Explore hand painted and dye anodised aluminium to create a range of colourful jewellery.
This is an exciting opportunity learn to create your own unique jewellery, using anodised aluminium that you hand print and dye as part of the workshop. Students typically create five different pieces in a day including, earrings, bangles and pendants.
During the morning you will print and dye small pieces of the metal, as well as lengths for making bangles, the colour will then be sealed in during the lunch break and then you will move on to using basic jewellery making tools in the afternoon to create your final pieces.
Suitable for beginners and those with experience of jewellery making, ages 15 years and above.
What you need: Please bring and apron and wear old clothes as dyes can stain permanently.
Tutor: Caroline Parrott
When attending her university interview Caroline said she wanted to make things that made people happy. Caroline was also making and creating from a young age, and had a fascination with constructing and engineering, splashing dyes around and cutting Sindy’s hair!
Caroline juggled her Applied Arts Degree and running her creative business with a job working for an arts organisation managing their education programme, then in 2017 she took the plunge and became a full time maker. Caroline shares my little studio shop with long time friend and fantastic jeweller Wendy Nutt, based at Walford Mill in the beautiful market town of Wimborne in Dorset.
Caroline loves working with aluminium, hand printing and dyeing the surface and experimenting with designs, colour, recycling and working around it’s limitations as a metal, she loves to tackle big projects, small projects, collaborations and the unexpected..
In 2019 Caroline created a gorilla sculpture for Go Wild Gorilla's, a project for Jersey Zoo. Her gorilla, Zeus, took 4 months to create, 15 hour days, 7 days a week, she is so proud of him and he raised an amazing £54,000 in his sale for the new gorilla enclosure at the zoo.
Session: Saturday 23 October, 10am-4pm
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