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Jayne Redman is known for her unusual way of working with metal in three dimensions, often using multiples of the same shape to convey a single idea. Using nature as her inspiration she considers combinations of form and function, integrating mechanics with design and applying innovative engineering methods. How petals are attached to each other can generate an idea for an assembly process. Studying the curve of a leaf can lead to a new forming technique. The graceful bend of a flower stem can become an ear wire design.
This workshop will teach you how to develop patterns for many of the engineering concepts that Jayne works with in her jewelry. She will take you through the design process from initial drawings to final prototypes and finished pieces. You will learn the principles behind centrally radiating forms, properly nested forms, spacing for slotted forms, using faux hinging, and tab construction. You will also learn computer skills for design layout, scaling and transforming.
Self-registering one piece blanking dies will give you the ability to quickly create multiples in metal sheet of the shapes you conceive, affording you the time to get lost in the design process and experiment with forming and assembling. When you learn the method of sawing blanking dies from flat stock tool steel you will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own dies during class.
Copper for samples, saw blades, drill bits, and tool steel will be available for purchase from Jayne. She will supply her rotational bench pin for each student to use. They will also be available for purchase at a special price at the end of the workshop.
Register for this workshop with Jayne Redman today.
A kit of materials and use of tools are included with your class fees. Each student has a bench of their own to use during the workshop, and it’s fully equipped with your own soldering station, flex shaft and a complete set of tools.
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations
Students must have experience in and recent practice with basic jewelry fabrication skills, like sawing, filing, using a flex shaft, etc. For example, completion of our Basic Jewelry 1 or Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 workshop is a good prerequisite for this class.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA