Learn to melt down fine silver into shapes carved out of soft bone and walk away with a polished pendant of your own design in two days! This technique incorporates the natural grain of cuttlefish bone to give every piece a natural, organic, and chic look which makes producing elegant pieces a cinch. The lesson includes basic know-how with a torch and silver casting methods as well as finishing, polishing, and sulfur patinas. Also a great way to make elegant handmade gifts for the season.
Students will leave with basic casting and cleaning skills, as well as at least one polished pendant or charm as well as a practice piece in bronze.
Students must be at least 18 years of age. No technical experience required.
Materials will be provided, covered by the cost of registration: cast grain silver (~$40 per student) cast grain bronze (~$11 per student) and cuttlefish consumables ($4 per student). All tools will be provided.
What to Bring:
Bring ideas and enthusiasm!
Ecco is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She's a local artist with a passion for steel, specializing in creating wearable metal accessories (like the horns in her picture, or a set of wings for her back) and designing static and kinetic sculptures. Her previous work has included flapping pterodactyls, moth sculptures, a rideable dragon, and several other pieces.
Session 1: Saturday, December 14, 1-5PM
Session 2: Sunday, December 15, 1-5PM
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.