MASTERMAKER Rebecca de Quin FRI 14 JUN

Date: Friday 14 June, 2024

Start Time: 2.00pm

End Time: 7.00pm

Venue: FORGE

Join us on Friday 14 June and enjoy a very special talk and workshop with the reveered silversmith Rebecca de Quin!  Apply the techniques she uses in her silversmithing to make a unique brooch designed specifically for this MasterMaker workshop.

What is our MasterMaker Series?
These monthly events embody what FORGE stands for: exceptional design, the preservation of skills, and the sharing of knowledge. They are limited to 10 people for a unique & intimate, exclusive experience with a highly skilled & accomplished designer. 

During 5 captivating hours, you’ll engage in a talk, witness a live demonstration, and partake in a hands-on workshop, all guided by the MasterMakers themselves. The event concludes with a relaxed chat and mingle over wine and delicious sushi from our neighbours Mugen

Limited places available! Booking essential.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!

Price is per person.

What will I make?

Following an insightful talk, you will partake in an exclusive afternoon making a unique silver brooch designed specifically for this MasterMaker workshop.

What will happen on the day?

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Rebecca talk about her journey and how her work has evolved over the years, handle some of her stunning work, hear about her processes, and how she has develop the latest body of embossed work.

After the talk, Rebecca will demonstrate the embossing technique for your brooch and then you will experiment with different punches and create a brooch with a discrete, cleverly incorporated pin!
You will also:
Gain new insights into design thinking and how to approach jewellery making with a fresh perspective.

Learn Rebecca’s unique punch and embossing techniques, understanding how to manipulate metal to create beautiful forms.

Develop a deeper understanding of how metal moves and behaves.

Explore how to solve design challenges, incorporating functionality with aesthetic appeal.

Gain a deep appreciation of simplicity in form, function and making

What skills do I need?

Difficulty Level: EASY

Some basic understanding of jewellery making is helpful but to essential. 

What should I bring?

- All materials will be provided.

- Reading glasses (if you need them!) 

What should I wear? 

Clothes: Casual and not too precious as they may get a bit dusty or damaged.  Avoid long, loose fitting sleeves and anything that might catch or get caught whilst you are working.

Shoes: Casual flat shoes and no open toed sandals in case you drop a hammer or something hot on them!

Hair: Tie long hair back.

Who are my instructors?

Rebecca de Quin Rebecca is a London based silversmith and fine metal artist with 30 years of studio practice experience. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and is represented in many collections including The V&A museum and The Crafts Council.

A founder member of Contemporary British Silversmiths and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Rebecca trained at Middlesex Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, where she currently teaches on the Jewellery and Metal MA programme.

Inspired by practical modernist precedents, Rebecca designs and makes contemporary containers and tableware to encourage use and enjoyment of precious and non-precious metal. Using the traditional skills of metalworking, she explores the vessel as an evolving form, to question perceptions of silver objects in the home. Her unique, handmade pieces attempt to blur the boundaries between art, craft and design in order to exist as engaging and covetable, complimentary additions to 21st century living.

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.