Student workshop mishaps

Student workshop mishaps

It doesn’t always go to plan!

I always strive to ensure that students attending my jewellery workshops create successful pieces. Sometimes this doesn’t happen. After all, this is a learning environment and failures are part of that journey.

Here is a Mayan pendant cast by one of my students during a jewellery workshop. The piece was supposed to have a round bottom edge but the pour failed and the bottom didn’t fill out.

The result is a spectacular piece that has so much more authenticity and looks like an ancient artifact that has been dug from the ruins of a temple.

cast mayan pendant made by a student

This effect would have been quite tricky to achieve without looking intention. As it is, I think the piece as been improved by a so-called failure.

Just beautiful.

2016-10-13T18:43:52+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Workshops|

About the Author:

Jo Dix is a jewellery designer/maker who runs a shop and studio in Cumbria, UK. Jo runs workshops and jewellery making courses from her studio as well as The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, Cumbria. Commissions in silver and gold are regularly done, even long-distance bespoke work is taken on.