CUTTLEFISH CASTING JEWELLERY WORKSHOP

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CUTTLEFISH WORKSHOP

傳統金工工藝中有著各種各樣的鑄造手法及模具,其中墨魚骨鑄造法相當古老及獨特,至今仍沒有被現代技術所取締。

在現今科技發達的時代,這種技法沒有被取代證明它有科技模擬不了的獨特性。

另一個它該受注視的原因,是這種鑄造法的可持續性。墨魚骨是墨魚不能食用的部分,天然的材料,自然對環境造成的影響少,在這個環境保育意識漸強的時代更是這一技藝興盛之時。

墨魚的硬骨組織有著如指紋般的紋理,用其製作成模具能將這海浪般的紋路轉移至金屬之上。製作出來的成品闊別一般金屬器光滑的刻板印象,具有生命力的紋理讓它另有一番韻味。

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Casting has long been a staple in the art of fabrication, in silversmithing we have a unique technique; that is, cuttlefish casting.

Cuttlefish casting is an ancient silversmithing technique, utilising the “bone” of squid-like mollusk as mould to create multiples. What makes this casting methodology unique though, is that the creations are never perfect replicas, but recreated with the organic texture of the cuttlebone.

You’ll be carving a negative of the wearable you wish to create into the cuttlebone, and pour molten silver into the mould to create your piece of jewellery.

How do the pieces get so richly textured you ask? Join our workshop and find out! An authentic metal-smithing experience might just prove to the highlight your your week.


CUTTLEFISH WORKSHOP

Course Information:

Fee: $690 / person ( Fine silver)

Learning outcome: Silver ring / pendant / earrings ( specified design )

Class size: Max 4 people

Duration: 1 lesson, approximately 2.5 hours

When:  24th August, 12 - 2:30pm ( Class A )

           25th August, 5 - 7:30pm ( Class B )

           30th August,  7 - 9:30pm ( Class C )

We provide all the tools and equipments needed for jewellery making. Extra silver fee may be charged depending on the weight. For health and safety issues, you will be asked to tie up your hair and wear closed shoes during the making process.

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JEWELLERY WORKSHOP’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Health and Safety

For health and safety issues, persons with long hair will be asked to tie up their hair, and close-toed shoes should be worn during the making process.

In the case of accidentally causing minor cuts, not to worry, we have a first-aid kit in our gallery at all times.

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Reservations has to be made for all classes in advance:

  • For weekdays, please confirm your reservation with us the week before

  • For weekends, we advise our clients to reserve your bookings 2 weeks ahead, since weekends are usually very popular.

Full payment has to be made before booking (either in person or bank transfer). If you wish to change your booking after it has been confirmed, please inform us 2 days before the original date of appointment. We allow no more than twice for an individual client to change their booking.

In the case of absence during confirmed workshop time, we regret to inform you that those clients will not be refunded.