Two Sides - One Story. Pin mechanisms and brooch back design by Daniela Malev

Workshop  /  Technics   Making  /  05 Sep 2018  -  09 Sep 2018
Published: 20.05.2018
Two Sides - One Story. Pin mechanisms and brooch back design by Daniela Malev.
Donna Brennan Studio
DEADLINE: 29/08/2018
Works by Daniela Malev.
Works by Daniela Malev

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In this Masterclass, Daniela will lead you through an array of innovative pin solutions, which form an integral part of the overall brooch design.
In the field of contemporary jewellery the brooch is the most common, and also much discussed, form of jewellery. One of the special challenges of making a good brooch is to find an adequate solution for the pin which connects the piece securely to the body yet, goes beyond being a merely functional and invisible device on the backside to becoming an essential part of the brooch in terms of content and aesthetics.
Daniela is convinced that mechanism and attachment of a brooch hold tremendous potential for the design of a brooch in its entirety and needs to be developed with equal importance.
This Masterclass will initiate and encourage a conscious approach to the design of the brooch back and its mechanisms. You will be introduced to a variety of brooch back mechanisms and learn how to realize them technically. Daniela will guide you through various exercises on different needle techniques and ways of thinking about what a needle can be and how it can be solved. You will learn and understand, that the brooch back mechanism should be thought of, and integrated, during the complete creative process of a brooch.

About the Teacher:
Daniela Malev is a jeweller and teacher. Trained as a goldsmith in her hometown Dresden, Germany, she also holds a Master Craftsman ́s Certificate for Gold- and Silversmithing and studied Jewellery Design at Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau. She concluded her formal studies with a BA and MFA degree in Gemstone and Jewellery Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier/Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

Entry Level: Suitable for jewellery students with competent Bench skills, jewellery graduates, and professionals.
Languages: Taught in English. Supplemented with German & Spanish when required.
Participants: Maximum 8 People.
Materials and tools: Brass & Copper sheet along with steel wire for the pins will be provided. Students to bring their own hand tools.

Please bring different materials and fragments or try-outs, which you would like to turn into a brooch and which could become a prototype for pieces you will do after the workshop. It would not be beneficial to bring any finished pieces which are “just missing the pin”.

Dates and price

When: Wednesday 05 September - Sunday 09 September (30 hours in total + 1 hour lecture and dinner)
Hours: 10am - 5pm including one hour for lunch, with lunch provided ( + lecture & dinner with drinks on one evening).
Cost: £690  
£620 students

50% of the total amount is due at the time of enrolment and is payable by bank transfer. The balance must be paid at least one week before the course starts. Enrolment on the course is not guaranteed until receipt of full payment. Bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.
Donna Brennan Studio.
Donna Brennan Studio

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Daniela Malev brooch backs.
Daniela Malev brooch backs

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