On this course you will be developing ring linking techniques of chain mail to advance your jewellery designs. You can choose to either concentrate on practising and developing technical ring linking skills through sampling, or complete one or more pieces of jewellery. The usual material used on this course is silver, but you may work in base or mixed metals if you wish.
You should be conversant with ring linking and have at least simple soldering skills to be able to make your own clasps and findings.
You will start with refining your ideas, gathering or locating tools and materials, and then launching into your projects. Thereafter, all available time is spent on achieving individual aims.
The tutor will support and advise you in advancing your work, to stretch your abilities and challenge your skills. Teaching is by demonstration and individual support of technical processes and requirements.
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)
Alison has an international reputation for her distinctive contemporary jewellery based on the ancient techniques of chainmail. Her work explores the contrast between the natural environment and the manmade and industrial world, to produce a unique style.
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