Anodised aluminium is a fascinating and diverse material, which can be decorated to produce stunning effects for contemporary jewellery.
You will be working with pre-anodised aluminium and focusing on the decorative colouring of the material. You will be introduced to a host of printing techniques through demonstrations and discussions, including block printing, collagraph and mono-print. There will be a strong emphasis on the use of found, recycled and natural materials to produce unexpected and surprising texture and patterns.
You will create a series of samples and notes as you try out each colouring technique, providing a useful reference collection. You will be encouraged to experiment and explore the capabilities of the material before making final pieces of jewellery. Projects will be tailored to suit the jewellery making experience of each individual. The course will cover designing for anodised aluminium, and an introduction to cold-connections, along with basic jewellery making techniques.
You can expect to come away from the course with a good set of samples, at least one completed piece of jewellery and the confidence to continue exploring the subject alone. You will be given notes and a useful list of suppliers during the course.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Lindsey Mann trained in Jewellery at Middlesex University. She is well recognised for her innovative approach to colour and decoration on anodised aluminium, along with the vibrant pieces of jewellery that she creates. Lindsey has been teaching since 2004 and is the author of Coloured Aluminium Jewellery: design & make. Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK and abroad.
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