The organic shapes in Scottish nature offer an endless source of inspiration for artists and craftspeople all year round. Artist Roberta Pederzoli’s own pieces combine traditional jewellery techniques with fairy-tale elegance influenced by close observation of the natural environment. This creative retreat includes a two-day workshop with Roberta and a day of exploring and enjoying Highlands Perthshire.
Join us on this slow, immersive winter break in the city of Perth to learn how to use traditional jewellery tools and design and create your first pieces of silver jewellery.
The workshop runs over two full days and takes place at the Creative Exchange in Perth, where Roberta Pederzoli also has her own studio. Roberta will introduce you to traditional basic jewellery skills such as sawing, texturing, hammering, drilling, filing, annealing, soldering and polishing. You will start working with copper to familiarise yourself with the techniques, and then move onto silver to create your own piece of jewellery.
Between the two workshop days we’ve built in a day for gathering inspiration and exploring the surroundings a bit. With many places being closed due to Covid-19 as we’re planning this winter break, we don’t have a detailed schedule for this day in the middle. But you can be sure it will be truly inspiring, in true Wild at Art fashion!
Tools and metals for the workshop are included in the price. In running the workshop we will strictly follow government recommendations to guarantee your safety.
Italian-born Roberta designs tactile and textured jewellery, recreating a sensation of fairy-tale elegance and enchantment. Her creations are influenced by an intertwining of Italian culture and Scottish environment, having lived in Scotland for more than 20 years. Visit her profile page to learn more.
I enjoy observing wood, stones, cracks, leaves, lichens and seaweeds, and find beauty where it is not always appreciated.
Perth, on the banks of the river Tay, is often referred to as the Gateway to the Highlands. It is a city steeped in history and played an important role in the life of the nation for many years.
Our accommodation is at the cosy Sunbank House Hotel, a small family run 4-star hotel set in beautiful gardens within a 10 minute walk of the city centre.
This creative break includes:
The cost is £980 per person (plus £110 to have a room to yourself). A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required at the time of booking, the rest is due 8 weeks before the start date. With the detailed pre-travel info we will also send you list of recommended things to bring, such as suitable outdoor clothing. Transport to and from Perth is not included. Personal travel insurance is required.