Workshop forging spoons

We all know spoons. They have existed for centuries in all shapes and sizes and are one of the oldest inventions by man. During this workshop you will learn the basic technique for forging a spoon. You will practice with copper and when you have mastered the basic technique you can get started with silver. And if you want you can add a fork to this.
Forging a spoon is a very intensive process. You start from a bar of silver that is gradually forged into shape using an anvil and a heavy forging hammer. During the workshop you will learn everything step by step about how to shape and finally finish your spoon.
This workshop is suitable for both beginners and advanced. No prior knowledge is required. Once you have been able to practice the basic techniques, you can go a step further as an advanced and forge a fork.
The workshop is guided individually by 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 Gijs Bakker and Koen Wijngaerden, among others.

Practical info
The workshop takes place in the studio of DIVA, Kaasstraat 7, 2000 Antwerp, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, unless otherwise stated.
Participants choose at least one day from the available dates and register for the workshop via DIVA’s online ticket module. Do you want to register for more than one day? Which can, then choose the extra days you wish to come when you register.

The workshop will take place on the following dates:
Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 August 2021

Cost of the workshop:
€ 165 per day (incl. one bar of silver, lunch not included).

You can request more information or apply via or +32 (0)3 360 52 52.