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Reticulation and Granulation
Saturday - Sunday
May 20-21, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
2 Day Workshop
Reticulation is the process of creating “mountains and valleys”, structures or patterns in metal surfaces. By heating specially prepared metal sheets with various torches, the semi-melted metal flows toward the flame. Surfaces created in this manner bring “life” to the metal surface.
This workshop will cover:
Discussion and creation of metal shapes suitable for reticulation
Preparing the metal through depletion gilding
Manipulation of the metal during the heating process
Various torches used to create certain design patterns
Forming reticulated metals into 3D forms
Integration, patination, and repair of reticulated metals
Granulation is an ancient method of surface embellishment that has seen a rebirth in the last century. Its appeal is the surface patterns, which are created through applying various size metal granules producing designs of geometric or abstract nature.
Students will learn:
Making small snips in metal
Making a special flux for adhering the granules to metal
Applying beads to metal surfaces
Consideration of various methods of granulation
Fusing granules to metal, how to repair them if not completely fired
How to finish a work, patination and repair, if needed
Consideration in combining granulation with other techniques
QUESTIONS? Please contact Artist Assistant Piper Espey at firstname.lastname@example.org
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A recording of the workshop will be available to all participants for 30 days following the workshop.
Intermediate metalsmithing skills
Materials, Supplies & Tools
CLICK HERE to order your reticulation silver. Orders must be received by May 5th.
See the supply list for the full list of tools and supplies required for this workshop.
May 20, 2023
May 21, 2023