Anticlastic Raising Workshop

Definition of anticlastic

"(Of a surface) having a curvature, at a given point and in a particular direction, that is of the opposite sign to the curvature at that point in a perpendicular direction."

Collins English Dictionary

In this class you will learn how to raise an anticlastic object including rings, bangles and earrings using a sinusoidal stake. We will also cover how to use doming punches to make spinning rings another form of anticlastic raising.

As well as round forms this process can be used to create elegant organic shapes and adapted to suit your personal style.

Students will learn how to polish and finish their jewellery to add the final touch.


Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school or feel free to bring your own to work with.


Suitable for intermediate levels students


We take half an hour for lunch around 1pm, packed lunches are advised and can be eaten at the studio. Tea and coffee provided throughout the day.





6 Hours

1 Day

Anticlastic Raising Workshop


Nerissa Parker

You will learn

  • How to saw
  • How to raise
  • How to anneal
  • How to solder
  • How to file
  • Polishing & finishing