• One week intensive immersion in engraving metals run by Danae Creswell. You will cover using hand and air powered tools, sharpening, design, patterning techniques and finishing. You will work on a number of pieces of increasing complexity including a small knife.

    Coming from a background in leatherwork and calligraphy, Danae began engraving knives in 2011 and asides from commissioned pieces has worked almost exclusively with knives since 2012. Trained by engraver Jeff Freeman, Danae specialises in deep relief style scrollwork and works in a wide range of metals including Aluminium, Steel, Brass, Copper, Titanium, Silver, and Gold. Danae will be conducting a five-day class suitable for anyone with an interest in learning how to engrave, including knifemakers who are looking to add an extra dimension to their work.

    The week will cover:

    • Use of hand and air powered tools
    • Sharpening
    • Design and layout
    • Patterning techniques
    • Finishing metals

    Cost is $2500

    Cost includes tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea, photo USB.

    Need to bring your lunch, appropriate clothing and covered footwear

    Course Dates

  • Always wanted to get into engraving but not sure where to start? This two day introduction will cover the basics and get you going. Run by skilled engraver Danae Creswell, you will be introduced to design, using air powered tools, sharpening, patterning techniques and finishing. You will work on a sampler plate, experimenting with different patterns and textures, as well as a small jewellery item. 

    Coming from a background in leatherwork and calligraphy, Danae began engraving knives in 2011 and asides from commissioned pieces has worked almost exclusively with knives since 2012. Trained by engraver Jeff Freeman, Danae specialises in deep relief style scrollwork and works in a wide range of metals including Aluminium, Steel, Brass, Copper, Titanium, Silver, and Gold. Danae will be conducting a two-day class suitable for anyone with an interest in learning how to engrave, including knifemakers who are looking to add an extra dimension to their work.

    Over the course of an evening and two-days you will cover:

    • Design and layout
    • Tool selection
    • Use of air powered tools
    • Sharpening
    • Patterning techniques
    • Finishing metals

    Cost is $850

    Cost includes tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea, photo USB.

    Need to bring your lunch, appropriate clothing and covered footwear

    Course Dates

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