Bluecoat: Dot-art – Jewellery Making (Soldering) with Helen Leigh Dolan
Times: 11:00 - 17:00
Jewellery Making (Soldering) – dot-art at Bluecoat (*SOLD OUT)
Sunday 17 April 2016, 11.00 – 17.00
Spend the day improving on your basic knowledge of jewellery making in metal with this workshop learning how to solder using both copper and silver.
In this workshop you would learn the basic skills of soldering, how to correctly prepare the metal to solder, how to use the soldering torch and flux. You will learn which solder to use for different connections and how to finish a piece after it has been soldered together.
During the day you will design and create your own sterling silver ring and a pendant made from a combination of copper and silver.
You will get to practice your own basic skills of sawing, drilling, filing, polishing and texturing during the process.
All materials and tools will be provided.
Tutor: Helen Leigh Dolan
“I am an artist jeweller with a degree in Design. I run my own business, creating hand-made modern, minimalist pieces. All of my work is individually made using traditional techniques in my home studio. I mainly work in silver, copper and aluminium, allowing the hand of the maker to be seen in each piece. My jewellery can be found in a number of shops and galleries around Liverpool.
I have always loved art, craft and creativity and from a young age I was never without a sketchbook in my hand. This love of creating led to my gaining a degree in design at Liverpool Hope University. Here I experienced a number of craft disciplines; textiles, ceramics, woodwork, but specialised in silversmithing and metalwork with which I completely fell in love!”
Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central.
All materials and tools provided.
There are a maximum of 6 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.