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Experimental Setting IV by Kelvin Birk and Katrin Spranger

Workshop  /  Making   Technics  /  11 Apr 2018  -  14 Apr 2018
Published: 19.01.2018

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This course will give you the possibility to explore and experiment with different setting techniques and to find new ways to use them in an unconventional way.
The course will focus on different projects:
> Trapping stones in liquid metal
> Using uncommon materials for jewellery making and setting
> Setting found objects and small valuable treasures
You will be encouraged to look for various ways of how to set stones and objects and explore the possibilities of embracing them in alternative ways and methods. The creative journey is as important as the final outcome and the course aims to provide you with new skills and experiences.

Who is it for?
Jewellers, artists, craft practitioners and students who are looking to explore new approaches to making, who want to get the chance to experiment and broaden their creative working practices.


K2 founders and course leaders Katrin Spranger and Kelvin J. Birk.
They are jewellery artists based at Cockpit Arts, London. Having trained extensively in traditional jewellery and silversmithing techniques at top institutions in Germany, Sweden and the UK, they now run successful jewellery businesses. Between them, they have many years’ experience teaching and lecturing in the field of jewellery, design and business planning both in the UK and abroad. 

Katrin and Kelvin are passionate about training a new generation of contemporary jewellers to design and make work that is both creatively daring and technically outstanding.

Dates and price

Wednesday 11th - Saturday 14th April 2018, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.
£520 (most materials incl.) 


Basic jewellery making skills are essential.
Maximum students: 10 places.