Synclastic Forming for Rings & Cuffs Workshop
This introduction to synclastic forming course covers the skills and techniques required to form metal using sheet metal techniques. You will be able to explore these forms in a ring or cuff wearable piece.
Prerequisite – Students must have a basic understanding of jewellery construction including soldering, and must be comfortable hammering metals. Small class size for a better learning experience.
Materials cost: $90 payable on the first morning of your class
Venue: details provided on enrollment. You will be hosted at Michelle’s studio near Byron Bay, NSW.
creative metal forming from sheet metal such as copper and silver including the making of anticlastic and more complex synclastic forms.
This workshop will explore the infinite possibilities of forming, while ensuring students learn hammer control. You will be introduced to the concepts of hollow forming from a two-dimensional plane into the third by stretching and compressing the material over stakes and into dies, blocks and sandbags. These techniques allow us to create complex three-dimensional structures from a single sheet of metal. Beginning with any shape (oval, rectangle, or freeform), seamlessly combine concave and convex curves to transform a flat piece of metal into elegant fluidity.
In this class, students will be working on a jewellery scale, but these techniques also be applied in the future to larger scale objects or sculptures. Synclasting can create domes for brooches, bracelets, bowls, and more.
In class, you will design and make your own jewellery pieces, using anticlastic and synclastic forming methods. You can expect to complete one or two pieces of finished jewellery.
At the end of this course, you will go home with an understanding of sheet metal forming into 3D structures and its application to silversmithing and jewellery making as well as your ready-to-wear jewellery pieces.
What to bring
- Pencil, paper and scissors
- $90 to tutor on the morning of class for materials
- Wear closed-in shoes, no loose clothing and tie up long hair
- Bring your own lunch
- Students need to be healthy and fit as a degree of hand strength and steadiness are required in silversmithing.
Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.
Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.
Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.
Venue: details provided on enrollment. You will be hosted at Michelle's studio near Byron Bay, NSW.