14 Anticlastic Raising, small scale

The natural evolution of chasing and repoussé applied to the making of medium and large pieces of jewelry. In anticlastic forming the punches used in chasing and repoussé are replaced by different types of stakes made of synthetics, wood or steel and secured in a vise. The forming of the metal is done by directly striking the metal sheet positioned on the stake with specially designed hammers to produce a wide variety of undulating forms.
This is a very physically involved course bringing us back to the beginning of precious metalworking more than 6000 years ago. Personal supplies € 25. Maximum 5 students admitted/course

Period: May - June
Attendance: to be agreed on with the school
Days and Hours: to be agreed on with the school
Duration: 40 hours
Cost: € 640 (or two installments of € 320) + precious metal for use during the course
Attention: only available at the school in via Savona


Anticlastic raising; introduction to anticlastic forming and historic outline; description of the essential tools for cold-forming of metal including synthetic, metal and wood stakes for use in a vise, different hammers especially designed for anticlastic forming, their shape and function; proper hammering techniques for forming the metal sheet on the stake, warping and work-hardening of the metal; shaping and finishing of the object, heat treatment, tempering and annealing of the metal, pickle, cleaning and polishing of the piece. The making of stakes for anticlastic forming will also be outlined during the course.

Anticlastic Raising, small scale