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Fretwork Laboratory

Apply now to start in October 2020. Our laboratories are specialized and for small groups. Places are limited. You can register now for this laboratory 2020/2021

Studying Jewellery at Laboratorio

The Jewellery workshops are designed for students wishing to focus their future on the world of antique and contemporary jewellery.

In this laboratory, you will obtain everything you need to develop a professional career in the world of jewellery, and you will acquire the ability to know how to use each of the techniques to be applied at will.

In these workshops, you will work in a stimulating training environment where creativity, innovation, originality and excellence are encouraged and valued.

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Why choose this course at Laboratorio Firenze?

Florence is the most important city in the history of jewellery in Italy and in Europe and it boasts the best goldsmiths. In Florence, you can visit and participate in seminars that have been following this wonderful tradition for years and you will learn the techniques to be among the best professionals.

As long as there are places and you have been admitted, you can start at any time. Our lessons are for small groups and you will be followed by our tutor, in accordance with your level at the start of the course. In these courses, we do not admit more than 12 participants per tutor in each class.

As well as being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a long tradition and a worldwide reputation in the world of fashion and art, perfectly intertwining tradition, contemporaneity and modernity.

All those mix perfectly in the jewellery art.

You will have the possibility, in different phases of the course, to work in a company or organization in this field, collaborating with them and developing business projects where you will acquire the necessary experience to realize events focused on the exhibition of your works.

You will learn traditional and modern techniques with particular attention towards the design of jewellery and artistic objects through different techniques and distinguished masters.

At Laboratorio Firenze, you will share communal spaces with artists from different disciplines with whom you can share ideas and projects.

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Tutor: Yuko Inagawa

All our courses are personalized

We will assist you with care and dedication, making sure that all your efforts and doubts are resolved at your own pace, accompanied by your tutors always with the utmost availability and commitment.

A maximum of 12 students per course allows us to follow the technical and artistic evolution of each student.

Courses are held on:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
In the morning: from 9,00 to 12,00
In the afternoon: from 13,00 to 16,00 or from 16,00 to 19,00

Laboratory Description

(Minimum a month)

In this laboratory you will learn to cut an extract internal shapes from the pieces. Openwork can be made in gold, silver, copper, nickel silver, bronze, etc.

The fretwork (also perforation) is essential for the construction of jewellery; it is indispensable for cutting out the various parts making up the jewel from the raw sheet, which will then be assembled and welded together.

Perforation allows for obtaining the most various types of decorations in order to make the jewel lighter, and more elegant with an alternating of full and empty parts. After having drawn the desired design on the sheet, the blade of a saw is used to perforate the sheet, carefully following the outline of the decoration or the traced item.

The perforation also makes it possible to prepare for embellishing special types of settings. The embellishing consists of the widening of the part under the perforation; in this way the gemstone is able to obtain light from underneath and at the back of the jewel as well, thereby being enhanced with a particularly valuable finish.

You will develop a workbook during the entire process including your projects, photographic images, drawings and applications that you have made yourself so you can present a professional portfolio.
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate and diploma that will guarantee your knowledge and level attained.

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