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David Bielander and Helen Britton: Authenticity in the age of style surfing

Workshop  /  19 Jul 2010  -  30 Jul 2010
Published: 02.02.2010
David Bielander and Helen Britton: Authenticity in the age of style surfing.
ALCHIMIA Contemporary Jewellery School in Firenze
DEADLINE: 31/05/2010
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(...)The main focus of this workshop will be looking at strategies of how to achieve an honest personal expression, and free oneself from the influential power of the visual sterotype appearance of contemporary jewellery.(...)
Summer Workshop 2010 with David Bielander and Helen Britton

The main focus of this workshop will be looking at strategies of how to achieve an honest personal expression, and free oneself from the influential power of the visual sterotype appearance of contemporary jewellery.

Important questions will be:
Why jewellery?
What are the sources of your pieces?
What happens when these pieces are worn?
What happens to you when you wear Jewellery?

Strategies involved will include:
How to force oneself not to go the easy way.
Avoiding peer group pressure.
Understanding what jewellery does.
Searching for the right materials and applying them to your work.
Searching for the right visual information and applying this to your work.

The technical framework on which to work with these ideas will include:

Getting to know the possibilities of the hydraulic press.
How to make blanking dies.
To experiment with these processes and get them to work together.

Dates and price

Timetable: July 19 to 30, Monday thru Friday, h10-13 h14-17, total of 60 hours in 2 weeks

Course fee: Euro 1,450 + 20 % tax

Payment: On acceptance, advance payment of Euro 500 is required.  This sum confirms participation and is not refundable.  The remaining amount is due by the first day of the course.

Accommodation: Accommodation is not included in the course fee. 
For information on accommodation, please contact Alchimia: info@alchimia.it
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