Kulturelle Förderung und Kreativkurse
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Whether bracelets, signet rings or amulets: jewelry is one of the oldest companions of mankind. Here in the course we use the lost wax technique, a technique that has been used to make jewelry since time immemorial. Edged and rough, factual and clear or sensual and playful, with the right tools and tricks you can bring wax into almost any shape.
This time the course is thematically oriented towards ornamental shapes and signet rings, but those who bring other ideas can also devote themselves to these.
Depending on your interests, there are also techniques in which you can work directly with metal or cord. Bending ornaments with a loafers, forging wire, sawing sheet metal - there are even classic and unconventional methods for setting stones.
In order to turn your imaginatively and individually designed wax model into a beautiful piece of jewelry, it can be cast in a foundry from silver or other metals. Whether matt, silky or glossy - you decide on the final touch in post-processing. Even small finds can now be incorporated.
There are extra costs for the casting and the precious metal. For a medium-sized silver ring, the costs recently averaged € 14-17. If you want to produce selected items directly in silver, I can provide some from my collection (costs: approx. € 1.50 / gram). The working metals present in the course are copper and brass.
This course is suitable for beginners. Basic manual skills are beneficial, but not required. Annekathrin Pohle will lead the course.
The jewelry course "Ornament and Signet Ring" will take place every Thursday from November 26, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in our creative workshop at Hohen Weg 6 in Halle.
The course fee is one-time EUR 30 per course; it contains all the materials for you. There are additional costs for the production of your piece of jewelery that you take home.