Sketching and Metal Chasing for Jewellers with Julie Blyfield
Chasing is a technique of using a hammer, and specialised steel punches to produce a linear impression. The relationship to drawing
Julie will lead a two day intensive class, introducing her approach of working from still life, drawing, making models, developing designs and ultimately chasing them in metal.
Exploration and translation are features of the workshop.
Designed For: Jewellers and makers of small objects.
· Julie will outline when and how she uses chasing in her practice.
· Process work, starting from drawings and translating ideas into metal.
· The making of chasing tools.
· The safe use of pitch.
· How to use the punches to create textures and patterns.
· Practical considerations including Health and Safety.
· Details of suppliers.
All participants will make some chasing punches and have used the punches to create texture and pattern samples. On completion of the course participants will have an understanding of the benefits, limitations and possibilities of chasing and will have an insight into Julie’s technical, conceptual and design processes.
Prerequisites: Sound skills in jewellery and or non ferrous metalsmithing.
The course is limited to 16 participants, 5 of these places are reserved for QCA students.
Participants will be given a list of suggested materials and tools to bring. The steel for the punches will be available for purchase at the master class. A range of precious and non precious metals suitable for samples will be available for sale at market prices during the master class.
Fees (inc GST):QCA STUDENT $215.00 JMGQ MEMBER $275.00 NonQCA/JMGQ $300.00
Date: Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July 2012 (2 days)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (includes 1 x 15 minute break and 1 x 45 minute lunch break)
Venue: The Jewellery & Small Objects Department
Queensland College of Art Griffith University, 226 Grey Street, South Bank Brisbane.