Jewellery Making With Plastic And Metal
This course explores the use of several different types of plastics and the ways in which they can be combined with metal to create contemporary and colourful jewellery. You will learn some basic jewellery making techniques and will be given metals such as silver, brass and several types of plastics to work with. Technical support will be provided to help you realise your ideas.
You will learn to carve an original design in jewellery wax from which a simple silicone mould is made, allowing you to cast your own reproductions of the object in resin using a range of beautiful opaque and transparent colours.
There will be plenty of time to experiment with embedding objects into the resin and to cast resin into pre-made moulds.
Some of the projects that you will make include a ring and pendant.
You will learn basic jewellery making techniques such as cutting, filing, soldering and polishing to make silver pieces to combine with resin, and also to create pieces from sheet acrylic.
Level: This course is suitable for students at any level.
Entry requirements: None
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Anastasia Young is a practising jewellery designer and artist, and author of 'The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook' (A & C Black) and 'The Workbench Guide to Jewellery Techniques' (Thames & Hudson). She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, where she lectures on the BA Jewellery course. http://www.anastasiayoung.co.uk
Sarah King is an established jeweller having sold her work through department stores such at Liberty and Barneys, New York and boutiques such as Ec one and The Cross. Since 2000 she has been experimenting with cast bioresin and these works are in public and private collections and many books on contemporary jewellery. She has taught at Birmingham School of Jewellery and London Metropolitan University. She is based in London and has a studio at Cockpit Arts. You can view more work on her Instagram page.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- An apron
- Sensible footwear ie. no 'open toe' sandals
- Hair band (if you have long hair).