameda Departments of Public Health.

About the Jewelry/Metal Arts: Hammer Room

The Hammer Room has an array of stakes, hammers, and forming tools for students to manipulate sheet metal and wire into complex forms, using the ancient practices of raising and forging. The casting equipment and larger torches in this room allow students to transform their wax creations into pieces of silver, bronze, or gold. The hydraulic press easily creates smooth concave or convex forms. Surface development is explored in this room with a sand blaster, polishing machine, and electric etching station.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Karat Golds
  • Metal
  • Palladium
  • Platinum
  • Silver
  • Steel
  • Titanium
  • Wax
  • Wood

Tools and Equipment

  • Natural gas and acetylene torches
  • G-Tec TB 30 Natural Gas Booster
  • Natural gas/compressed air annealing torch
  • Band saw for wood
  • Sanders (wet or dry)
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Beverly sheer and straight sheer
  • Buffing/polishing lathes
  • Metal forming/forging hammers, stakes, and anvils
  • Casting equipment (kilns, centrifuge, and vacuum caster)
  • Bead blaster
  • Wax injector
  • Electrical Etching Station