A Thai-inspired Silversmith Class in Chiang Mai
A Thai-inspired Silversmith
Class in Chiang Mai
Master the first steps of jewellery making with our full day introduction of one of the most
recognisable handicraft. Join a team of professional crafts(wo)men in designing a
personalized silver ornament at Chiang Mai’s Art Lab to bring home with you.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Thai handicraft and Chiang Mai: both resemble the impressive beauty of Thailand and the way it captures the imagination of what skilled artisans can fabricate using nothing but their material knowledge and gathering skills.
It is true that many visitors travel to Chiang Mai to get a taste of the cradle of Thai handicraft and with various types to choose from, picking a souvenir to bring back home often faces challenges for the guests. Renowned regions such as Sangkampaeng and Baan Tawai display the finest in umbrella and material painting, woodcarving and lacquerware where one can see the masters at work in their shop. This weekday venture puts customers now inside the workshop as you will learn the basics in silverware manipulation and create your piece of jewellery.
10:00 - 16:00
With plenty of time in the morning to get ready, you will be picked up from your centrally-located hotel in Chiang Mai to the Nova Art Lab in the heart of the ‘Rose of the North’. The team of this professionally-run art and handicraft centre, specializing in working with particularly silver, welcome you to their humble working abode at around 9:30 am. Comprising of both professionally-trained Thai and western design team and trainers, the day commences with an introduction of what’s in store for the coming 5 hours (the class takes 6 hours and includes a one hour break for lunch). As the classes are always small, you will be guaranteed to get personal, hands-on attention to master required techniques such as sawing, piercing, hammering, soldering and surface treatment.
Collaborating with the team on-site, it will be your goal to walk out the art lab with your piece of silver jewellery as a perfect memento to your Chiang Mai stay (NB: the course excludes the cost of the material – silver in this respect. Depending on your creation, the charges for the material will have to be paid on spot by the guests. Prices per gram are around US$ 2 and an average ring will use approximately US$ 25 -30 in silver, depending on the current market price of silver).
Halfway through the class, a one hour break for lunch will be taken before finalizing your design. At the end of the afternoon, you proudly can take your creation back home with you, styled and designed the way you like it. Finally, your crafting day comes to an end with a transfer back to your booked hotel.