Metalsmithing in Chiang Mai. A Workshop by Oops+

Workshop  /  Technics  /  21 Jul 2024  -  30 Jul 2024
Published: 24.04.2024
Metalsmithing in Chiang Mai. A Workshop by Oops+.
Angsa Jewelry Studio
Anthony Irwin, Taweesak Molsawat
DEADLINE: 12/06/2024
Chasing and Repoussé workshop..
Chasing and Repoussé workshop.

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Focusing on filigree, metal-forming, chasing, and repoussé, this group of specialized workshops provides you the opportunity to learn from skilled traditional craftspeople in their home studios and Buddhist temples located in Thailand’s picturesque north.
The Workshop will take place at Angsa Jewelry, local silversmith studios in the Wualai neighbourhood of Chiang Mai, and the “The Silver Temple” in Chiang Mai. In addition to the workshop, there will be excursions planned in the city of Chaing Mai.

Thai craftspeople have perfected the art of silversmithing and metalwork over numerous generations, and our program connects you with living masters while exploring the history and heritage of these culturally and religiously important practices. Our program begins with a three-day filigree workshop at Angsa Jewelry where participants will learn the fine work of silver filigree while enjoying nearby accommodations in the rural charm at the base of Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep Mountain.

We then move to a two-day workshop in Chiang Mai city’s Wualai neighborhood where participants will learn metal raising with local silversmiths for which the area is famous. While raising traditional water vessels (salung), participants will learn about the importance of metal forming to Thai Buddhist artistic and ceremonial life while staying close to Chiang Mai’s century-old walled city.

For the third workshop, the hand-raised salung will be brought to Chiang Mai’s famous Wat Sri Suphan, also known as “The Silver Temple.” Wat Sri Suphan is decorated with intricately wrought metallic panels, and is the center of chasing and repoussé work in Chiang Mai. While there, participants will engage in a three-day workshop learning this traditional craft and will add ornament to the raised salung. Throughout this workshop there will be educational opportunities to learn about the history of Buddhist craft in Thailand while engaging in the life of this vibrant Buddhist temple. Participants will experience eating local food, tour the surrounding neighborhood, and take advantage of everything Chiang Mai has to offer.

Dates: The workshop will be on 21 July - 30 July 2024; the registration deadline is 12 June 2024.

Teacher/s: Local metalsmiths in Chiang Mai Thailand.

Private Room: $5,136. For this price, you get your own private room in each location.
Shared Room: $4,638 (per person).
Travelling with a friend or partner? This price secures your double room in each hotel (can choose either a shared bed or separate beds).

Registration Deposit: $1000. The Registration Deposit reserves your spot on the trip.

Remaining Price After Deposit:
Private Room: $4,136.
Shared Room: $3,638 (per person).
This price includes all hotel accommodations, ground transportation, most meals, workshop fees and materials, and select excursions indicated in the full itinerary.

Participants will always stay in at least 3-star hotels with private ensuite bathrooms in each room with hot showers and complimentary bottled water. All rooms will be equipped with air-conditioning and daily turndown service.

Once in Chiang Mai we take care of all travel logistics to cover our itinerary. While Craft Abroad does not arrange international travel to nor from Chiang Mai, we are more than happy to talk with you about good flight times and our preferred airlines. Furthermore, we are happy to talk about ideas for how and where you might want to travel before and after our time together, just get in touch!

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Traditional Salung bowl, which participants will learn to make during the workshop..
Traditional Salung bowl, which participants will learn to make during the workshop.

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