Master the art of soldering to improve your jewellery techniques.
– Soldering is a core skill in jewellery making and practice is essential to understand how to control heat for optimum results. On this soldering masterclass we will examine common mistakes when soldering, looking at ways to remedy and improve on your existing skills.
What will I learn?
We present the course through demonstration, discussion and practical application. From basic to complex procedures, we will examine the challenges we commonly face in our jewellery making practice. Consequently we will explore solutions that will have wider impact on similar scenarios.
We also look at the materials we use. What do you know about the different solders and fluxes that are available to us? We will explore the different grades of silver solder, and also all the forms it can come in. We’ll also look at a variety of fluxes. We’ll present test scenarios that help you to identify when each should be used.
What will I produce?
Since this course aims to support the technique in itself, you will have produced a wide range of test pieces that explore solders and fluxes, also experiments that demonstrate complex set-up solutions. We encourage you to document your findings throughout. Keep notes and take photos to use as a handy reference for future, challenging projects
The course fee covers the cost of all materials.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided throughout the weekend.
Course Tutor: Vicky Forrester.
Max student numbers: 6
Course Dates: Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 July 2018
Class Times: 10.00am – 5pm
Full fee £225
Course code : SM01
* If you are on a low wage, or in receipt of tax credits or other benefit you qualify for the Flux concessionary rate. This is a discretionary discount which we personally subsidise. Please consider how much you need this discount before choosing the concessionary option.