Since Monday the Contemporary British Silversmiths have been running an INTRODUCTION TO DEEP DRAWING, (the latest of our innovative Skill Training Programmes) led by Master silversmiths’ MICHAEL McCRORY and CARA MURPHY. This workshop is taking place for five days in Michael and Cara’s workshop in County Down, Northern Ireland till 21 JUNE 2019.
Here are highlights from day one with Michael demonstrating the hydraulic press to students Clive Burr, Stefan Tooke, Chris Knight and Rajesh Gogna. After this the group started to fabricate their own mild steel dies.
This informative five day course is based on Michael McCrory’s extensive knowledge and research of deep drawing (deep pressing on the hydraulic press). During the workshop or silversmiths will learn how to machine their own mild steel die on a lathe. Once the tooling is created they will be shown how to use the hydraulic press to deep draw a cylindrical form. The course itself is free to attend, but students are required to pay for their travel and accommodation. The silver is kindly supplied by Argex Ltd, which is free to use during the course and can be purchased by the students at the end of the week.
We will be sharing the highlights more highlights of this course on our Social Media and hope you will follow their progress with us.
This programme is only open to Members of the Contemporary British Silversmiths. For more information on becoming a member, please follow the link on our bio to the Contemporary British Silversmiths website where you will find more information.
None of this would be possible without the generous support of our partner The Goldsmiths’ Centre, our sponsors Argex Ltd and the Contemporary British Silversmiths volunteers.
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