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Introduction to anticlastic raising workshop

Introduction to anticlastic raising workshop

Course Provider: Jonathan Deer Jewellery

Contact Name: Jonathan Deer

Telephone: 07718 597855

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Course Length: 1 Day

Price: £130

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Anticlastic and synclastic raising (sometimes called forming) is a technique to transform a single sheet of metal into an undulating organic form using only a hammer and stake. These techniques can create stunning shapes and have a wide range of applications in jewellery. The 1 day workshop looks at the basics of anticlastic/synclastic raising:

- Introduction to Basic tools and processes, including making your own tools
- Open and Closed form anticlastic raising preparation (piercing and soldering blanks)
- Open form synclastic raising
- Practice forming with copper blanks (preparation, forming and finishing)
- Making a silver anticlastic bangle and cuff/ring

Bespoke courses may also be pre-booked for a minimum of two participants. The course is suitable both for complete beginners and more experienced jewellery makers.

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What's included in the price?

By the end of the course you will have made a stunning piece of silver anticlastic and/or synclastic jewellery that you can take away with you. The course includes all materials (copper and silver sheet), including a piece of silver that will be used to make a bangle or cuff. We also include a light lunch and tea and coffee and homemade biscuits all day!

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I couldn't recommend this course higher!

Jonathan is an absolute pleasure to be taught by, he is very patient, able to cater to needs, very informative. The experience I had was a hands on course and came away with two copper pieces, one silver and a piece from fold forming.

The whole day is so much fun!!! I started this course with absolutely no idea what I was walking into and walked away with a bank of knowledge and a thirst to learn so much more.

Like said above couldn't recomend any higher! Also included was a very tasty lunch!


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