Anticlastic Raising: Bracelets with Pattie Parkhurst for October
Saturday, October 29 from 9 am to 5 pm. $145 for BoMA members, $195 for non-members. Become a member to take advantage of discounted pricing for all our classes.
Additional materials fee payable to instructor in class.
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This ancient Irish technique dates to over 2500 years old! Anticlastic raising is my specialty and I love to teach others about this beautiful craft. This is a common technique metal artist and jewelers use to get 3 dimension to their work. With a few easy steps and practice this technique can be translated easily to other types of jewelry. In this specific workshop you will learn to make two types of anticlastic bracelets, both cuff type bracelets, that are elegant and light weight. Students will learn how to hammer a flat sheet of metal up to a nice tapered bracelet that can be any size. The next project is a raised hallow form cuff with beads in the center. BONUS: I will be talking about the history of the technique and the tools essential to the trade, as I have done research and spent time in Ireland for this technique.
Some metal experience is advised however I have had complete novices successfully complete this class (students may not complete the second bracelet).
About the Instructor
Pattie has been dreaming and living jewelry since she started making it as a child. In college, she took her dreams of making jewelry a step further and pursued metalsmithing classes. After college she found the Sweetman Allen studio. Pattie would spend her time working at her part-time job, and the rest of her free time learning from Richard Sweetman, who she has named many of my pieces after.
Some of the inspiration for Pattie's pieces come from the time she spent in Ireland. Her studio was located in a workhouse that was once the home to the poor and suffering during the famine of 1845. The individuals that stayed in these workhouses were given uniforms and a basic diet of oats and water in exchange for hard labor day after day. There were some 130 workhouses that housed around 2,000 people from local towns and villages.
Today, these workhouses have been remodeled into museums, bars, and the one she stayed in, Workhouse Studios, a studio for artists. The jewelry studio was in the old altar where mass was held. Lots of creativity takes place in the workhouse including ceramics, papermaking, glass, textiles, and jewelry. The artists in the workhouse become savvy business folks, and they are ahead of the game. The things Pattie learned there and the beautiful surroundings still inspire her to this day and you will see the beauty of Ireland in some of her designs.
Closed-toed shoes and a tie for long hair are required in the studio.
Students Should Bring
- Planishing hammer. Either the Fretz® P-1 Michael Good Planishing Hammer, 5.6 oz. Item #: 112545 or Allcraft planishing hammer 077-0
- Students need a sheet of 24 ga metal of their choice preferably 12” x6”: sterling silver, argentium or copper
- Ring mandrel
- Bring an assortment of pliers you already have (don’t go buy any)…
- Flat head pliers
- Round pliers
- Ring pliers
- Bring your regular toolkit
- If you have anticlastic tools of your own bring them.
- Pattie will have stakes to use and they will be for sale after class if you want.
Materials Kit (Supplied by Instructor)
- Delrin Stake, small. Essential, Pattie will provide this but you do not have to purchase. $25 optional purchase
- Delrin Stake, medium. Essential, Pattie will provide this but you do not have to purchase. $30 optional purchase
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