In this course participants will use sheet brass, copper to make earrings, rings pendants and other forms of jewellery.
Techniques and processes will be demonstrated then undertaken by students in this hands on course. Students will learn to use the ‘rolling mills’ to press patterns and images into sheet metal. A sandwich of sheet metal with a texturing material (lace, sandpaper, wire etc) as the filling, is passed through a mill under pressure and the resulting embossed metal leaves a reverse image of the material printed. Students will then use this printed sheet to cut a simple design to make into a piece of jewellery.
They will work through various processes to complete a work to wear. Basic jewellery techniques such as transferring shapes to materials, sawing, filing, drilling holes, polishing and annealing will be learned in order to work the sheet metal. Pre-fabricated jewellery attachments will be supplied and used so the focus of the workshop can be on working with the sheet metal and its possibilities and limitations.
Note: Students who choose to work in Silver will need to purchase and bring same to class.