Granulation, Reticulation and Fusing with Silver

The emphasis of this course will be on recycling and reusing scrap silver, tapping into the eco-jewellery zeitgeist. Several methods of granulation will be explored including torch, and kiln-formed granules for the creation of regular and irregular shaped silver granules...

Taught by: Paul Wells.

Description

The emphasis of this course will be on recycling and reusing scrap silver, tapping into the eco-jewellery zeitgeist. Several methods of granulation will be explored including torch, and kiln-formed granules for the creation of regular and irregular shaped silver granules. Students will complete several projects throughout the course.

Molten silver can also be free-formed in water to create more experimental forms. These granules can then be applied to surfaces by fusing or sweat soldering techniques.

Reticulated textures on silver will be demonstrated, creating attractive surface distortions. 

Although materials for the course are provided, students may wish to use this opportunity to use their own scrap silver.

Level: Suitable for all levels.

Entry requirements: None



Tutor information

Paul Wells is a jeweller whose own work makes creative use of organic forms. He teaches on the BA Jewellery course at Central Saint Martins.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:   

  • An apron    
  • Sensible footwear ie. no 'open toe' sandals    
  • Hair band (if you have long hair)

Details for booking

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