Cuttlefish Casting Weekend

Anna Watson

Cuttlefish casting is an ancient technique of casting in metal using found cuttle bones that get washed up on the beach. Two bones are rubbed together to form a flush flat surface between which you can press objects and scratch designs. Creating a pour hole you can then melt and pour molten metal into the mould creating beautiful cast designs that retain some of the texture of the cuttle.

This course is suitable for all levels.

Red Room, Phoenix Art Space

Most materials are provided including cuttle bones and a limited amount of pewter and silver. Extra silver can be purchased on the day, silver is between 60-79p per gram, it fluctuates daily. Please bring design ideas and objects you wish to cast.

Anna has been an artist, designer and maker for many years, she achieved a First Class degree in 3D Design Materials Practice at the University of Brighton where she specialised in woodwork and metal. For the past eight years she has worked in the jewellery industry for commercial designers as well as local artisan jewellers. Anna has her own jewellery business where she creates jewellery ranges and works to commission. Her work has been exhibited at New Designers in London, Portal in South Wales and she has supplied her work wholesale to London Design Museum and at a selection of high end galleries in Scotland and the UK. Anna is continually developing designs and enjoys pushing the boundaries of jewellery and making. In 2018 she did a residency in Athens where she exhibited her work and in 2019 she participated in an exhibition in Munich as part of Munich Jewellery Week. Anna particularly enjoys teaching and encouraging students to develop designs and ideas.

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