Traditionally, spoons were made by forging, but sometimes a spoon design might call for a different process, especially if using unconventional materials or if you want something that has a more contemporary feel. This course will explore different ways of making and constructing spoons using simple silversmithing techniques
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
You will learn about different techniques that contemporary silversmiths use to create spoons using images, examples and a presentation. You will learn how to use hammers correctly to dome the bowl part of the spoon and how to use doming punches and small stakes to planish the metal to a smooth hammered finish. You will use copper to make models of your spoon bowl and to practise the techniques that have been demonstrated.
Discussions both with the group and the tutor, on a one to one basis, will take place to discuss your ideas for the connection between the handle and the bowl., You will then create your bowl for the finished spoon and create the fitting to attach the handle. Throughout the course there will be demonstrations of different techniques and the tutor will be at hand to help demonstrate where direct help is needed.
This is a practical course and will involve the use of hammers so a certain amount of arm strength will be required. The emphasis of the course is on individual tuition. Each stage of the process will be demonstrated both to the group and to individuals as appropriate.,
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1 week (10:00am to 4:00pm)
Next available date
22nd May 2021