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Make a small bowl or an embossed tile in copper by using the traditional silversmithing techniques of blocking out, hammering and planishing. Learn the invaluable skills of how to manipulate metal with the use of hammers and punches. If you are a returning student you will be encouraged to develop your own design and to create your own work.
You will learn how to mark out your metal, cut to shape, file and raise a small copper bowl with the use of embossing hammers, sandbags and wooden blocks. You will learn how to planish your raised bowl and we will look at different finishes. You will also transfer a simple image onto a sheet of copper. and learn how to create a three dimensional relief panel by raising some areas of your image and depressing others. This is a practical course and will involve the use of hammers so a certain amount of arm strength will be required. Each stage of the process will be demonstrated to the group and followed up with individual tuition.
Previous experience in this technique is not necessary however familiarity with the jewellery studio environment and the use of hand tools will be beneficial.
This is a practical course and will involve the use of hammers so a certain amount of arm strength will be required. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant and they will advise you as to necessary precautions
• Apron, permanent marker pen• A choice of simple / bold designs , which the tutor will assess with you on the first lesson.• Copper sheet will be provided for the project but there may be a small charge for additional work in copper / brass.• Please wear sensible shoes- no open toed sandals
The course provides an excellent start to silversmithing or a refresher or taster of new techniques. Your tutor Adaesi Ukairo does another course in copperwork / silversmithing in terms 1, 2 and 3 where you can develop your style and metal working skills.