Electroforming Jewellery Workshop by Katrin Spranger

Workshop  /  Technics   Making  /  23 Mar 2018  -  25 Mar 2018
Published: 11.01.2018

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In this workshop, you will be introduced to the electroforming technique, to create unique, hollow and lightweight jewellery pieces, small objects and samples in copper.

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Katrin Spranger
First, you will learn about the principles of electroforming. We will then select suitable objects, from plastic ready-mades to found treasures such as twigs, leaves or seashells. We will also cover 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 apply conductive paint to get them ready for the electroforming. You will be able to produce 3-5 pieces. Once your pieces are covered with a proper metal layer, we will focus on finishing with demonstrations on oxidizing, as well as removing sprues and mandrels. You will also learn about handling the chemicals and 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.

Dates and price

Fri 23: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.
Sat 24: 10.30 am – 3.30 pm.
Sun 25: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm.

Price: £ 350