Art meets metal and fire everyday at Corrina Sephora’s one-of-a-kind metallurgy studio. Now you can experience the magic of metalwork firsthand, through our new metalsmith classes.
was introduced to metalwork in her father’s boat building workshop as a little girl of five. After witnessing her dad weld a piece of metal – a process she described as ‘electric lightning’ – she knew she was destined to be an artist. Her fascination with the process of burning, soldering, and bending metal into completely new creations never left her, and eventually manifested itself into an illustrious career of crafting unique, larger than life metallic sculptures and art installments. The only thing competing with Sephora’s passion for her art, his her enthusiasm for sharing her unique process with others. After spending some time teaching as a university professor, she decided to take the classroom into her own studio at the Goat Farm property on the Westside of Atlanta and start offering intimate classes of her own.
While welding, hammering, and twisting resistant pieces of metal into works of art may not be for the faint of heart, Corrina and her staff are the perfect guides to walk newcomers through each step. In the introduction to welding class, you will be given pieces of pre-cut angle iron, you will learn to weld them together using the OXY ACETALYN WELDER, as well as the MIG WELDER. The skills you will gain are a building block for any other welding. You will leave that night with your very own I phone holder, mini iPad Holder or any other device in that size range.
In the Upcycled Recycled Utensil Jewelry workshop, you can bring in your own special silverware, or use ones provided to make your own custom piece of jewelry in a fun-filled evening of creativity and the best type of recycling, UPCYCLING! Make a piece or possibly two and share your creative spirit with others while making something beautiful and good for the environment!
In the Leaf class, you will create a forged steel leaf, maybe even two or three... that will last a lifetime (and beyond)! a fun class for a beginner or someone who wants to refine their hammering skills.
The BYOW (bring your own welder) workshop is just like the intro to welding workshop, but for those of you with your own tool! In this class, you will learn to use your own welder! you know the one that is stuck in a corner, that you got as a gift or to do a project, and you really want to know how to use it! you will also learn to WELD, you will be given pieces of pre-cut angle iron, you will learn to weld them together using the OXY ACETALYN WELDER, as well as the MIG WELDER. The skills you will gain are a building block for any other welding. You will leave that night with your very own iPhone holder, mini iPad older or any other device in that size range.
Or you can forge your own beautifully twisted fire poker! You will learn how to hot forge steel and transform a length of steel into an impressive functional object. Through making a fire poker, you will learn the basics of the ancient art of blacksmithing. This is a great class for beginners as well as experienced students. These fire pokers make great gifts as well as a fabulous tool for your indoor or outdoor hearths!
When the tutorial is over and your metal do-dads are completed, your group of newly inaugurated metallic artists will be invited to partake in a cocktail party on the beautiful Goat Farm property, where you can enjoy a complimentary beer! We recommend using this time as a chance to pick Corrina’s brain about her dynamic history as a metalworker and artist. In a career spanning several states and multiple decades, she’s certainly accumulated her share of interesting stories, like when she took a job at an industrial factory where she was the first female welder in the company’s history. This class is for all appreciators of handmade craftsmanship and anyone who thinks that art should be fun. Whether you’re an artist hoping to explore a new medium or an average Joe searching for a unique art experience, a couple hours of hammering, stamping, bending, drinking, and socializing at Corrina Sephora’s quaint Goat Farm studio will have you totally on board with the metallurgy train.