In our anticlastic raising workshop you will learn how to raise an anticlastic bangle using a sinusoidal stake. This course will also cover creating anticlastic shapes using doming punches; a technique used to make spinning rings.
When starting out with this technique you will mainly work with round forms. However, once you have mastered these raising techniques you will be able to create more elegant organic shapes to suit your personal style.
To add the finishing touch to your piece you’ll learn how to use a polishing motor to achieve a high shine.
Definition of anti-clastic
“(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 the point in a perpendicular direction”
Collins English Dictionary
This course is suitable for intermediate level students. We expect students to have previously attended silver jewellery making classes either at Kingham Jewellery School or elsewhere before signing up for this course. If you are unsure of your skill level please contact the school for advice. You will be required to saw, solder and anneal independently of the tutor.
We update the schedule every 3 months, usually around half term once we have an idea of how many current students wish to continue into the following term. This helps us plan which courses we can run. If you don’t see any dates listed below it’s because there’s nothing in the schedule yet. The best way to find out when courses are updated is to subscribe to our newsletter.
Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school or feel free to bring your own to work with.
As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;
A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.
Group booking options are available for this course. Costs start at £225 for a minimum group size of 3 students.
Submit a group booking enquiry or head over to our group booking page for more details.
Although this course isn’t currently timetabled it is still available as a group booking.
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