Enamelling and Flower Making with Metal for Young People
- 09 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021 · All day | 1 week course
- Free with successful application, 8 places
- Silversmithing Workshop
- Event type
Are you aged 14 to 19? Want to try your hand at jewellery making and inject vibrant colour? Join the Creative Dimension Trust and jewellers Paul Ravn and Tomiko Ravn at the Goldsmiths’ Centre to develop your enamelling and fine making skills.
Working with precious metals is an exciting process! Enamel is a material made by fusing powdered glass to substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. With help from practising jewellers, learn how to make a personal piece of enamelled jewellery to take home with you – see how the powdered glass melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, durable vitreum (the Latin word for glass) coating.
Over five days you will be shown traditional hand skills, such as shaping, bending, hammering, sawing, soldering, texturing and enamelling.
Applications close on 4 August 2021. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, the Creative Dimension Trust will close the applications process early.
What will I learn?
You will acquire a set of fine hand skills, which can be applied or transferred to any profession requiring precision, determination and dexterity.
This is a great workshop for anyone learning skills required for careers in: Jewellery Making, Product Design, Fashion Design, Conservation, Costume Making and Fabrication.
Working in a real-life workshop, you will develop a project from initial idea right through to production.
Who will be teaching me?
You will be in safe hands with two of the UK’s leading Master craftspeople. Paul Ravn is an expert jeweller, fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths’ and former staff member at the London Metropolitan University Jewellery School, the Cass.
Tomiko Ravn is a specialist enameller with associated jewellery expertise.
Who can apply?
The Creative Dimension Trust are looking for creative young people who have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas, and are passionate about working with their hands. You will also need to be 14 to 19 years olds during the dates of the workshop and have good hand-eye co-ordination.
Make sure that you demonstrate your passion for craft in your application and you must be able to attend every day of the workshop. Please be sure that you have read the Creative Dimension Trust’s Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.
How is this course funded?
This Creative Dimension Trust workshops are funded by the Goldsmiths’ Centre and other supporters.