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We all know spoons. They exist in all shapes and sizes and are one of the oldest inventions by man. During this workshop you will learn the basic techniques for forging a spoon. You will practice with copper and when you mastered the basic technique you can get started with silver. And if you want you can add a fork to this. 

How are spoons made?

Forging a spoon is a very intense process. You start from a bar of silver that is gradually forged into a shape using an anvil and a heavy forging hammer. During this process, the silver is heated or annealed several times. This ensures that the silver can be formed during hammering.

During the workshop you will learn step by step everything about how to shape and finish your spoon. Forging is a very old technique that is simple and fun to do. Seeing a hard and precious material transform into a beautiful and usable object is an almost magical experience.

No prior knowledge is required for the workshop and it is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. 

The workshop is given by silversmith Max Gielis (° 1977). He studied silversmithing at Sint Lucas Antwerp, is a teacher at the RHoK Academy in Brussels and worked as an independent silversmith for i.a. Gijs Bakker and Koen Wijngaerden.

Practical information

The workshop will take place at Studio DIVA from 9:30 am till 4:30 pm. Participants choose at least one day from the available dates and register for the workshop via the online ticket shop of DIVA. Do you want to register for more than one day? Just select the extra days you want in the online ticket shop.

The workshop will take place from Wednesday 25 till Sunday 29 of August 2021.

Cost of the workshop: 

  • € 165 a day (including one bar of silver)(incl. 21% VAT)
  • 10% discount for friends of DIVA

Bars that have not been used can be returned if necessary. If you cancel the workshop up to 7 working days before the start of the workshop you pay an administration fee of € 50. If you cancel less than a week before the start of the workshop, you will owe the full amount. You can always propose a substitute. DIVA reserves the right to cancel the workshop if there are too little (paying) registrations. Then you will be refunded the full amount.

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