barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Working Clasp

Make jewellery and decorative art with laser-cutting artist Rebecca Cowley, of Working Clasp Jewellery, inspired by Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s iconic painting The Blue Bower.

Jewellery Making

7 February, 6 – 8pm

Learn basic jewellery-assembly techniques, combining laser-cut acrylic and wooden pieces inspired by the flora and patterns in the painting to make your own unique contemporary jewellery.

Prosecco, soft drinks and nibbles will be served. No previous experience necessary – and all abilities welcome. All materials provided

Decorative Wall Art

14 February, 6 – 8pm

Take inspiration from the cherry blossom depicted in the painting, use mirrored, metallic and coloured laser-cut acrylic to create your own distinctive piece of decorative art you can display in your home


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