Forming station in Bill Dorman's workshop

Forming station in Bill Dorman's workshop

JEWELLERY GONE WILD: NOT SO FINE JEWELLERY TECHNIQUES.

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 9:30am - Sun, Jul 16, 2017 5:00pm

$850

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.

Bill Dorman is a sculptor, jeweller and teacher (more about Bill, and Bill's website). Feel free to contact Bill before hand with special requests or questions. 

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.

Buy a place in this class. Buy a place in both metal classes.

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.

CUTTING METALS

Sawing

Tin snips

Angle grinder

Guillotine

Chisel

JOINING TECHNIQUES

Welding steel- oxy/acetylene,  

Soldering and brazing similar and dissimilar metals

Riveting

SHAPING METAL.

Sheet, bar and wire.

Hammers and stakes

Heating and fusing

Score folding

TEXTURING and colouring YOUR SURFACES

Printing techniques using rolling mill

Hammer texturing

Simple chemical

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.

 

Buy a place in this class. Buy a place in both metal month classes.

Forthcoming workshops are advertised through our mailing list (sign up here), on Facebook, and on our calendar page.