Electroforming Jewellery Workshop by Karolina Brodnicka

Workshop  /  Making   Technics  /  02 Sep 2022  -  04 Sep 2022
Published: 20.07.2022

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In this three-day workshop, you will be introduced to the electroforming technique, which will enable you to create unique jewellery pieces, small objects, and samples in copper.
The course is designed to help you discover the potential of the technique, which allows you to create intricate, complex three-dimensional shapes. With this process you can produce unique, hollow and lightweight pieces which cannot be done in any other way. First you will learn about the principles of electroforming. We will then select suitable objects to electroform; from plastic ready-mades, to found treasures such as twigs, leaves or seashells. This course will also cover the basics of wax carving to use as mandrels/masters for electroforming.

You will be shown how to pretreat and prepare objects, combine them with different materials and to apply conductive paint to get them ready for the electroforming.
Due to the lengthy process, the electroforming will be carried out in and between the sessions. You will be able to produce 3-5 pieces or more depending on surface sizes. Once your pieces are covered with a proper metal layer, we will focus on finishing techniques; from oxidizing to removing sprues and mandrels. You will also be shown a step by step film to learn about handling the chemicals, setting up the electroforming tank and the maintenance of the equipment.

Who is the course for?
Jewellers, artists, craft practitioners who are looking to explore new techniques and who want to get a chance to experiment with a variety of materials. No prior jewellery skills are necessary.

Date and time: 2 - 4 September 2022
Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: 1 - 4pm
Cost: £420.
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About the teacher:
The course will be led by Karolina Brodnicka, a protégé of Katrin Spranger. She has run the electroforming courses with Katrin in the past and this year is taking over teaching electroforming at K2 Academy as a course leader.