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
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.
This course is suitable for intermediate levels students. You will be required to saw, solder and anneal independently of the tutor. This course is only for those who have attended silver jewellery making class previously. If you are unsure please contact the school for advice.
All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.
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 here
We have introduced a few new guidelines to make sure the workshop is clean and safe for everyone to use.
It is extremely important we all follow the guidelines set out here to minimise the risk to all of us and ensure the school can remain open.