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Spooning with Silver

Spoons have existed for centuries in all shapes and sizes and are one of the oldest inventions by man. Like Mary Poppins sang, "A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down," so come and make your own spoon out of silver in this workshop! Here you will learn the basic technique for forging a spoon.

For whom?

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. No prior knowledge is required.

By whom?

The workshop is given by silversmith 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 i.a. Gijs Bakker and Koen Wijngaerden.



  • Dates: 17 till 19 August 2022
  • You register for three days
  • Number of participants is limited to six
  • You can register via the DIVA webshop

The workshop takes place in the atelier of DIVA, Kaasstraat 7, 2000 Antwerp, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.


€345 for three days, including one bar of silver for one spoon.

How are spoons made?

Forging a spoon is a very intense process. You start from a bar of silver that is gradually forged into a shape using an anvil and a large cutlery hammer. During this process there is a combination of hot and cold forging. The massive rods are fired red hot, and worked with hammer and pliers. The more you go to the finish of the spoon, you move on to intermediate annealing and then cold working.

During the workshop you will learn step by step everything about how to shape and finish your spoon. Forging is a very old technique that is simple and fun to do. Seeing a hard and precious material transform into a beautiful and usable object is an almost magical experience.

No prior knowledge is required for the workshop and it is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. 

More info?

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

Are you forced to cancel your workshop? Up to two weeks (14 days) before the start of the workshop you pay € 50 administration costs. If you cancel less than two weeks before the start, you owe the full amount. You can always propose a substitute. The organizer reserves the right to cancel a workshop in the event of insufficient (paying) registrations or force majeure. Then you will be refunded the full amount.


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DIVA, Suikerrui 17-19

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