MOTAT: Jewellery Making
Make your own jewellery using two different manufacturing processes.
This experience includes a day in the MOTAT forge learning the craft of the blacksmith,
followed by three days in the PMGS jewellers workshop crafting two sterling silver jewellery items of your own design.
After a safety briefing and instructions on the tools and equipment your first day at the Peter Minturn Goldsmith School is spent making a simple ‘D’ profile ring out of sterling silver. From stamping, cutting, bending, soldering, sanding and polishing, this process is hands-on and covers all the techniques you use in making your pendant necklace.
Days 2, 3 and 4
One group per day will work in the MOTAT forge alongside an experienced Blacksmith. Using traditional tools such as an anvil, mallets, tongs, and pincers you will heat a steel billet and forge a metal shape on the anvil. Once you have learned the basics you start work on your personal object, after design and prototyping you form your object from a hot steel billet using blacksmithing techniques.
The remaining groups work at Peter Minturn Goldsmith School to design and complete a second silver project – a pendant or necklace. Come along with some design ideas sketched out (Pinterest and Google are great sources of ideas), after a consultation to check that your design is achievable you will manufacture it over 2 days.
Due to the nature of this workshop, participation is limited to 12 people, and participants must be 14 yrs+.
Fee: $200 per person + booking fee
Venues: MOTAT Forge Experience (10.00 am – 4.00 pm), 805 Great North Road, Western Springs and
PMGS (10.00am – 2.30pm), 190 Great South Road, Epsom