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Anticlastic Jewelry

Tuesdays, April 20, 2021 - May 11, 2021, 2:00PM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

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Cost: $325.00

Learn basic anticlastic techniques to create jewelry and objects with three-dimensionality, and escape from the flat lands!

Anticlastic forming, also known as shell forming, encompasses the basic structures that metalsmiths of antiquity used to make hollowware like goblets and teapots. Pod forms, lily forms, shallow bowls, and hollow bangles are all examples of basic shell forming techniques.

All of the structural techniques taught in this class can be combined and modified to create endlessly complex structures, or utilized to make a beautifully simple hollow forms. 

Techniques Covered:

• What is anticlastic shell forming?

• Tool for anticlastic forming

• Make a torus (donut shape) ring or bracelet
• How to make a spiculum and open ribbon as earrings
• Finishing techniques for anticlastic jewelry
• Make an anticlastic hollow ring band that is super comfortable

Kit of materials and use of tools included.
 Each student has their own jewelry bench full of tools to use during the workshop. Students are not required to bring anything extra for class. 

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.




Basic fabrication skills required, like successful copleteion of Basic Jewelry 1 or 1 & 2 class at Silvera Jewelry School or have the equivalent skills in sawing, filing, soldering precious metals, polishing with power tools and use of hammers. Recent practice with these skills is also recommended.

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA


Instructor: Jenn Parnell Kirkpatrick

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Times
Tue. Apr 20, 2PM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time),
Tue. Apr 27, 2PM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time),
Tue. May 4, 2PM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time),
Tue. May 11, 2PM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

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Anticlastic Jewelry

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