During this course you will have the opportunity to make and complete a small cylindrical box.
You will learn methods for creating and finishing forms in sheet metal using techniques such as roll-printing, planishing, soldering and texturing.
You will gain experience of fabricating sterling silver sheet into a box. You will transform the metal into a push fit round box with some texturing through roll printing or hammering according to your own design. Take control of the metal and produce a beautiful silver box, a unique special gift or a family heirloom?
This project is particularly suited to those who wish to learn or improve upon their soldering techniques as there will be multiple seam joins to complete.
You will receive instruction and support in a friendly and creative atmosphere and techniques are taught through practical demonstrations with the emphasis on encouraging students to have a go and to develop their skills.
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, 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)
"Great tutor - West Dean has a reputation for excellence and Abigail is a fantastic teacher - extensive knowledge and experience in her field and takes the time to demonstrate each technique and explain it fully... Great technical tuition, with inspiring creative input and advice and fun and approachable as well, what more could you ask."Penny, 2019
Abigail Brown has been producing contemporary designs in silverware since graduating from Loughborough University School of Art & Design in 2001. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is widely collected.