Electroforming for Jewellery Class (Split over 2 days)
Learn how to use and set up a basic kit for electroforming small jewellery items, using copper.
Open to anyone - beginner or more experienced jewellers, and held in my workshop in Camden, London.
Electroforming is a process that is used to create a full or partial metal coating (in our case of copper) on non metallic objects. This creates a thick coating and electroformed pieces can be self supporting if the original form is later removed.
Design and create unique jewellery items from any small found objects - plastic toys, twigs, shells, nuts, gemstones and much more, or from pieces you have created (for example carved in wax or modelled in polymer clay), or by combining different objects.
The class runs over two sessions - half a day each, to allow time for the electroforming process to take place in-between. Part one will be preparing the objects and items for forming - designing, sealing and painting, then setting up the kit. Part two will be troubleshooting, how to store and maintain the kit, and finishing (polishing and refining) the completed pieces.
Class size - maximum of 3 people
Class held in my Camden, central London jewellery studio and runs from 10am to roughly 1.30pm on day 1, then 2.30 to 5pm on day 2.
New dates regularly added.
Also available as 1-1 private tuition at a date and time to suit you.
All materials needed are included in the price and students can expect to make 3 or 4 items, depending on their size and complexity.
Lunch is available from any of the many local cafes