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Edwards and Lamb - teachers
You can include ArtisanCam in your teaching in a number of ways, from classroom activities guided by the classroom workshop video clips to research using timelapse, techniques, influences or questions sections or using the interactive online learning tools. Featured artists usually have seven sections and the table below will tell you what you should expect to see:

Through using the site, and being encouraged to discuss, reflect on contemporary jewellery and by creating and modifying the work they produce, pupils will know, do or understand the following:
  1. identify the materials used in jewellery [see 'timelapse Carla Edwards, timelapse Hannah Louise Lamb' - Techniques, Carla Edwards and Hannah Louise Lamb'].
  2. identify techniques used in producing jewellery using a variety of materials [eg. silver, resin, fabric. 'timelapse and techniques: Jewellery, see also Carla Edwards and Hannah Louise Lamb'].
  3. use cardboard and coloured pencils to produce designs for brooches and necklaces with scissors and glue and laminating pouches[see 'workshops' - 'classroom Jewellery workshop'].
  4. create a badge or brooche [see 'workshops' - 'classroom Jewellery workshop'].
  5. analyse others work and make comments about why some designs are more successful than others [see 'workshops' classroom Jewellery workshop''].
  6. realise that there are contemporary artists and craftspeople who create art as a living and who derive their income from commissions and sales [passim].
  7. understand the motivations behind the choice of art as a career ['questions'].
  8. understand that an artist's relationship with nature and a place can influence their work ['influences'].
  9. to review what they and others have done, say what they think and feel about it and what they might change.
  10. to make comments about the work, showing understanding of why these materials were used.['timelapse, techniques, questions]
You may find other ILOs equally or more applicable to your pupils' needs.
cross curricular
Carla and Hannah make jewellery in very different ways. Carla uses resin which sets by chemical reaction and Hannah makes jewellery from precious metals using techniques that involve heat and abrasion.

Science KS 2
Changing materials.
Design Technology KS 2
Evaluating processes and products.
Carla Edwards and Hannah Louise Lamb are making new works to show at Origin 2006 which was held at Somerset House, London and organised by the Crafts Council of England.
Carla Edwards and Hannah Louise Lamb are demonstrating techniques used in the production of their work for Origin 2006 which was held at Somerset House, London and organised by the Crafts Council of England.
Carla Edwards and Hannah Louise Lamb chose to visit Edinburgh Botanical gardens and Paint Shed DIY store, Edinburgh respectively.
classroom workshops
The Jewellery classroom workshop is led by artist Carla Edwards. She demonstrates working with card and a laminator to produce brooches and necklaces. The activity used a mixed group of year 5 and 6 pupils from a large urban school.

The Jewellery workshop shown uses the following materials:
  1. scissors and glue sticks
  2. cardboard and coloured pencils
  3. laminating poaches
You may also find these things useful:
  1. gold leaf or aluminium strips
  1. gold leaf is very fine and quite difficult to handle but is worth the effort if you persevere
  2. When colouring the designs use coloured pencils rather than felt tips the result is more pleasing
  3. Encourage the children to design their work including a selling price
The artists answer questions about their work
other interesting sites (relating to this terms activity)

Crafts Council

National Society for Education in Art and Design

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activity - Jewellery Designer
Jewellery Designer replicates the processes used by Carla Edwards in her resin jewellery.