Saturday 3rd October 10-5pm
Workshop 925 based at The Mayford Centre, just outside of Woking and very close to Guildford.
Unit F9 The Mayford Centre,
Please do not book if you do not agree with our Coronavirus procedures.
What does the day involve?
This is a full day intensive workshop which will teach you the processes involved in photo etching, including preparing the metal for etching, transferring the designs onto the metal using press and peel (P&P) paper and how to use specific etching solutions to cut the designs into the metal. This course will allow you to broaden your design process so that you can add some intricate textures to your copper and silver jewellery designs.
You will be provided with a set amount of materials including copper sheet to practice the process and a 4cm by 4cm piece of silver sheet to create a silver textured pendant during your session.
If you would like to create additional designs, you are welcome to bring along your own additional flat silver sheet, it must be no thinner than 0.6mm. This is a great opportunity to stock pile some great patterned silver for us with future projects.
On the day you will be provided with some patterns to etch, if you have a set pattern in mind, please send us the artwork in good time for your class. Designs must be black and white only and please note smaller patterns work better than larger ones. Please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively instruction on where to purchase P&P paper and how to print your own designs onto it will be sent out prior to your course date to those of you who wish to etch your own designs.
You will be etching the majority of the day, however if you would like to create a finished design, we can accommodate this, you can do some etching in the morning and create a design in the afternoon.
None, all abilities are welcomed. This course is a great introduction to etching for those who have a vast experience in jewellery making but have not yet tried this technique as well as beginners looking to create beautiful textural pieces of jewellery. Our small classes mean we are able to provide each student with the support they require.
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 copper sheet to practice the technique and a 4cm by 4cm section of silver sheet. The price also includes a selection of patterns printed on P&P paper to use during your course.
What to bring:
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. Please bring any PPE, snacks and drinks to each session. We regret we can’t offer tea and coffee at the moment due to Coronavirus.