Friday, January 14, 2011

Modern Relics - Jewelry workshop - Ancient Techniques, Contemporary Style

I am teaching a weeklong jewelry class in Townsville from the 18th to the 24th of September 2011.

My workshop is part of the Fibre arts @ Townsville run by Fibre Arts Australia.

These are really wonderful retreats where you get to play and learn all week and have all your cooking, cleaning and dishes done for you.  Plus you get to meet some wonderful creative, talented people.

In my workshop you will create your own wearable art from start to finish in this fast paced class designed for people who want to create unique contemporary jewellery without the large outlay for expensive jewellery tools. The start of the week sees you creating unique charms, talismans and components with a range of simple casting techniques for silver, copper, pewter and bronze. Team these components with shaped, etched, textured and coloured metal to form rings, bracelets and necklaces.  Learn a range of stable cold connections to ensure your jewellery lasts and incorporate found and treasured objects into your work.  Techniques covered during the week include a variety of jewellery casting techniques, cold connections, wirework and forging metals, chains and clasps, torch fired enamelling and etching.  Give your jewellery that professional look with a range of finishes from a soft aged patina, a smooth satin or a highly polished shine.  This class is suitable for beginners and more advanced students who are looking to extend their skills.

For more information on my class or to see what else is on offer go to Fibre Arts Australia