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Recycled Jewellery: Introduction to Fine Metalworking

18 September 2021 - 19 September 2021

About this course:

An introductory course to jewellery making and fine metalworking using recycled or reclaimed materials and found objects.

Multimedia Artist and Maker Arthur Scott will lead you through creating your own accessories and curios, incorporating your small found objects. These could be sea glass, semi-precious gemstones, or even a nut or bolt you found at the side of the road.

You will learn a variety of traditional techniques and use whichever ones you need to bend, solder, or peen recycled copper or brass into your desired piece, whether that’s a ring, pendant or charm.

You will also discover fascinating connections to Derby Museums’ collections of making, which chart the progress of Derby’s ongoing manufacturing history and the people who were involved.

When does this course take place?

This is a weekend course running 10am-3pm on Saturday 18th September and 10am-3pm on Sunday 19th August.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those with some jewellery or metalworking experience or who want to refresh their skills. All levels of experience are welcome!

Participants must be aged 18 years and over.

Do I need to bring anything?

All materials, tools, equipment and aprons will be provided. However, we encourage you to bring any small items you would like to incorporate into your jewellery, as well as any photos or drawings you would like to use as inspiration.

Please wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and closed-toe shoes.

Lunch is available to purchase from the River Kitchen at the Museum of Making or various eateries and shops in the city centre.

How to book:

Spaces are limited to 6 participants. Museum of Making Members can claim a 10% discount.

Please book now via Eventbrite.

Working safely?

If you have any concerns or specific requirements regarding attending this course please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]

Course booking terms and conditions:

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 2 days before the scheduled start date.

*Please note, this event may be subject to change dependent on the latest Government guidance relating to Covid. In the event that Derby Museums needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, your ticket will be refunded in full.

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