14th August 2022

Eco Metal Day


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Eco Metal Workshops

Level: Intermediate

Learn how to reuse and recycle old jewellery and precious metals in this insightful and fun workshop. 

As increasingly more makers and designers are looking for ways to make their practice more sustainable and less impactful to the environment, CSSJ will host a 'Eco Metal' workshop dedicated to learning skills and methods needed to recycle gold, silver and other metals. This workshop is focussed on learning techniques rather than creating final pieces.

With very little equipment, it is possible to melt down pieces of precious metal and turn them into fabulous cast pieces of jewellery! This process will be covered in depth using a sand casting technique. Ingot moulds will also be explored so that makers can learn how to fabricate wire and sheet for future use. Our tutors will provide expert guidance on what metals can be successfully recycled and will discuss impurities, metal melting equipment and techniques used to get the most out of your old or scrap metal pieces.

This workshop is suitable for jewellery makers at intermediate level and above. Participants are invited to bring their own metal scraps from their workshops or old hallmarked jewellery suitable for melting down.

What to bring: We’ll provide all the things you will need to start recycling your metals. Please bring along glasses if you need them and wear appropriate clothing for a studio environment including closed-toe shoes. If you have long hair please wear it up.

Lunch is not provided but you can bring lunch to eat in the studio or we can advise you of nearby places to buy food. Refreshments & biscuits provided.

**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to lack of attendees. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled**


Course Info

Date – Sunday 14th August 2022

Time - 10:00 - 4.30pm with a break for lunch.

We have partnered with Creative Scotland to offer half price places on our sustainability focussed workshops. We aim to remove cost as a barrier to participation, enabling access for all to creative learning opportunities. 




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