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Tailor made art vacations in Scotland

Wild at Art Scotland

What inspires you? Let us compose an exclusive creative experience for you and your travel companion(s).

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Rings for Beginners

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn to make a perfectly finished, handmade ring (or two) in only two days! This beginner-friendly workshop is an easy introduction to jewelry and fine metalwork, and will cover the complete process of ring fabrication.

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Floating Stone Setting

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop participants will learn to set a small stone on top of a larger stone in order to give a piece of jewelry a layered look.

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Double Sided Chain Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to fuse fine silver jump rings together with a torch and shape them to form links without using any solder.

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Pave’ Stonesetting

Peters Valley School of Craft

The Pavé setting, (pronounced “pa-vay”), comes from the French word “to pave”, as in paved with diamonds. By closely setting small diamonds together with minimal visibility of the tiny metals beads or prongs holding the stones in place, the effect is one of continuous sparkle.

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Silver Start to Finish

Peters Valley School of Craft

Silver is one of the most beautiful and versatile materials used in jewelry production. In this workshop, you’ll experience every step involved in transforming raw, unprocessed silver into beautiful finished jewelry.

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Forming a Pouring Vessel

Peters Valley School of Craft

The goal of this course is to introduce intermediate level metalsmiths to the world of forming metal. Participants will learn to raise/sink metal and cold forge metal stock.

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Carving and Casting

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course offers a chance to explore the ancient technique of lost wax casting on a jewelry scale.

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Heirloom Flatware

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will investigate the utensils commonly found on the dining table, and in the home kitchen, ranging from forks, spoons, and knives in personal place settings, to larger serving tools suitable for casseroles and pie pans.

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Cloisonne Enameling

Peters Valley School of Craft

Cloisonné enameling is essentially drawing with wires and filling in around them with glass. Several processes will be discussed but cloisonné will be the primary technique covered. It can be simple or complex.

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Forming Dynamics: Vessels Plus

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will be exploring, and exploiting the range of dynamics which copper offers. Participants will learn angle raising using a variety of hand and vice tools, from tradition to alternative.

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Toolmaking for Jewelers

Peters Valley School of Craft

! In this workshop we will start by making a matching scribe and center punch set while we learn the remarkable properties that make steel so useful. We will then make a riveting hammer and, with any time that remains, chasing tools, burnishers, and more!

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Containers with Content

Peters Valley School of Craft

Why are tiny boxes and containers so attractive to us? What draws us in? Is it our desire to know what’s on the inside or to put our treasures in a protective case? In this workshop, you will learn how to make a basic rectangular box with a lid.

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Diminished Diameter Forging

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn techniques to create dramatic designs from heavy gauge sterling or copper wire. Hammers, rolling mill, draw plates, upright sander, files, sand paper and buffers are only some of the tools used to coordinate what you design with what you make.

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Introduction to Stonesetting

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class, participants will learn proper techniques, terminology and “tricks of the trade” in the most popular styles of setting gemstones including prongs, bezels, flush setting, burnishing and channel setting.

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