Metamorphosis II. A profound change in form, from one link to the next

Workshop  /  Making   ProfessionalPractice   Technics  /  18 Jul 2016  -  22 Jul 2016
Published: 23.05.2016
Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard
Kelvin J. Birk, Katrin Spranger
DEADLINE: 18/07/2016

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This workshop will explore how metamorphosis can be used with the theme of chains, links and necklaces within jewellery making and design. The aim is to achieve new and innovative outcomes through transformative processes and consecutive changes. Pieces will be created by using a method of step-by- step alteration. The focus will be on the making process as an important catalyst for creating innovative designs - the journey is as important as the end product.
What will be taught?
During the first part of the course you will create masters, which will be your starting point for your creative process. You will be working in different materials like polymorph and modelling wax as well as different techniques for mould making. We will then continue with resin-, cuttlefish- and water-casting.
The second part of the course will take you to the experimental stage where you will explore the methods and theme of transformation from one link to the next. You will be encouraged to experiment, play and transform the elements of the chain. This will be achieved through deconstruction and re-construction, combining materials and transforming the segments. The aim is to create a necklace or chain as an end product.
Who is it for?
Students, jewellers, artists and craft practitioners looking to explore new approaches to making, who want to get the chance to experiment and broaden their creative and working practices. Jewellery-making experience is preferable but not essential.

Who will be teaching?
This dynamic course will be led by two creative jewellery practitioners who have been teaching jewellery design and making at different colleges in Britain and Europe. Katrin Spranger & Kelvin Birk.

Dates and price

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
£540.00 (all materials included)
‘early bird’ booking offer: £495.00 until the 6. June 2016

If you are interested in booking, get in touch soon, there are 10 places available.