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Granulation with David Loepp

Workshop  /  Technics   Making  /  09 Jul 2018  -  13 Jul 2018
Published: 23.01.2018
Granulation with David Loepp.
Le Arti Orafe
Management:
Giò Carbone
DEADLINE: 31/05/2018
Application

1. Fill out the on-line enrolment-form; Please, register separately for each course.
2. Send a copy of “proof of the Enrolment fee payment”, by mail to the school secretary, to guarantee the enrolment in the course.


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David Loepp. Object: Close-up of flower center, 2014. Gold. 0.4 mm granulation.
. Close-up macro of flower center, granulation on a half-sphere 8.6 mm diameter.
. Total weight of granulated half-sphere is 1.55 grams.. David Loepp
Object: Close-up of flower center, 2014
Gold
0.4 mm granulation.
Close-up macro of flower center, granulation on a half-sphere 8.6 mm diameter.
Total weight of granulated half-sphere is 1.55 grams.

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Intro
An intensive course focused on the craft of ancient joining techniques to give an idea how to apply it to create contemporary pieces.
The goal of the workshop is to teach the basic skills of ancient joining techniques and the strategies used to make artistic artefacts in the past 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 the participant to continue in autonomy. 

About 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 sculpture. Fascinated by ancient jewellery , he worked primarily with the exponents of “ archeo - gioielleria ” 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.

Teachers

David Loepp

Dates and price

July.9th to July.13th, 40 hours in total.
1400 € (VAT included).

- The candidate must pay 50% of the total amount at the time of enrolment. Enrolment is complete only after proof of first payment is received.
- Registration for two or more courses: please, pay in full the registration fee for the chosen courses (50% of the fee for each course). - The secretariat will make a 5% discount on the second course, and 10% on the third course, when the balance will be paid.

Following Payment (balance of  course’s fees):
- The balance of 50% must be paid by the first week of the Intensive Courses, and by the first day of lesson for the Workshops, as per the school secretary’s instruction.
- Note on discounts for students and alumni. To register you must pay 50% of the whole fees. The discount on the total cost will be made at the time of the payment of the fees’ balance.

Cancellation Policy
In order to receive the 50% reimbursement, a registered letter must be received by this office 30 days prior to the beginning of the course. Bank or postal fees are not included in reimbursement. No refunds will be given without 30 day notice.

Cancellation by the school or teacher.
In case of cancellation, the school will immediately refund the amount paid, at no cost for the students.
In the documentation to be sent to the secretariat, please also include your bank details.

Payments
Payments may be done on-line (PayPal Sicure System) or by bank transfer as follow:
Banco Popolare (Name of the bank)
Piazza Davanzati, 50123 Firenze (Address of the bank)
IBAN: IT 67 B 05034 02801 000000 136267
SWIFT: BAPPIT21N25
 

Conditions

For the participation to the workshop with David Loepp, please note as follow:
  • Familiarity with the blow pipe torch and/or blowpipe;
  • Basic knowledge of metallurgy, notably the properties of metals and the preparation of alloys.
For those who need to learn how to use the pipe torch and have basic information on the preparation of gold alloys, the school can organize a day of training and lessons.

Entry Level:
Advanced: courses suitable only for people in possession of professional requirements or at least three-year studies.

Language:
Italian, English, French.

Participants:
Maximum 8 people.

Materials and tools:
Sable brushes 2/0 and 3/0 ( martora).
Instruments for measuring and designing: Dividers, rulers (straight edge), calibrators, scribes, machinist square.
Fine grain sanding paper 400 to 1000 grit.
Magnifying equipment: loupes, optivisor.
Pure metal: at least 15 grams Au 999*.

*A supplementary portion of pure gold may be supplied by the school for practice. Supplied pure gold must be fully returned or purchased at the end of the course.
Carbon block: is supplied by the school, and is included in the course’ fees. Participants can bring with them the carbon block after the seminar.

The school provides (included in fee) all the useful big tool for collective use. School also provide non-precious metal, silver soldering, semi-finished products.
Pure silver and 925 in sheet and wire, are available to the student, but are not included in the participant’s fee. At the end of the workshop, the students will reimburse the cost of the used metal to the school.
Students for practical courses and workshops should bring their own tools (tongs, files, bow and blade, sandpaper, welding clamps, all instruments for design, and anything else considered useful).
To have a detailed list of tools needed for the courses you are enrolled, please contact the school office.
In town, there are shops where you can buy tools and metals needed for the course.
The school can provide a toolkit for people who cannot bring their own tools.
A security deposit of 200 Euros will be paid by the arrival and will be refunded at the end of the seminar, after the return of the full kit.
Damaged or broken tools will be reimbursed to the school.
 
David Loepp. Object: Bat, 2016. Gold. Oman structural granulation bead replication.
. 96 granules of which 32 are 0,8 mm & 64 are 0,6 mm diameter circa. 6 mm total length, 3 mm square side.. David Loepp
Object: Bat, 2016
Gold
Oman structural granulation bead replication.
96 granules of which 32 are 0,8 mm & 64 are 0,6 mm diameter circa. 6 mm total length, 3 mm square side.
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David Loepp. Object: Ebla, 2015. Granulation and decorative wire with lapis lazuli stones.. Diameter 3 cm. Replication of a gold disk from Ebla, original dated 1700 BC.. David Loepp
Object: Ebla, 2015
Granulation and decorative wire with lapis lazuli stones.
Diameter 3 cm
Replication of a gold disk from Ebla, original dated 1700 BC.
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David Loepp. Brooch: medieval glass from Haifa, 2010. Glass, gold.. Spheres diameter 8 mm and 6 mm; granules 0,5 mm diameter. Length 63,6 mm x 25 mm width. Weight- 30,3  gr total Au 916; 3 gr double brooch pin Au750.. David Loepp
Brooch: medieval glass from Haifa, 2010
Glass, gold.
Spheres diameter 8 mm and 6 mm; granules 0,5 mm diameter. Length 63,6 mm x 25 mm width. Weight- 30,3  gr total Au 916; 3 gr double brooch pin Au750.
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David Loepp. Earrings: Flower, 2014. Gold, steel.. 2.8 cm diameter. 17.35 grams total weight, 2,4 gr Au 916; 9,1 gr.
. Au750; 5.85 gr Damascus steel. Granulation with 0.4 mm granules.. David Loepp
Earrings: Flower, 2014
Gold, steel.
2.8 cm diameter
17.35 grams total weight, 2,4 gr Au 916; 9,1 gr.
Au750; 5.85 gr Damascus steel. Granulation with 0.4 mm granules.
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