Create a fab ‘one-of-a-kind’ piece of silver jewelry by casting silver in cuttlefish bone molds!
Cuttlebone has been used as a mold making and casting material for hundreds of years. It is an age old sustainable technique, where the soft layers of bone can be easily carved with a design of your choice. The mold can easily withstand high temperatures for molten silver, holding it’s form and shape until the piece is removed. Each mold can be used only once, hence your ‘one-of-a-kind’ jewelry!
This private class takes 4-hours and is conducted over 2 sessions, each 2 hours. Learn everything from scratch, from the design, carving the mold in cuttlebone and finally casting & finishing three pieces of jewelry.
The workshop will start with an introduction of materials and ways to play with the material to create your first casting with cuttlefish bone. Once you finish your mold, molten silver will be poured into the mold and set. Finally, you will be able to add finishing touches to your creations.
- Start with a design session and presentation
- Cuttlebone carving basics and concepts
- Silver casting
You can choose to make 1 out of the following 3 pieces of jewelry:
- Bracelet charm
About the instructor:
The instructor, Azza is an Emirati jewelry artist, sculpture and designer. She is known for her public art engagements as a self-represented artist who enjoys exploration and experimenting with materials and techniques focusing on local and natural materials.
Educated in London, she holds MA in Cultural and creative industries from HCT-CERT and BA in Silversmithing, Jewelry design and allied crafts from London Guildhall. She has received numerous awards both locally and internationally and was the winner of the British council YCE Award, Emirates Women Award in Business and Social Contributions categories. Azza’s creations travel the world as an ambassador of Emirati design for many events and competitions such as: Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Al Dhafra, Liwa Festival and Million Poet.
- All materials provided, including a tool kit.
- On an average, you will need 10 grams of silver. Participants must pay an additional fee of exceeding silver consumed per grams if required.
All sessions are valid for 30 days upon booking
12 and older
- Participation certificate can be provided upon request
Mezzanine 1, Building #13,
Al Dibsi Street, Tourist Club Navy Gate Area,
Landmark: Opposite of Sherwood building; Same building as Amani flower shop