Epoxy Masterclass with Märta Mattsson

31.10.2024 - 02.11.2024, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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31.10.2024 - 02.11.2024


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Katrin Spranger, Kelvin J Birk


K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery, Studio W11, Cockpit, Cockpit Yard, Northington St, WC1N 2NP

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Event description

‘Epoxy Elegance: Mastering surface treatments and beyond’~
3-Day Masterclass with Märta Mattssonat K2 Academy in Cockpit Bloomsbury

31 October – 2 November 2024
10am – 5pm

About the course
In the course we will be exploring how to use epoxy glue in unexpected ways. Epoxy glue is a perfect material for creating interesting surfaces on top of metal or on alternative materials like wood, found objects or clay, for chemically bonding materials without the need of adding any heat, to encrust and embellish a piece with for example crushed stone, sand or glitter, to cover or paint a surface with colours or patterns and to make small castings. The course will also cover how to attach metal brooch backs, chain and earring posts to alternative materials.

Students will be asked to bring 3-5 small objects to the class and we will be making simple open moulds with silicone putty to make small casts in epoxy glue. The students will get to create their own brooch and pair of earrings made from epoxy glue and alternative materials as well as making material samples and experiments.

The course will cover:

  • Surface treatments, encrusting, colouring and embellishing with epoxy glue
  • How to create cold connections for mixed materials
  • Basic mould making and casting in silicone putty
  • Sculpting and creating objects in Sculpey clay
  • Colouring metal surfaces with enamel lacquers
  • How to use Epoxy glue for repairs

Who is the course for

The course is open to students of all levels, no previous knowledge of jewellery making is required and the course is open to anyone who is interested in making jewellery or miniature sculptures.

About the tutor

Märta Mattsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982. She received a Master degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 2010, a Bachelor degree in jewellery art from HDK – Acadamy of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg and has been an exchange student at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and at Hawaii Pacific University. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally since 2006 in over 20 solo exhibitions and in many group exhibitions. Märta has given workshops and lectures around the theme of her work in countries like China, Belgium, Mexico, Thailand, USA, Sweden and Latvia and she was employed as a lecturer at HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts in the department for jewellery art between 2018-2021. In 2016 Märta was awarded the prize Young Applied Artists 2016 in Sweden and her pieces can be found in prestigious Museum collections like MAD – Museum of Art and Design in New York and Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.

‘My jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar.’ – Märta

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