Intuitive drawing & jewellery making workshop. Theme: TOUCH. 10th March, Leeds.
This event is at Hyde Park Book Club, LS61BL 10am-12.30pm on Sunday 10th March 2024.
In this workshop, you will design and make (not complete) a piece of silver or brass jewellery through intuitive process and working with the idea of touch.
We will use a series of prompts to explore connection, perception, intimacy, and our inner/outer worlds through the action of bodily touch. Explore alone, with a friend/partner, or with a stranger.
We will also work with drawing techniques: recording the lines we trace on bodies with fingertips, exploring how our hands can move together and draw together, and explore symbols of connection and intimacy.
These drawings will act as a base for you jewellery design.
You will then select a drawing or part of your drawing that you would like to make in metal. I will guide you through the process of turning this shape into a piece of jewellery: whether this is a pair of earrings, a ring or necklace.
You will shape and hammer your choice of recycled sterling silver or recycled brass wire into this design, using jewellery making tools. This is a simple process and suitable for beginners. Please note, due to the constraints of the venue, we cannot use blowtorches or any soldering equipment on site. As such, your piece will be finished and polished by me after the workshop and posted out around one week after the event.
All materials are included. The shipping cost covers the postage of your final piece of jewellery after the workshop. Please select your intended items to make from the ticket options.