This jewellery and small-scale metal/mixed media fabrication course will be an opportunity to work in precious and non-precious materials.
The course will explore a wide variety of jewellery making techniques in metal and including other materials such as acrylic and re-cycled will be facilitated. This course is designed for students who are interested in learning basic jewellery techniques and for those with some prior knowledge who want to improve existing skills.
The course covers essential techniques such as metal preparation/manipulation, soldering, forming, piercing, small hollow form construction including some basic surface textures such as metal hammering, mill-roll printing, and enamelling. Students will work through the design and execution of a piece/s of j7 and/or small-scale metal works with technical guidance. Materials such as copper sheet & wire, silver sheet & wire will be supplied. Students should come with sketchbooks and source material for design ideas. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.
Soraya Ricalde is a goldsmith/jewellery designer from Spain with an established jewellery business for the last 14 years. She supplies a number of outlets throughout Ireland and abroad. Soraya is living and working in North Leitrim and has a studio at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre.