The Truro and Penwith College Art&Design Saturday Club thoroughly enjoyed their Masterclass with jewellery designer and maker Martin Page.
He began the session with a short talk about his background and career, then introduced the aim of the workshop: to make jewellery from copper. First, the young people learned how to use a rolling mill, and they then ran a small copper sheet through it, sandwiched with a skeleton leaf, to create an impression on the copper. They then cut around the leaf shape to create the body of the brooch and designed one or two bugs to hide the rivets. Finally, they drilled, led and riveted everything together, creating very professional-looking brooches all in one day.