Teacher: Yoko Shimizu
Dates: 20 to 22 April 2018
15 hours (Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat and Sun 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00)
Cost: 350 euro + 22% VAT
This course is focused on the basics of working with epoxy resin and the exploration of various possibilities of this material. The students will learn how to mix resin, add colors, incorporate other materials during the hardening process, give form to resin through several methods, and some simple techniques to finish the pieces into jewellery.
a simple silicon mold to pour resin into
a ring in resin with a part in metal
a bracelet in resin
a pair of earrings in resin
experimentation in combining resin with other materials (paper, threads, wire, objects etc…)
Tools and non-precious materials as well as handouts on the course are supplied by the school
Yoko Shimizu, originally from Tokyo Japan, studied at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence. She has her workshop in Florence where she continues to live and work. Epoxy resin is
one of the main materials she works with and has developed her original techniques over the years. She shows her work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries in Europe and USA. She worked as an instructor of the Intensive Course at Alchimia from 2006 to 2010.