This studio course explores the conceptual, formal and technical aspects of creating artwork in metal smithing techniques. Students use non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, nickel, silver and gold, along with various other materials such as stone, wood, resin, and found objects. Techniques include sawing, soldering, various forming methods, etching, enameling and surface design. Concepts explored include historical and contemporary notions of adornment, the spiritual significance of the amulet, and the status object. Through experimentation with materials and techniques and through critiques and written reflections, students create a body of work which demonstrates these conceptual, formal and technical aspects of work in metalsmithing.