Learn how to make large, hollow pieces of jewellery from sheet metal. Design and make your own cocktail ring using the box-form technique, and improve your soldering skills along the way!
– With eyes firmly on the cocktail ring outcome, this course also packs a technical punch. Once you understand the principle of the box-form technique for ring making, you will understand that you can afford to go wild and large with your designs.
Since you are working with sheet to construct your design, the end result is both light and robust. This makes it a cost effective way to make a statement, and also the design principles can be transferred to pendants, bangles and other jewellery objects.
For this course we have designed 3 projects that embed technical and design development skills, which lead to the grand-finale cocktail ring.
You also get a side benefit, in that you’ll need to solder lots of seams, so your technical skills will gain a super-boost in the process!
Project 1 – make a hollow ring from sheet metal, using 2 contrasting metals
Project 2 – experimenting with forming techniques for 3D impact
Project 3– design and make a silver cocktail ring
What will I learn?
You will know how to make large forms from sheet that are also light and wearable. You’ll also have a good understanding of the constraints of the processes. You should have a better knowledge of common materials and how to get the best from them, and additionally your soldering skills will have improved since you will have used a wide range of soldering techniques to create complex 3D forms.
And you will have made: a sample a ring in copper and brass; a collection of experimental metal sheets that explore how formed metal can also be incorporated to create ever more extraordinary forms; a statement silver cocktail ring.
Course Tutor: Becky Dockree and Katherine Brunacci
Max student numbers: 12 students with 2 tutors.
Course Dates: 19 April – 4 July 2019.
Half term break – May 27-31
Class Times: Thursday evenings, 6.15pm – 9.15pm
Course Fee: Standard fee £260 / *Concessions £235
*f you are on a low wage, or in receipt of tax credits or other benefit you qualify for the Flux concessionary rate. This is a discretionary discount which we personally subsidise. Please consider how much you need this discount before choosing the concessionary option.
Materials kit: included (extra casting charges will be applicable, according to your design)
Course code: C33