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The Art of Stamping: Stamp Making and Stamping with Matthieu Cheminée

Friday, September 17, 2021, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class

Cost: $525.00

SOLD OUT! See below for other workshop dates.

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Join renowned artist Matthieu Cheminée for an in depth introduction to the world of stamping and stamp making!

In this class students will learn to choose the right kind of steel and make a minimum of 6 hardened steel stamps that will last a lifetime! Learn to create your own unique patterns and shapes with the steel including a two part embossing die stamp. 

Then we will learn all about how to use the stamps effectively to not only create a single impression, but also using the stamps to great a tesselation pattern. Learn foolproof stamping technique for the perfect impressions everytime. 

Students will not only make the series of stamps in this class, they will use those stamps to create a cuff bracelet from 14ga metal with their own designs. 


Techniques taught:

  • Recognizing and choosing the correct steel
  • Annealing steel
  • Shaping and texturing the steel
  • Hardening and tempering the steel stamps
  • Stamping technique- use of hammer and position of stamps
  • Tessellation stamping technique


This class is available as an online class. 

Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.

A kit of materials is included with this class and will be mailed to you.

Online students will have kits mailed to them. International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping. The required tools are not included in the materials kit.

About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iphone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).

This course meets for 3 days, each day has a 3 hour morning and afternoon session and a 1 hour break, for a total of 18 hours. 

Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.

Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration. 

Tools for this Class

This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. A list of tools with recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us. 

  • Parallel jaw pliers
  • Flat files cuts #0 and #2
  • Needle file set of 6
  • Parallel Round file
  • Bench pin
  • Saw frame
  • 1/0 and 5/0 sawblades
  • Torch (large butane, actylene/air, propane/air, dual fuel)
  • 16-20oz ball peen hammer
  • Machinist square
  • Calipers
  • Dividers
  • Metal ruler
  • Steel bench block or anvil
  • Plasticine
  • Mineral Oil or motor oil
  • Vermiculite
  • Fine tip sharpie

A computer, phone, or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class.


Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.



No prerequisites, this class is suitable for beginners through advanced students! 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA


Instructor: Matthieu Cheminée

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.

The Art of Stamping: Stamp Making and Stamping with Matthieu Cheminée

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