In this 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.
Students will also learn how to polish and finish their jewellery to add the final touch.
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 is a 5 hour 1 day class starting at 10am with a half hour lunch break around 12.30pm. You will need to bring a packed lunch. We have a hot water dispenser so please feel free to bring your own cup, teabag or coffee along with milk and sugar if required.
Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.
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 16 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.
As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to directions to ensure you know how to use all the equipment correctly. To ensure your safety do not operate equipment you do not know how to use. Please ensure you have covered footwear and no high heels. You will need to tie back long hair when using motorised equipment. Please respect others and don’t interrupt students who are soldering, using the drill or any other equipment that could create a safety concern if the operator is distracted.
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.