In this master class you will create your very own pendant, designed and crafted using saw-piercing skills.
You will begin the day with an introduction to design and metal knowledge, and Mel will guide you through the steps to cutting and sawing out your design into sterling silver. A lovely practice with one tool can create endless possibilities of designs.
This workshop has very limited spaces, so that you get one-on -one time with the teacher. You'll end the day with your finished pendant ready to wear.
Mel Young is an established contemporary jeweller whose practice spans exhibition work and studio production jewellery. She primarily engages with the idea of ‘place’ and explorations of materiality, with an emphasis on found, natural or re-purposed materials as vehicles for narrative.
She has a particular interest in low-tech making, and a firm belief that a great deal can be done with very little. As such her work explores and incorporates elements from a broad range of craft practices including textiles. Working with simple processes, such as saw piercing, is a big part of Mel’s metal-based practice, she loves the way simple linear designs and interventions can allow for playful and inventive explorations of materiality and form.
See her creative world through instagram @unnaturaljeweller