Workshops

The school can provide a tool kit for people who cannot bring their own tools. A security deposit of 200 € will be paid by the arrival and will be refunded at the end of the workshop, after the return of the full kit. Damaged or broken tools will be reimbursed to the school.

You will receive a confirmation email with the instructions for the payment (50% at the moment of the confirmation of your registration and 50% the first day of the workshop). There is no refund in case the registered person will not arrive in Florence to attend the workshop

Tasso Mattar

Enjoying organic material

In a two days workshop, we will show how to deal with a selection of organic materials. Their preparation, processing and transformation into jewelry. Bones, wine tendril, Santolina are provided. Coral, amber and materials for the production of brooches and necklaces can be purchased in the course at the cost price.

Dates and price

29 to 30 May, 9:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 18:00 h
Fee: 350, 00 €

Participants’ requirement for admission:

basic skills in craftsmanship/jewellery making. Experiences in craftsmanship are welcome.


Martina Dempf

Touch Wood

Over recent years, wood has become more of a subject matter for contemporary artistic jewellers. The creative mind of the artist, in combination with his/her experienced craftsmanship, is able to yield stunning and innovative jewellery in wood.

Dates and price

29 to 30 May from 9.00 h to 13.00 h and from 14.00 h to 18.00 h
Price: 350 €

Participants’ requirement for admission:

basic skills in craftsmanship/jewellery making.


KEVIN MURRAY

The Promise Object – A Social Object Design Workshop
Master class reserved to LAO students.

Students from other schools can apply to attend. They will be admitted free of charge up to the completion of the places.

Dates and price

23 May from 9:00 to 13:00 h
Free attendance

This workshop is part of a series on social object design. Social object design is about the role of jewellery in connecting people together. It draws on perspectives from anthropology, sociology, phenomenology, psychology, ethics and aesthetics. In the contemporary jewellery field, it extends the critique of preciousness by locating value in the social bond. As well as an introduction to this method, participants will be given access to ongoing resources in this field. This short workshop will focus on the promise object. The iconic form of promise object is the engagement ring. Such objects serve to build trust in the verbal commitments we make. We will look at the broad spectrum of promise objects from a variety of cultures and practices. The practical exercise will consist in designing a promise object for a specific context where trust is needed. This will follow a social object method developed to enhance the capacity of jewellery to connect people together. The benefit for a practicing jeweller is to open up new possibilities for fulfilling the needs of wearers. As much of the workshop will be through presentation and discussion, English is essential.


ROBERT BAINES

Post graduate research proposals. Discussion seminar
Master class reserved to LAO students.

Students from other schools can apply to attend. They will be admitted free of charge up to the completion of the places.

Wire traps space, Line claims space, Line calibrates space, Line captures a face! This workshop will be introduced with a research lecture followed by seminar discussion. Research students prior to the event would provide an Abstract and research proposal with images of their subject and this would be the basis for discussion. These documents would need to be sent electronically prior to the FJW.

Dates and price

25 May from 9:00 to 13:00 h
Free attendance