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Undergraduate Course: Jewellery: precious metals and sand casting (LLLA07102)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED

This course offers those with experience of foundation jewellery skills the opportunity to explore the use of precious metals and traditional uses of sand casting techniques. Focusing on small-scale castings, students will create unique contemporary jewellery using individually hand-made two-part moulds which use found objects as the component to be duplicated. The designs will be cast using sterling silver.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

    RESEARCH
    show relevant research and development relating to a personal project, and also research into a range of suggested artists or designers and how their work has influenced understanding of contemporary jewellery and demonstrate an enhanced knowledge and confidence in jewellery making with the opportunity to experiment with sand casting
  2. PRACTICE
    Experiment and develop methods that demonstrate an informed and individual response to working with sand casting techniques

  3. PRESENT
    make at least one finished piece relating to research and development of ideas generated from a a coherent body of sketches, test samples and design ideas that reflect individual personal projects.
Reading List
RECOMMENDED
McCreight, T., 1991, The Complete Metalsmith An Illustrated Handbook, Davis Publications Inc.
MacGrath, J., 2008, Jewellery Making: A Complete course for beginners, London: Apple Press
Larks Books 500 series: 500 Bracelets, 500 Necklaces, 500 Earrings, 500 Brooches, 500 Lockets & pendants, 1000 rings, New York: Lark Books

WEBSOURCES
www.craftscotland.org
www.craftscouncil.org.uk/craft-directory
www.photostore.org.uk
www.whoswhoingoldandsilver.co.uk
www.dazzle-exhibitions.com
www.lesleycrazegallery.co.uk
www.caa.org.uk
http://www.antennae.org.uk/
http://beautifuldecay.com/2010/07/21/green-art-10-artists-working-with-recycled-materials/
http://greenmuseum.org/what_is_ea.php

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Using a range of specialist tools and equipment to make jewellery
Considering three-dimensional design
Research and reflection on the context of contemporary jewellery within visual culture.
Additional Class Delivery Information The course teaching is delivered over weekly class sessions or intensively during a summer school week totaling 27.5 hours. Depending on the specific timetable of the occurrence of the course, this will either be delivered over ten weeks of 2.75 hour class sessions, eleven weeks of 2.5 hour class sessions or five weeks or days of 5.5 hour class sessions. Over the class sessions the course will cover:

Step-by-step demonstration of making the two-part moulds
How to melt/pour molten silver into prepared mould
Experiment with multiple castings using a variety of found objects to gain a better understanding of the process itself and to which forms, produce the best results.
discussion of personal projects followed by experimentations and test pieces to develop ideas
start production of personal project pieces
continue working on personal project pieces
finish work on personal project pieces

Directed and Independent study:

Students will be required to follow up and reflect on their learning from the classes through the completion of directed projects and their own independent study.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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