Anticlastic metal forming: a seminar on the need, the tool and the implementation of the impossible

Oct 30, 2015 | Intensive Courses, Workshops, Νέα, Όλα τα νέα

5-day seminar with Akis Goumas

November, 27-28-29 & December, 5-6 2015

Duration: 20 hours


The intention to imitate nature is what probably led the Mycenaean goldsmith to create a series of gold jewelry with anticlastic surfaces. Thirty three centuries later, a great Finnish master metalsmith, Heikki Seppa, will name this technique “Anticlastic Metal Forming” and will develop it both theoretically and practically in comparison to the conventional “Synclastic Metal Forming” technique.
In this seminar, we will explore the relation among the artist’s need for expression, the thinking on the design of the tool that will help in the implementation and the final shaping of the idea on metal.

*An anticlastic surface is one with opposite curvatures at any given point.

Instructor: Akis Gοumas (
Seminar duration: 20 hours / November, 27-28-29 & December, 5-6 2015
Schedule: Friday 27/11, 18:00-20:00
Saturday 28/11, 11:00-14:00 & 15:00-18:00
Sunday 29/11, 11:00-14:00
Saturday 5/12, 11:00-14:00 & 15:00-18:00
Sunday 6/12, 11:00-14:00
Number of participants: 6 – 8 people
Participation cost: € 220 + VAT 23%

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on silversmithing techniques
Enrollment: Up to November, 16
Some materials and tools will be provided by the seminar organizer.

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