Ribbon Torc

Anticlastic Raising Workshop

This is a technique which was explored, named, and exploited by Michael Good, a goldsmith from Maine in the USA.
It is a technique with which one can create, with relative ease, forms based on the Hyperbolic Parabola. Using this technique, one can make very interesting forms, which on a small scale can be used as pieces of jewellery or as elements in a piece of jewellery. Whereas, on a large scale the forms can be part of vessels or sculptures. In the anticlastic process, the centre of a flat sheet is compressed and its edges stretched so that the surface develops two curves at right angles to each other moving in opposite directions. Historically, there were functional uses for some products made by rudimentary anticlastic techniques, such as spouts, handles, lipped edges, etc. but they did not predominate, nor was the concept emphasised. Indeed, it is only recently that metalsmiths have seriously investigated anticlastic raising as a way of manipulating sheet metal to derive new forms.


The Cost per week for this workshop is € 550.00

Accommodation & Meals

We will notify you of your accomodation location. There is excelent B & B accomodation available in Rathdrum and we will transport Students to and from the accommodation.
We will supply Lunch, and the Evening Meal can be with us or we may go out to eat.
The evening meal is charged seperately.
The fees include Lunch but do not include accomodation and evening meals, The cost for accomodation & evening meal will be in the region of 50 Euro per day

These are the dates for the silversmithing Workshops in Ireland



No.1

Monday

22nd July

to

Friday

26th July 2013

Celtic Chasing - one Week

No.2

Monday

29th July

to

Friday

2nd August 2013

Anticlastic Raising - one week

No.3

Monday

5th August

to

Friday

9th August 2013

Silversmithing - one week



See Examples Anticlastic Raising