Gerhard Herbst is a graduate of San Diego State University. He is a multi award winning jeweller who is known for his fluid manipulations of metal. He exhibits regularly and produces a successful range of production jewellery that is sold through out Australia and overseas.
Gerhard is a traditionally trained metalsmith and was originally taught his craft as it applies to the creation of sterling service items such as flatware and cutlery. He has subsequently taken these techniques and applied them to his jewellery making where he explores the range of working properties that can be created from forging the metal.
To find out more about Gerhard or view his work see www.savijewellery.com
Hybrid forging is a process Gerhard has developed which allows him to achieve quick and consistent results when producing his work. So if you attended his previous workshops you will certainly enjoy this one. Otherwise this course is aimed at people with some experience of forging and or metalsmithing.
In "Hybrid Forging" students will explore a range of outcomes available by combining traditional hand forging with "calibrated rolling mill techniques".
Over the course of two days, students will create two projects that will each explore different hybrid forging strategies.
1 Collar project: Students will explore how to use hybrid forging techniques to create a single piece neck torque. This project will also explore the fitting and working dynamics required to achieve the proper fit and function of single piece neck torques
2 Earring project: Students will explore how to use hybrid forging techniques to consistently create earring shapes from a single piece of material. This project will also explore how to incorporate hardness and temper into the design to help solve the particular technical and functional problems associated with earrings
These projects can be specific in design or the concepts, as demonstrated, could be incorporated into an original piece of the students own realisation.
Upon completion of this course students will have created two or more pieces that each explore different aspects of hybrid forging for jewellery. Students will also have a firm understanding of range of working properties that can be created in metal by forging and how these properties can be used to solve functional and technical problems associated with jewellery making.
9.30 am – 4.00 pm, Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August 2016
If the course is cancelled the fees will be refunded in full; no refunds once the course has commenced. Cancellations fewer than 5 working days prior to course commencement incur a charge equal to 50% of course fee. Enrolment in this course is strictly capped at 12 students. Three of these spots are reserved for QCA students.
Fees (inc GST):
$220.00 QCA STUDENT
$280.00 JMGQ MEMBER
$310.00 NON JMGQ NON QCA STUDENT
The Jewellery and Small Objects Department
S03 1.23 Queensland College of Art Griffith University
226 Grey Street, South Bank Brisbane.
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