Deposit for Claire - Hollow Forms Masterclass - Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March 2023
***reserved for Claire***
Learn how to make beautiful hollow form beads and pendants in this two day masterclass. I only run this workshop every couple of years, so don't miss out!
Hollow beads and pendants are a great way to create tactile, large but light pieces of jewellery! In this workshop I will teach you three different ways of creating them, and go through as many variations of the techniques as time will allow.
The three methods that we will cover are:
- round lentil beads (plus a variation using other shapes)
- closed boxes
- hydraulic pressed forms made using my own range of silhouette dies
We will also cover other silversmithing techniques such as texturing using a rolling mill, sawing and piercing and of course soldering. A wide range of my rolling mill texture sheets will be available for you to use. Previous experience of soldering and sawing is a requirement of the workshop.
Please note that the photos showing designs with stones are examples of what can be made with the hollow form beads. I will discuss them and give lots of tips on how to use the hollow forms in your own designs but we will not have time for stone setting during the master class.
Only 6 places are available to ensure that everyone gets the help and attention they need and so that everyone gets enough time using the equipment. This class is not suitable for under 16 year olds.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes are included in the workshop fee, but lunch is not provided.
The workshop fee can be paid in two equal installments by arrangement, with the second installment due no later than four weeks before the class.
Date and Venue
10am-5pm Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th April at Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0QB. Full directions will be emailed.
Copper practice materials are included in the workshop fee. Sterling silver sheet and wire in a variety of gauges are available for purchase on the day, and you are welcome to bring your own materials as well.
Tools and Equipment
The workshop fee includes use of all the tools and equipment needed. All workshops include worksheets to take home with you and discuss tools, equipment, materials and health and safety considerations.
Cancellations of workshop places and private tuition bookings within four weeks of the event will forfeit the workshop fee/private tuition deposit unless I am able to find someone to take your place. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.