TUE 30 APR 10am-4pm
WED 01 MAY 9am-4pm
THU 02 MAY 9am-4pm & 6:30pm-9:30pm (artisan feast)
NOTE This is a 3 day masterclass, for people 16+ of all experience levels. All supplies are included. Bring a water bottle. Delicious food is available for purchase on site and there are a variety of accommodation options. Please also note you may be an unstoppable show off once you've got these skills under your belt. (Participants aged 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult also enrolled in a class at Artisan Camp).
RABKA Gold & Silversmiths have over 20 years of experience in the ancient craft of silver and gold smithing. They specialise in handmade jewellery, corporate gifting and spreading the love of jewellery making with mobile jewellery workshops. In RABKAs Silversmithing Workshop you will go from grasshopper to master in just 3 days. You’ll learn how to create your own jewellery from start to finish and walk away with a handful of beautiful silver jewellery pieces (made by you!)
Arrive at the beautiful Woodfordia either the morning of, or the day prior to your workshop starting. The address is 87 Woodrow Road, the home of the Woodford Folk Festival. Follow the signs to the reception venue and you'll be greeted and registered and shown your tent or van space. Detailed accommodation options will be released in early February. But the quick version is: own camping or van is free, or you can hire a pre-erected tent or something fancy so you'll feel like a star (we're working on caravans, glamping and teepees!). You are also welcome to travel to site each day if you prefer.
Set of 3 Stacker rings On this day you will gain silversmithing techniques such as forming metal, filing, silver braising, texturing, and polishing.
Bezel set ring On this day you'll create the ring create the bezel setting, combine the ring and setting using silver braising techniques, set the gemstone and polish the ring.
Leaf pendant with bezel setting On this day you'll find a leaf from Woodfordia grounds to use as a stencil and transfer the image onto silt. Then you'll cut the image using jewellers, saw the frame, clean up edges with files and create a bezel setting combining setting and leaf using silver braising techniques. You'll then set the gemstone, polish the pendant and attach to a leather necklace.
Don't forget that this night (THURSDAY May 2) is the night of our Artisan Feast, inclusive in your ticket price, with a bar featuring drinks at 80s prices and a night of entertainment and delicious chef-cooked food.
The Planting Festival May 3-5th
Don’t want the fun to end? We can help! This year’s Artisan Camp is held in the lead-up to The Planting Festival, which begins on FRIDAY May 3 after the final Artisan Feast. Don’t worry, you can sleep in till lunchtime and stay in your tent or van throughout The Planting Festival, and we'd like to offer you 50% off your Planting Festival ticket as a thankyou for attending the Artisan Camp 2019.
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