We will be learning about the different etching techniques, but focusing on electro etching. You will learn how to set up the process safely and what precautions to take, to get beautifully etched copper and silver.
In the morning, you will experiment with a range of mark making techniques before transferring your designs to silver in the afternoon, if you so wish. You can spend the day just working with copper, it's entirely up to you.
If you don't have your own facilities to continue jewellery making at home, then you can make such things as a pendant, simple earrings or a cuff in the workshop. If you do have facilities to make at home, then the possibilities are endless, as you will be able to solder your pieces into rings, bangles stud earrings etc.
Copper is included in the fee, however you can buy silver on the day if you wish to make a final piece up. I will contact you approx a week before to discuss what it is you'd like to make.
We have plenty of tea and coffee and maybe a biscuit or two. You can either bring a packed lunch, or pick something up from Tescos across the road (there's even a pizza place if you're interested).