silversmithing workshops
MASTER CLASSES - 2018
This year, 2018, There will be three Summer Workshops.

Anticlastic Raising ----- Anticlastic Raising ----- Anticlastic Raising.

We do not accept beginners for these workshops.
Please go to "Classes", for a series of Saturday classes designed for those with no metal experience.

Anticlastic Raising


This is a technique which was explored, named, and exploited by Michael Good, a goldsmith from Maine in the USA.
It is a technique with which one can create, with relative ease, forms based on the Hyperbolic Parabola. Using this technique, one can make very interesting forms, which on a small scale can be used as pieces of jewellery or as elements in a piece of jewellery. Whereas, on a large scale the forms can be part of vessels or sculptures. In the anticlastic process, the centre of a flat sheet is compressed and its edges stretched so that the surface develops two curves at right angles to each other moving in opposite directions. Historically, there were functional uses for some products made by rudimentary anticlastic techniques, such as spouts, handles, lipped edges, etc. but they did not predominate, nor was the concept emphasised. Indeed, it is only recently that metalsmiths have seriously investigated anticlastic raising as a way of manipulating sheet metal to derive new forms.


The Cost per week for these workshops is € 550.00

We recommend for your accommodation in Rathdrum

Jacob's Well B&B    or    Stirabout Lane B&B

Please book early as accommodation is limited in Rathdrum

We will transport Students to and from the accommodation and we supply a super Lunch for €10.00.

There will be a materials charge of € 20.00

These are the dates for the Silversmithing Workshops in Ireland 2018

No.1

Monday

13th August

to

Friday

17th August 2018.....

Anticlastic Raising - one week

OPEN for Booking

No.2

Monday

20th August

to

Friday

24th August 2018.....

Anticlastic Raising - one week

OPEN for Booking

No.3

Monday

27st August

to

Friday

31st August 2018.....

Anticlastic Raising - one week

OPEN for Booking




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