We will be running a series of 'advanced techniques' workshops over the next few months.  These will take place on Wednesdays in place of the usual studio sessions.  Can you please let me know whether you are interested in attending and if so which workshops. The cost of each half day workshop will be £25 to include the cost of copper and some consumables. For those who do not wish to come to any of the sessions you may want to come to the open studio session on a Monday morning from 10.00 to 1pm on the dates when these workshops are running.
The programme is as follows:-

Wednesday 2nd February      -   *Forming metals:  anticlastic raising and synclastic forming, fold forming, hydraulic press forming

Wednesday 2nd March          -   Texturing metals:  Etching (salt water etching) and other processes

Wednesday 6th April            -   **Tube setting and collett forming for stones and application of gold foil to silver (Keumboo)

Wednesday 18th May           -  *** Melting and Casting silver (sand and cuttlefish casting)

Please Note:
* students will need to bring their own jeweller's hammer

**students will need to bring a round facetted stone to set and the appropriate size setting bur and silver tube - details will be given nearer the course date
24ct gold foil may be purchased if required (please note that guilding foil, used for picture frames, etc. is NOT suitable).

*** Bring scrap silver (unsoldered)