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1:1 or 2:1 Workshop

1:1 or 2:1 Workshop

£105.00Price

Create a bespoke piece of jewellery using ancient wax-carving techniques.

 

If you are looking for a calm and quiet workshop to learn a new skill on your own or with a friend, this is the perfect option for you.

 

Duration 4.5 hrs.

  • Workshop Information

    Duration: 4.5 hrs

    Location: Flameworks Creative Arts Facility, Plymouth.

     

    If you are looking for a calm and quiet workshop to learn a new skill on your own or with a friend, this is the perfect option for you.

     

    All of Bonnie's attention will be focused on guiding you to create the piece of jewellery you've been dreaming of. (Either one ring, or 1-2 pendants).

     

    Wax-carving is an ancient technique used to create a variety of items, including jewellery. It's a really fun process, and especially great for those who are new to the world of jewellery. Because of the forgiving nature of wax, you're able to create some really adventurous and sculptural designs that you might not be able to achieve with traditional silversmithing techniques.

     

    After the workshop, your wax design will be sent to a trusted casting company who will transform your item into metal. Once it has been sent back to Bonnie, she will clean and polish it up, ready to be collected or sent to you.

    This will all happen within 3-4 weeks of your workshop date... Trust me, it's worth the wait!

    Bonnie will liaise with you to select the best date to suit your diary.

     

     

    Workshop Structure:

     

    • Introduction to wax carving, a brief history, and the different specialist waxes and tools you can use.

    • Demonstration and examples of different wax techniques that could be used, including carving, melting and moulding.

    • Draw, share and discuss design ideas, to work out how best to approach them.

    • Time to play and realise your designs.

     

     

    What to bring:

     

    • A couple of ideas! Bonnie will provide some sources of inspiration to help with ideas, although strongly recommends that you come to the workshop with an idea or two to play with. Ideas generally tend to change and progress naturally as you create your piece in 3D, but having a starting point will save you as much time for making as possible.

    • Reading glasses (if you need them). You will be working at quite a detailed and small scale, so the clearer the better!

    • Clothes that you don't mind getting melted wax on. It's a pretty clean activity but things can go wrong, especially when you're learning.

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