The Studio in Freiburg with 10 places is located near the centre in the beautiful district of Wiehre and is well equipped for all the workshops. A perfect place to develop ideas and learn new techniques. The history of the city of Freiburg is closely linked to silver mining. In the Middle Ages there were also many gem cutting places. A complete historic grinding workshop has been preserved in nearby Waldkirch, which can be visited by appointment. Freiburg is described as one of the most popular Towns worldwide in the lonely Planet travel guide. Accommodation should therefore be booked early. The historic part of the city is also the lively centre of today's Freiburg. The landmark of Freiburg is the Cathedral, whose tower is one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture. Around the cathedral and the spacious cathedral square, visitors discover the secretive alleys and impressive buildings of the historic old town, which offer a picturesque and colourful contrast to the weekly market. In addition, there are numerous museums, galleries and theatres, the many restaurants offer international dishes. Freiburg is a sun-spoiled place and its location makes it an excellent starting point for day trips to the Black Forest or to the bathing lakes.
The workshop in Zasiusstraße in Freiburg's Wiehre district was originally an iron forge. After extensive renovation work, a jewelry workshop with up to 10 workplaces was created in 1994.
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Paper may at first glance be an unusual material for jewellery,but offers very interesting design perspectives due to the variety of colours and the low weight. In addition, it is easily and cheaply available everywhere, most basic processing techniques are familiar. In addition to different coloured papers, Japanese papers and cartons, we also work with paper yarns in a variety of strengths. With silver for the technical parts This allows us to create completely new pieces of jewellery. This course expands and complements recent year's course by adding new materials and techniques and is suitable for participants of the last courses as well as for those attending for the first time.
Course instructor: Bea Benedetti has completed a goldsmith’s apprenticeship; she still works in this profession, but has been increasingly turning to organic and textile materials for several years, especially paper as a jewelry material, and has deepened her knowledge at the Course Centre for Crafts at Ballenberg.
Enamel is the permanent fusion of the two materials metal and glass. The variety of colours and techniques offers the creative enameler an inexhaustible field of application possibilities. Experimental and artistic enameling is the focus of this seminar. It can be used both on and in the surface as well as in the mold. Various enameling techniques, like cell emulation, and industrial enamel technology, are then taught.
Course instructor: Mandy Rasch from Erfurt is a goldsmith with a design degree. She works at her own studio. Teaches, as a lecturer at the Erfurt Chamber of Crafts, participates in many exhibitions and in the organization of the Erfurter Schmucksymposium.
Example: Argentium Keum Boo
Example: Argentium Keum Boo
Argentium is a new, patented sterling silver alloy with the semi-metal germanium. Argentium can be welded without solder, this silver alloy has a high starting capacity, increased toughness, increased thermal and electrical resistance and environmental benefits. The participants learn how to weld and process the parts without solder on various self-designed pieces of jewellery. Argentium can be obtained. During the class, it’s only slightly more expensive than regular sterling silver
Keum Boo: A 0.02 mm thin thin gold sheet can also be bonded over a large area with Fine Silver or Argentium without solder. This fascinating technique, originating from Asia, works with the help of a stove plate at about 400 degrees C. through an intensive molecular connection of the two metals. After applying the fine gold pads, the parts can be further processed into a piece of jewellery.
Course instructor: Christine Zock is Certified Master Bench Jeweler specialised in Argentium and Keum Boo
Nunome Zogan results
Professor Kimiaki Kageyama will show the participants how to make 3 traditional Japanese metal alloys. Shakudo a metal alloy of copper with 3 – 5 % gold. Shipo Shibuichi is a term for copper alloys containing silver. Nami Shibuichi is composed of 70% Cu, 29% Ag & 1% Au. Also surfaces like Nunomezogan will be shown and practised. The piece of metal to be worked on is fixed in chasing cement, then the surface of the parent material is roughened with a sharp little chisel and following that, a thin metal foil is battened into this structure and hammered flat. The art of line Inlay becomes also part of the lecture. Finally, various pagination methods will be presented and used. Professor Kageyama also shows how to do repousse with thin iron sheet.
Course instructor: K. Kageyama was Professor, Head of Metal Department at H. Mizuno Jewellery College in Tokyo.
This technology offers design options that are not conceivable with conventional methods or tools. By forging the sheets on wave-shaped iron with a Delrin hammer, a curvature in two directions is possible, as is the case with curved bangles. “Transforming a flat piece of metal into a flowing form, free from constraints, wild, dynamic and strong. This is the alchemy of forming. The characteristics of the metal are transformed. The strength these are given through the forming process makes it possible to have a thin metal thickness, Thin metals have a high level of resilience, meaning that relatively large and yet very light items can be created“. (Source ganoskin)
Course instructor: Georg Schulte Master goldsmith, instructor for various Techniques at the European Trade Academy in Ahlen and head of a Team of goldsmith in Munster.
Is an interesting way for making jewelry because it doesn't need great craftsmanship and allows for a wide variety of shapes and ideas. In this workshop, various casting techniques such as lost wax casting, sand casting and Ossa sepia casting are presented and practiced. With the Cire perdu methode, models are made from wax, embedded in a plaster mass and prepared for casting. After drying, the wax is melted out and the liquefied silver is poured into the mold using a hand or table spinner using centrifugal force. sand casting: the shape is cast in oil-containing sand, the object is removed and the remaining cavity is filled with liquid metal. With Ossa sepia casting, an octopus bone is cut lengthwise. A mold can be cut so that a negative mold is obtained, which can then be filled with metal.
Course instructor: Annina Rodigari is a graduate jeweller with her own studio. She studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Zürich where she is teaching casting techniques.
In addition to precious metals, participants have access to an extensive range of materials for the realization of jewellery. Materials are paid according to individual use at the end of the course. Tools are provided in all classes. You are welcome to bring your own tools or materials. Some special tools can be purchased after the Workshop.
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