Saturday 2 February, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suitable for: All levels
People were using jewellery for ‘magical’ purposes since the beginning of the civilization. In the past, people associated the objects they wear close to their body with certain symbolism or protection. How would talisman looks today? Could it still somehow improve our wellbeing? In this workshop you will reimagine talisman and explore your own connections between the form and its symbolic meaning.
This workshop is suitable for beginners, however I reccomend do the beginners Ring Making class first. You will learn how to make your talisman by using lost wax carving technique. Lost wax is very expressive and exciting technique because of its nearly unlimited sculptural possibilities.
First, there will be a short presentation about historic and contemporary talismans and amulets. Then you will play with different ideas and try various kinds of special waxes. You will learn basics of wax carving and sculpting. After lunch we decide on the final design which could be pendant, ring or anything else and you spend rest of the day making. This item will be then casted in Sterling Silver (or other metal).
All the material and tools will be provided.
Finalised (casted, cleaned and finished) talismans will be ready to pick up (or sent) in 3 weeks
Please book online:
LocationStudio 627, 6th floor right
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road