Amulets and Talismans

Sunday 29 April, 2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Teacher: Mirka Janeckova
Suitable for: All levels

Price: £95 (including casted silver piece) £10 off for Edinburgh Palette residents

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 look 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 complete beginners. You will learn how to make your talisman by using lost wax 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 hallmarked) talismans will be ready to pick up (or sent) in 3 weeks.​

£95 (includes finished silver piece)

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Sunday 29th of April
10:30am – 5pm​

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10:30am – 5pm


Studio 627
Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road