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Granulation Basics. A modern approach with David Loepp at LAO 2024

Workshop  /  Technics   Making  /  04 Sep 2024  -  06 Sep 2024
Published: 03.07.2024
Granulation process.
Granulation process

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Intro
The goal of the workshop is to teach you the basic skills of traditional joining techniques with copper salts with an eye on using these skills to design and fabricate contemporary objects. While the technique of granulation requires long-term repetition to develop proficiency and mastery, the basic skills and insights gathered during the course will prepare you to continue in autonomy. Silver alloys will be used during the course unless you wish to use gold at your own expense.
Date: 4, 5 and 6 September
Total hours: 24 hours
Fee: 800 euro

The school provides included in the participation fee the pure and alloyed silver needed for the exercises.

The objects made by participants remain their property.

Requirements of admission: Intermediate level of proficiency and basic knowledge of metallurgy, particularly metal properties and alloy preparation

David Loepp was born in 1951 and grew up in Wyoming. In 1969 he moved to Paris. Three years later he moved to Sicily where he apprenticed as a goldsmith and sculptor. Fascinated by ancient jewelry, he worked primarily with the exponents of archeogioielleria in Messina and Rome where he opened a workshop in 1996. He has worked in experimental archaeology for the past two decades in collaboration with the University of Rome la Sapienza, Italy’s National Research Council, and the Antiquitates Center for Experimental Archaeology in Civitella Cesa.

Long-term projects in experimental archaeology include:
  • The refining of gold and thermodynamic characterization of the process based on evidence from Sardis and the interpretation of textual sources;
  • Characterization of the color phenomena of shakudo;
  • Ancient strategies for the reduction of chalcopyrite ores and the winning of copper; Joining methods in antiquity.
Granulation exercises.
Granulation exercises

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Granulation process.
Granulation process

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Granulation example.
Granulation example

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Granulation process.
Granulation process

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