Metal Chasing with the Creative Dimension

23 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018 · Mon - Fri, 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Silversmithing Workshop
Event type
Applications now closed

Are you 14-18 years old, and interested in drawing and working with your hands?

This summer, silversmith Rod Smart brings his skills to the Goldsmiths’ Centre and invites you to join him in learning and experimenting with a range of techniques to create your own unique relief pieces on metal. 

Chasing and repoussé are metalworking techniques in which a malleable metal like copper is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. 

The five day course will introduce you to techniques using a range of tools in order to achieve a whole spectrum of different effects on copper. With practical tuition and guidance from Rod, you will have an opportunity to explore and develop these into a piece you will bring home with you. 

Applications for this course are now closed. 

What is the Creative Dimension Trust?

The courses run by The Creative Dimension Trust are spaces where you can work with an expert craftsperson; learning and experimenting with interesting techniques alongside other 14-18 year olds. 

For each course, the featured craftspeople will design workshops inspired by their practice. The Trust work to make sure each course gives you the opportunity to explore subjects which may be difficult to find out about or try otherwise.

Each course has an application process – where the Trust will choose people who have a strong interest in working with their hands and working creatively. 

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Image credit: Rod Smart & Anthony Elsdon © Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council, Photography: Richard Valencia 2016