MASTER CLASS: Spoon Making

2019 Dates TBC

9.30am – 3.00pm

£190 plus materials

Course aims:
The Spoon Making Master Class is a two day course in which students will produce a silver spoon. Students will learn traditional silversmithing techniques, and will walk away with technical knowledge as well as a shiny new piece. Perfect for a christening present, Christmas, wedding or anniversary present. A significant piece for a significant occasion.

  • Learn how to dish and form metal into a spoon
  • Learn how to anneal and solder
  • Learn how to finish silver to a high polish

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding of silver forming techniques
  • Knowledge of spoon production process
  • Confidence to work with production tools unassisted

Level:
The course is aimed at beginners.

Your tutor:
Jonas Mace is our full time goldsmith at Rachel Jeffrey jewellery. He makes from our workshop, over looking the River Lea in the heart of Wheathampstead. He was awarded BFA from East Carolina university in the USA, and MA from The Cass in London.

Apart from a traditional practice, Jonas also engages in contemporary jewellery and his work in this field focuses on exploration of unusual materials and found objects. Jonas has exhibited work in USA, Australia, UK, and Germany.

Details:
The course will run over three days, 9.30am – 3.00pm

Day 1

  • Introduction and demonstration
  • Dishing the spoon
  • Forming the handle
  • Fitting dish to handle

Day 2

  • Soldering the dish to handle
  • Filing and texturing
  • Buffing and polishing

General:­­
A maximum of nine places are available on this course, with a minimum of six participants required for the course to run. Full Payment is required to secure a place. We can take card payments over the phone – please note the cost of the day is not refundable. Silver is available on the day and costs extra. Silver for a spoon can cost anywhere from £100 to £150 depending on size and weight. Once payment is received we will send an email confirming your place on the course – just let us know if you would like a place by calling 01582 833800.

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