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Engraving Masterclass with Dario Batzella


28th & 29th May

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Engraving Masterclass with Dario Batzella

Level: Intermediate/ Advanced.

About the course:

An exciting Engraving Masterclass and the first of its kind here at CSSJ! This two-day course will give students the opportunity to learn various aspects of the art of engraving, from how to prepare a graver and plate to perfecting the skills of basic, core cuts before translating them in to designs. Over the weekend students will develop a solid base knowledge to apply in future jewellery and silversmithing projects.
Day One: Skill tutorial and practice: Demonstration of how to prepare a graver and all the aspects of sharpening, with explanations of different types of gravers and their uses. Preparing copper plates and practicing cut techniques. How to approach design for engraving.
Day Two: Design and Create : Students will draw up, design and engrave their own plate/item.

Your Tutor: Having studied several techniques, including engraving, at the Italian mint in Rome, Dario Batzella moved to Edinburgh to work for Hamilton & Inches in May 2017 as a Trainee Engraver. Since joining the team, he has created award-winning pieces and brought a wealth of artistry, passion and talent.

What to bring:  We’ll provide all the things you will need to start your engraving journey including your own graver which you can take home with you at the end of the weekend. Tools and copper will also be provided. Silver will be available at cost price.

Please note that this is a skill building weekend and does not have a prescribed final outcome.

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 outside our studio or we can advise you of nearby places to buy food. Refreshments provided.

**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to events outside of our control or lack of attendees. If this occurs you will be notified before the class is due to commence and offered a choice between a replacement class or a full refund of your fees**



Course Info

Dates – 28th and 29th May 2022

Times – 10am – 4.30pm with break for lunch



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