Jesmonite is a fine concrete like material known for its use as an architectural and sculptural building material. It has more recently been adopted by artisans to create bright and ambitious jewellery, homewares and furniture.
During the first day of this highly experimental course, you will learn all about Jesmonite and the techniques used to create professional looking jewellery. You will learn how to make silicon, polypropylene and clay moulds, and then cast with various techniques such as pigment mixing, terrazzo and marbling, including finishing techniques.
By the end of the first day, using your newfound skills you will have planned your own design, ready to make your own mini collection during the second day with the support of your tutor.
This course is suitable for any level and you will not need any experience of jewellery-making or using Jesmonite for this course. So, come as a complete beginner or with some prior knowledge.
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)
Haidée Drew is a London based artist trained in silversmithing and jewellery at the RCA establishing her studio in 2007. Most known for her reflective artworks Haidée supplied her own brand products to the Conran Shop, Liberty and museums such as the Louvre and the Design Museum where she also teaches.