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Stone and Gem Cutting with Tarja Tuupanen

Workshop  /  Technics   ProfessionalPractice  /  29 May 2020  -  01 Jun 2020
Published: 17.01.2020
Stone and Gem Cutting with Tarja Tuupanen.
JWP
Management:
Magda Sá
DEADLINE: 15/04/2020
Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Used marble tableware, steel wire, veloursticker, brass.. 7 x 14 x 3,5 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Used marble tableware, steel wire, veloursticker, brass.
7 x 14 x 3,5 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
In this workshop, we will mostly use tools easily available in a regular jeweller's workshop (plus a few others that we will supply or suggest) to transform regular soft stones into beautiful shapes that can be beautifully incorporated into modern and contemporary jewels. Your work will never be the same, as you will truly make unique jewels.
Surely you had have been in the situation of having a stone in your hand and thinking I bet I could use this to make something beautiful. Only to think it was too big, not the right shape or just not precious enough. Or that time when you needed that stone in that shape... but couldn't find it anywhere! Well, the life of a contemporary jewelry artist is too precious not to take these moments or objects or to waste a good idea on a stone that you can't buy.


Day 1
  • Safety regulations, introduction for equipment (micromotor and handtools).
  • Cutting and forming with micromotor.
  • Different surfaces with micromotor.
  • Working with handtools (face grinding, files, papers).
  • Short theory lesson about the stone as a material.
Day 2
  • Short lecture about the artist’s work and examples: how the stone is used in contemporary jewellery, how to connect stone to another material.
  • Participants make tryouts and develop their own project with the tutoring of the teacher.
Days 3 and 4
  • Developing the students’ with own project and tryouts with the tutoring of the teacher.
  • Further readings, information where stone and stone machinery can be bought.

A final note on the dates: they were picked in order to coincide with a minerals fair in the University of Porto, close to the studio. You don't have to buy anything for the course, though: this is just to get you thinking of new projects and/or make contacts for buying stones in the future.


Dates: 29th of May - 1st June, Friday to Monday 2020.
Time: 9:30 am -1 pm and 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Price: 300 (course fee) + 50 ( material and tools fee) euros.
Minimum students: 6.
Maximum students: 9.
If there are not enough students by the 15th of April, the course will be postponed to a later date.
Included: all tools and all stones. You are encouraged to take your own stones, to either do something in class or to get suggestions on how to do it at home.
Language: English.


About the teacher:
Tarja Tuupanen has studied jewellery and stonework in Lappeenranta in South Carelia Polytechnic, Finland (BA 1999) and she graduated as MFA from Ädellab, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, (SE) in 2013. Since 1997 she has taken part in exhibitions internationally, both in group and solo shows. Teaching and promoting her own professional field have been important for Tarja, along with working as an artist. Tuupanen was one of the founding members of the Finnish Jewellery Art Association and she acted as the chairwoman in 2005-2013. She has been teaching in Finland and she has also hosted several workshops abroad in different institutions, most recently in China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou. She is a member of Hibernate-group.
 

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Tarja Tuupanen
Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Used marble tableware, cotton ribbon.. Stone part 14 x 10 x 5 cm, length ca 60 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Used marble tableware, cotton ribbon.
Stone part 14 x 10 x 5 cm, length ca 60 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Used marble tableware, cotton ribbon.. Stone part 14 x 20 x 5 cm, length ca 50 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Used marble tableware, cotton ribbon.
Stone part 14 x 20 x 5 cm, length ca 50 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Teaching exercise: alabaster, photo by Tarja Tuupanen..
Teaching exercise: alabaster, photo by Tarja Tuupanen.

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Teaching exercise: marble, photo by Tarja Tuupanen..
Teaching exercise: marble, photo by Tarja Tuupanen.

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