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Published: 18.01.2021

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10 new technical courses for the new summer schedule are open to apply. 7 new images from the Studio and previous workshops are featured on the profile.
Design Werkstatt.
Management:
Felix Urs Stüssi
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Intro
The Design Werkstatt is organizing summer workshops for Ornament-makers in the car free swiss mountain village of Braunwald in central Switzerland since 1988. The different workshops for beginners, advanced and professional jewelry makers during July and August have become well known as a place of learning, inspiration, and communication. Participants come from all over Europe.
33 years of jewellery summer workshops in Braunwald, the car-free Swiss mountain village in central Switzerland. The Studio, called Eishäuschen, became a place of encounter and exchange with other jewellery makers and a centre for new ideas and techniques. Every week, from Sunday to Friday from the middle of July until the middle of September, different workshops take place. Well-known crafts experts will hold the courses. The studios are equipped for up to 12 participants with access to a terrace with a breathtaking panorama view of the surrounding mountain peaks and glaciers. We are happy to give you details of available places, class contents and will be pleased if you find what suits you.


How to get there?
From Zürich International Airport, there are excellent train connections every hour. Traveling time to Braunwald: 2 hours. A funicular railway links the last village in the Valley to one of the most beautiful car-free resorts in central Switzerland at an altitude of almost 4000 feet. In the free time, hiking, rock climbing, swimming in a clear lake at the foot of the ragged mountain and glacier scenery, mountain tours and cycling, even hang gliding and many other summer activities are possible.

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In our Freiburg workshops continuous morning, afternoon, and evening courses, as well as weekend workshops, will be held from October to July. We are very happy to give you details of available places and contents of the courses and will be very pleased if you find what suits you.
/ Felix Stüssi


Jewellery can be more than an accessory.
It can be a small but rich little piece of sculpture, which is closely connected to the body, to the bearer of the communication as a sign. The possibilities of expression through form, colour, and choice of material are diverse. Jewellery has moved away from many traditional disadvantages. Gold, silver, and precious stones are no longer the only materials for making jewellery.


Accommodation:
There are several Hotels with different rates starting at $30 at the Hotel Adrenalin. Up to $180 for a night in a first-class Hotel both near the studio. There is a large choice of apartments for rent. Lunch can be prepared within the group for about $5 a day.
Website: www.braunwald.ch
Email: info@braunwald.ch
Phone: 0041 55 653 6565


More to see:
Participants who are in the position to spend more time are advised to visit places of interest in Switzerland, a small country but with a great choice of rich cultural heritage within a short distance. Using the comfortable system of public transport go and visit famous Museums for Art, Design and Crafts, studios of famous craftsmen in near Citys like Basel, Zürich Munich or Milan.


Susan Cross from Scotland describes a workshop in Switzerland:
I found the whole experience very refreshing and extremely challenging. To have the time and space to think about and develop work in such stimulating and of course very beautiful surroundings was such a fantastic opportunity. Alongside the workshop programme walks were organised, one of which included a memorable ride on a chairlift. I tried to approach this workshop with an open mind and to work intuitively. For three days the mountains withheld their secrets, shrouded in swirling mists with sudden revealing chinks. I could hear them; the waterfalls, the bells of the roaming cows, but could not see them. So as you can imagine, the morning when I woke to clear blue sky and glorious sunshine with breathtaking panoramic views of mountain peaks and glaciers was just so exciting! The workshops are fully equipped and well set out with excellent facilities. It is also possible to rent an independent workspace, which I would thoroughly recommend to those wishing to develop their work in a very special and unique location.
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Events      View / hide events

2019:
Workshop  18 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019  Material & Ornaments with Georg Dobler.
2015:
Workshop  12 Jul 2015 - 11 Sep 2015  Design Werkstatt Felix Urs Stüssi Summer Workshops 2015.
2014:
Workshop  14 Jul 2014 - 05 Sep 2014  Design Werkstatt Felix Urs Stüssi Summer Workshops.
30 Years of Summer Workshops..
30 Years of Summer Workshops.

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Studio North-Side..
Studio North-Side.

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Studio South-Side..
Studio South-Side.

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Studio Terrace..
Studio Terrace.

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Waterfall.
Waterfall

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Lake Oberblegisee..
Lake Oberblegisee.

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Studio Inside view..
Studio Inside view.

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Silver Smithing.
Silver Smithing

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Silversmithing workshop results..
Silversmithing workshop results.

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Stone setting..
Stone setting.

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Iron repousse..
Iron repousse.

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Students in the Workshops..
Students in the Workshops.

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Group of Students..
Group of Students.

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Enameling course with Mandy Rasch..
Enameling course with Mandy Rasch.

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Drawing room..
Drawing room.

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Silversmithing..
Silversmithing.

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Paper jewellery..
Paper jewellery.

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Japanese techniques..
Japanese techniques.

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Casting..
Casting.

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Hollow Shapes and Folding Techniques..
Hollow Shapes and Folding Techniques.

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Carving Wooden Spoons..
Carving Wooden Spoons.

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