Electroforming Jewellery Workshop by Katrin Spranger in London

Workshop  /  Making   Technics  /  19 Jul 2021  -  21 Jul 2021
Published: 29.03.2021

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In this three-day workshop taught by Katrin Spranger, 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.

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: 19 - 21 July 2021 (Monday - Wednesday)
Mon: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm; Tue: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm; Wed: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Cost: £420.
Registeration deadline: 16 July 2021.

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About the teacher:
Katrin Spranger trained and studied in Germany and holds a Masters degree in Jewellery from the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden. Working as a conceptual jewellery artist, she creates stories that comment on consumer culture, environment and science fiction. Focusing on resources that might become depleted in the future, she explores natural materials including crude oil, water and honey to develop jewellery that is wearable yet ephemeral and interactive.. Her hybrid practice touches upon several disciplines like fashion, food, photography, performance and installation. Katrin has taught widely both in London and Germany. She has won numerous awards and has exhibited throughout Europe and North America.