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September 2018

Exploring Shell Forms – Make Bangles, Bracelets and Cuffs (A31)

Tuesday September 11 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday November 20 @ 1:00 pm
shell forms for bangle, bracelets and cuffs

Explore ways to create beautiful shell forms from sheet, using forming techniques. Design and make a series of bangles or bracelets.(Mornings, Tuesdays).  Book Now – How can you make large bangles, bracelets and cuffs that are also lightweight and easy to wear? On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques to create beautiful shell forms from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, directed projects that explore how to curve and stretch sheet metal into varied…

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Exploring Shell Forms – Make Bangles, Bracelets and Cuffs (B31)

Tuesday September 11 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday November 20 @ 9:15 pm
shell forms for bangle, bracelets and cuffs

Explore ways to create beautiful shell forms from sheet, using forming techniques. Design and make a series of bangles or bracelets.  (Evenings, Tuesdays).  Book Now – How can you make large bangles, bracelets and cuffs that are also lightweight and easy to wear? On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques to create beautiful shell forms from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, directed projects that explore how to curve and stretch sheet metal into…

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November 2018

Keum Boo for Jewellery (KB09)

Saturday November 10 @ 10:00 am - Sunday November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Learn the art of keum boo for surface decoration on silver jewellery

Keum Boo for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Sat-Sun). Book Now – This short, weekend jewellery making course introduces students to the art of keum boo: fusing fine gold foil (24ct) to a finished piece of sterling silver jewellery. The ancient Korean technique of keum boo is both beautiful and cost effective, and over the 2-day workshop we will also highlight additional techniques that can be applied to further enhance the contrast of colour and texture to produce highly individual pieces of…

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January 2019

Make an integrated clasp for a Necklace – Box clasps to Toggles and Bayonet (A32)

Tuesday 15 January 2019 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Design and make a necklace with an integrated clasp

Learn how to make a range of effective clasps for jewellery. Design and make your own integrated clasp for  a necklace. (Mornings, Tue)  Book Now – Are you frustrated by the clasps that are commercially available to us for our jewellery designs? Nothing lets your work down more gracelessly than the ugly and fiddle-some lobster catch! So, for this term’s course we are going old school as we explore how to design and make our own clasps for necklaces. Whether you favour…

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Make an integrated clasp for a Necklace – Box clasps to Toggles and Bayonet (B32)

Tuesday 15 January 2019 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 9:15 pm
Design and make a necklace with an integrated clasp

Learn how to make a range of effective clasps for jewellery. Design and make your own integrated clasp for  a necklace. (Evenings, Tue)  Book Now – Are you frustrated by the clasps that are commercially available to us for our jewellery designs? Nothing lets your work down more gracelessly than the ugly and fiddle-some lobster catch! So, for this term’s course we are going old school as we explore how to design and make our own clasps for necklaces. Whether you favour…

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Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (C32)

Thursday 17 January 2019 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday 28 March 2019 @ 9:15 pm
examples of carved wax rings

Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (Evening, Thu). Book Now – On this 10 week jewellery course you will learn a range of the wax carving techniques we commonly use to create models for casting in silver or other metals. We’ll introduce you to the practical issues of measuring and marking, and of cutting, shaping and polishing wax objects, ready for casting. We’ll also explain about the relative weights of materials you are likely to use. In the process you’ll learn how to…

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March 2019

Beyond Metal – Interdisciplinary Craft Skills For Contemporary Jewellery Practice

Saturday 16 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 17 March 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Fabric, threads and papers can be combined with metal to make unusual jewellery

Book Now. If you love the softness of silk, delicacy of lace, intensity of leather or the natural look of cotton, and want to incorporate these qualities into your jewellery, this course is for you!

Combining textiles with metal elements can give permanence to the etherial qualities of fabric, and we will explore a number of ways to draw contrasting elements together using a variety of joining methods including cold connections like riveting, screw threading and weaving.

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Etching Techniques for Jewellery (TF11)

Saturday 30 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 31 March 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Explore etching techniques for jewellery

Weekend jewellery making workshop in etching – Book now. As well as exploring traditional mordant / resist applications used in etching we will also experiment with a form of photo etching which allows for the transfer of a photographic image to act as a resist for stopping out acid erosion of the metal surface.

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April 2019

Etching Techniques for Jewellery (A33)

Tuesday 23 April 2019 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 2 July 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Explore etching techniques for jewellery

Explore ways to add texture to your jewellery using etching techniques. Learn how to apply mordants and resists  to create interesting surface decoration on a variety of metals. (Morning, Tuesdays).  Book Now – Etching is an especially effective technique to add pattern, line and texture to your jewellery, and on this course we introduce you to a range of approaches that are particular to jewellery applications. Traditionally, etching is used by printmakers as a process for making repeatable prints on paper. However, when we…

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Etching Techniques for Jewellery (B33)

Tuesday 23 April 2019 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday 2 July 2019 @ 9:15 pm
Explore etching techniques for jewellery

Explore ways to add texture to your jewellery using etching techniques. Learn how to apply mordants and resists  to create interesting surface decoration on a variety of metals. (Evening, Tuesdays).  Book Now – Etching is an especially effective technique to add pattern, line and texture to your jewellery, and on this course we introduce you to a range of approaches that are particular to jewellery applications. Traditionally, etching is used by printmakers as a process for making repeatable prints on paper. However, when we…

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June 2019

Move Metal! Make a spoon (SP01)

Saturday 8 June 2019 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 9 June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
holding image

Make your own spoon on this two-day workshop. Take a look at all the spoons in your kitchen drawer. How were they made? On this 2 day workshop we’ll show you 2 ways to make a spoon. You can then choose your favourite method to make a real beauty to add to your collection! What will I learn? Using hammers and stakes, we focus on traditional silversmithing techniques to manipulate copper (and silver) into 3D form. Learn how we stretch,…

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July 2019

Design Challenges for Silver Jewellery – Make a one-piece Brooch (OB01)

Monday 8 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 9 July 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Design challenges for silver jewellery

Explore the key elements of brooch functionality. Experiment with alternative designs to existing solutions. Use limited tools to create a brooch from a single piece of metal.  Book Now – What mechanisms do we use to make a brooch stay firmly on your clothes? We jewellers have an array of fixtures and fittings available for purchase, that we normally solder (or glue ˚∆˚) to our designs. But many of these are downright ugly, or ineffective, and often not suitable. With a little ingenuity…

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