Saturday 8th January 10-5pm
Workshop 925 based at The Mayford Centre, just outside of Woking and very close to Guildford.
Unit F9 The Mayford Centre,
What does the day involve?
During this day workshop we will introduce you to a wide range of tools which can be utilised within a hydraulic press including pancake dies, bangle and ring dies, and press forming moulds to allow you to create hollow forms. Krista will provide you with a range of demonstrations to introduce you to the techniques and results that can be achieved using the press and associated tools. You can then experiment throughout the day creating your own designs. We have allowed enough materials within the price for one press formed pendant, however it is your day to experiment with the techniques introduced to you, therefore feel free to bring additional silver to experiment with. You will be shown equipment to create bangles, rings and additional pendants so the day allows for some freedom. We also sell some silver at the workshop, but feel free to bring your own supplies. If you are planning additional press forming pendants, do not purchase sheet thicker than 0.7mm. Size wise, 5cm x 5cm or more will allow enough coverage for the shaped silhouettes.
The hydraulic press as a piece of equipment really opens the door to allow you to create some unique designs. It is not a tool which is commonly found in many workshops within the UK, however it brings so much opportunity to take designs further and create fantastic hollow forms.
We have put together a Pinterest Board to help inspire and show the results which can be achieved with press forming: Pinterest Press Forming
None, all abilities are welcomed. We support you throughout the session and provide demonstrations to show you the techniques and steps needed to create your project(s).
What is included?
- All tools and consumables are supplied
- Please bring refreshments as we are no longer able to provide them
The cost of this course includes enough materials to create one press formed pendant:
5cm x 5cm of 0.7mm silver sheet.
Additional silver is available to purchase should you wish to make additional designs, alternatively, you may bring any of your own materials along. Remember for press forming 0.7mm sheet or thinner, for bangles 2mm, 2.5mm or 3mm round silver wire works very well, and 2mm round wire works well for rings. Please feel free to email us to discuss if required.
What to bring:
Please bring along any additional silver or copper you may wish to experiment with. You will receive enough materials to make one silver press formed pendant. However time may allow for extra creations depending on your design choices and experience.
For safety reasons, during each class, you are required to wear appropriate footwear, we request that no open toed shoes are worn within Workshop 925.
Long hair should also be tied back when working with the equipment. You may also wish to bring a notebook. We have handouts for many demonstrations, but there are always many tips and tricks given verbally by the tutor, which some might like to keep note of. Also pack your own lunch, snacks and drinks for the session.