Electroforming Jewellery Workshop @ K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery
Electroforming Jewellery Workshop
8 – 10 May 2020
K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery
About the Course
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the electroforming technique, to create unique, hollow and lightweight jewellery pieces, small objects and samples in copper. First you will learn about the principles of electroforming. We will then select suitable objects, from plastic ready-mades, to found treasures such as twigs, leaves or seashells. We will also cover basics of wax carving to use as mandrels/masters for electroforming. You will be shown how to pretreat and prepare objects, combine them with different materials and apply conductive paint to get them ready for the electroforming. You will be able to produce 2-4 pieces. Once your pieces are covered with a proper metal layer, we will focus on finishing with demonstrations on oxidizing, as well as removing sprues and mandrels. You will also learn about handling the chemicals and maintenance of the equipment.
Who is hte course for?
Jewellers, artists, craft practitioners who are looking to explore new techniques and who want to get a chance to experiment with a variety of materials. No prior jewellery skills are necessary.
Who will be teaching?
This course will be led by Katrin Spranger, who is a specialist in electroforming and uses this technique widely in her practice.
Date and times
8 – 10 May 2020,
Fri 8: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Sat 9: 10.30 am – 3.30 pm
Sun 10: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
About K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery
K² Academy is a Jewellery School that offers a conceptual, free-thinking approach to jewellery design underpinned by rigorous technical training. In addition to our ongoing jewellery classes,
K² Jewellery Academy is dedicated to offer master classes
and workshops by internationally renowned academics.
Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northinghon Street,
London WC1N 2NP, UK
To book contact
T: +44 (0)7450 257 207 / +44 (0)7786 911 724