Hand Engraving - Tuesdays

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Hand Engraving - Tuesdays

250.00

10 weeks - 6:30pm to 9pm - 10th September to 19th November

Hand engraving is an ancient art form that has been used to enhance jewellery, decorate silver ware and flat ware and personalise items since Greek, Phoenician and Roman times.

Designs are  drawn directly onto the surface of the metal, then engraved into the metal using a variety of steel tools generally described as ‘Burens’, ‘Gravers’, ‘stich tools’ and ‘Scorpers’.  Unlike machine engraving Hand Engraving, like any art form, reflects the personal artistic ability and passion of the engraver.

During the course of the lessons students will learn how to set up, sharpen and maintain the engraving tools.  The process of drawing and marking on the designs and the subsequent cutting or engraving of the design onto items of silver using the traditional techniques of the hand Engraver.  From first cuts on a practical sheet to producing a design or picture on a finished piece, the student will be guided, mentored and encouraged by someone with 40 plus years experience working at the highest level of craft.

Half term 15th October, no class.

Course led by Ruraidh Malcolmson

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