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Experimental workshop on ancient Greek goldsmithing tools and techniques by Akis Goumas

Workshop  /  Technics   History  /  11 Sep 2018  -  15 Sep 2018
Published: 16.03.2018
Chalkis Jewellery School -Eric Robbert
DEADLINE: 10/06/2018
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Intro
A four day technical workshop by Jewelry maker and researcher of Ancient Greek techniques Akis Goumas. Accompanied by a one day visit at the Archaeological Museum of Athens, with an extensive tour and talk, focusing on the Mycenaean and Prehistoric collections.
This is the first part of a series of workshops on the topic of ancient goldsmithing techniques.
The workshop will start with a presentation and a talk about the methodology of studying archaeological findings, the tool marks and the techniques.
During these 4 days each participant will make the basic working tools (such as a wooden hammer, a bronze oil lamp and a blow pipe), based on the knowledge of the Late Bronze Age practices.
The lamp with the soft flame and the blowpipe will be the tools to explore the qualities of fire (annealing, melting small pieces of silver to make granules, autogenous soldering, etc.)
 
While practicing experimentation we will learn about the technique of granulation, (making granules, exploring and understanding colloidal soldering).
The participants will bring their own silver (1000 or 925), in sheet form (0, 6-0, 8 mm thick and dimensions at least 10x10 cm.)
We will experiment on granulation according to the results of the archaeological studies. After their submission the participants will get all the details for the preparations of the program.


Participants: 5-8
Daily program:10:00 - 14:00 h and 15:00 - 17:00 h
Working hours: 28 h + visit to Archaeological Museum of Athens
Language: Greek -English
Cost: 450 euros
Bank account : GR3102602130000570100070940   BIC:  ERBKGRAA
Deposit to : ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΟ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΧΑΛΚΙΔΑΣ ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ

No tools are needed, but basic knowledge on silversmithing is necessary.
 
Akis Goumas. Brooch: Inside value I, 2017. Silver, tortoise shell, steel pigments.. 9 x 6 x 3 cm. Photo by: V. Xenias. Akis Goumas
Brooch: Inside value I, 2017
Silver, tortoise shell, steel pigments.
9 x 6 x 3 cm
Photo by: V. Xenias
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Akis Goumas. Brooch: Inside value II, 2016. Silver, ceramics, steel, pigments.. 9 x 6 x 2 cm. Photo by: Akis Goumas. Akis Goumas
Brooch: Inside value II, 2016
Silver, ceramics, steel, pigments.
9 x 6 x 2 cm
Photo by: Akis Goumas
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Akis Goumas. Necklace: Spirits of a Symposium, remnants of red wine, 2015. Silver, copper steel, PVC, mixed techniques, pigments. 14x5,5x32 cm. Photo by: S. Kazaglis. Awarded at: Gioielli In ...Fermento 2015. Akis Goumas
Necklace: Spirits of a Symposium, remnants of red wine, 2015
Silver, copper steel, PVC, mixed techniques, pigments
14x5,5x32 cm
Photo by: S. Kazaglis
Awarded at: Gioielli In ...Fermento 2015
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