JEWELLERY GONE WILD: NOT SO FINE JEWELLERY TECHNIQUES.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 9:30am - Sun, Jul 16, 2017 5:00pm
This workshop will cover a range of techniques for "not so fine" jewellery. This is not specifically a jewellery course. It will cross across metals and techniques that can be used in jewellery or for inclusion in woodwork, small sculpture or wherever your fancy takes you.
This is the second of two workshops with Bill Dorman in our Metal Month - you can do one or the other or both. Individually the workshop is $850. There is a special discounted price of $1500 for both workshops.
In this 3 day workshop we will look at:
Safety- have fun while staying alive.
What your tools can do and what they shouldn’t do.
Getting to know your metals and their qualities and hence their potential.
Initial design ideas.
Welding steel- oxy/acetylene,
Soldering and brazing similar and dissimilar metals
Sheet, bar and wire.
Hammers and stakes
Heating and fusing
TEXTURING and colouring YOUR SURFACES
Printing techniques using rolling mill
Fusing and heating
ADJUSTING AND REPURPOSING TOOLS
Looking at how a tool functions to work out what else it can do
Make texturing punches
All participants need sturdy, fully covered shoes, earmuffs, safety glasses and natural fibre clothing (non flammable). Long hair needs to be restrained.
Feel free to bring your own metalwork or jewellery tools and maybe learn a bit more about how to use them. Old hammers and chisels are good to make texturing tools with. If you want to use precious metals like silver and gold please feel free to bring some along.