Silversmithing

Surface*

(Combined Morning and Afternoon Elective)**

The silversmithing elective will explore the idea of surface. As the Spirit hovers over the waters of the deep in Genesis one, it is an image evocative of a molten surface. As silver partially melts, an organic process begins changing the surface as wind on water. This is called reticulation and provides some wonderful surfaces for including in jewellery. We will contrast this with varied surface treatments and high polished forms. Techniques will include doming, forming and fabrication. These are different techniques than taught at previous FATA Silversmithing electives and will be suitable for both novice and experienced participants.

* Please note this elective attracts an additional fee of $180 per person to help cover the costs of silver and expendables. When registering online, please make sure to select the add-on Silversmithing elective fee.

Russell McKane is a resident Silversmith at Poatina where he has his own studio and teaches silver to students of Capstone College.  This has enabled him to develop the teaching space we will be using. Russell majored in Silversmithing at RCAE, now Charles Sturt University. His own practice is exploring the use of different metals and minerals in combination with silver to create stunning wearable art.  https://www.facebook.com/artrussellmckane/

** Please note, due to the processes involved, Silversmithing is an integrated Morning and Afternoon Elective, with workshops running across both elective lines. Please ensure that you select Silversmithing for BOTH Morning and Afternoon Elective lines when registering online for this elective.   

Minimum and maximum registration numbers apply to all electives. Please ensure that you have indicated a second choice for both Morning and Afternoon Electives when registering online in case your first choice is unavailable.

 

 

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