RIVETS – COLD CONNECTIONS
3-day Workshop with Judy McCaig
February 3-5 2023
Duration: 24 hours
Rivets of different types are used to connect two or more separate pieces together of the same material or not, elements that cannot be soldered or reheated.
Although riveting is one of the oldest methods for joining pieces together, today its importance as an assembly technique is greater than ever.It is a simple, strong mechanical way that allows the connection of distinct layers and fragments or fragile elements; stones, ceramic or glass items in low relief or in 3D compositions, be it mobile or static. Rivets are an ideal option for joining together recycled items, found objects (objet trouvé) and natural elements.
During this course, students will have the chance to learn the new techniques, make and experiment with the various types of rivets and their uses, as well as practice on the design, composition, construction and finish of pieces. Thus, all participants are encouraged to explore the expressive possibilities that riveting offers in order to stimulate their personal creativity.
Instructor: Judy McCaig | Jewelry Artist, printmaker/painter | https://www.instagram.com/judymccaig/?hl=el
Workshop Duration: 24 hours | February 3-5 2023
Schedule: Friday to Sunday, 11:00-15:00 & 16:00-20:00
Number of Participants: 6-8 people
Participation cost: 380 € + VAT 24%
Each participant has to know the basic techniques of goldsmithing
Judy McCaig is a Scottish jeweller, printmaker/painter. She was born in Edinburgh in 1957. From 1975-79 she studied at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee, Scotland. In 1980, on completing a one-year post-graduate, specialising in jewellery and photography, she was awarded The Scottish Education Department Major Travel Scholarship to study Native American Indian art in the USA. Later the same year, she continued her research at the Royal College of Art in London, graduating with an M.A. in 1983.
Since then, her travels have taken her to faraway places, Indonesia, Egypt, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and Thailand. On her return to London, she studied printmaking for three years and set up her studio there in 1987. Since 1991 she has lived and worked in Barcelona, Spain. Since 2001 she has taught at the Massana School of Art in Barcelona and the Taller Perill since 2009. She has been a visiting lecturer in Schools and Workshops in Germany, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Chile, Argentina, the USA, the UK, and Canada. Her work has been shown extensively at galleries and museums worldwide.