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September 2017

Experimental stone setting techniques – Delft, Claw and Wax (A28)

Tuesday 19 September 2017 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 21 November 2017 @ 1:00 pm
experimental stone setting from delft casting, wax forming and claw

The aim of the course is to create designs that begin with the stone. How best can you show all of its qualities? Once you understand how to create simple, reliable settings using conventional techniques you can adapt these processes to truly honour the spirit of the gemstone.

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January 2018

Explore metal manipulation techniques. Make a small vessel in copper or silver. (A29)

Tuesday 16 January 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 20 March 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

Explore ways to bend, stretch, crease and distort sheet metals like copper and silver. Design and make a small vessel in copper or silver.  (Mornings, Tuesdays).  Book Now – On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques including scoring, fold forming and raising to create 3D form from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, open ended projects that explore how to manipulate sheet metal into varied form using  hammers and stakes, mallets and punches. Then using your…

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April 2018

Encapsulating techniques for jewellery: watch lenses and related cold connections (A30)

Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 26 June 2018 @ 1:00 pm
cold connections and encapsulation

Explore ways to give permanence to delicate objects in your jewellery. Encapsulation techniques using methods from resin to watch lenses for jewellery.  Book Now On this course we explore methods to add secondary and perhaps more delicate elements to your metal jewellery.  You’ll produce a range of tests that explore how to use tabs, screws and rivets for joining rigid and flexible elements together. You’ll also have the chance to experiment with watch lenses for jewellery purposes. Much like a picture frame, lenses offer the…

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June 2018

It’s here! Our new jewellery programme for 2018/19

Saturday 9 June 2018 @ 8:00 am - Friday 31 August 2018 @ 5:00 pm
preparing new jewellery study programme

We’ve just released our new programme for 2018/19… please bear with us as we make tweaks to the pages. If links aren’t working or dates seem weird, we’d be pleased if you’d  email us so we can put it right!    

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September 2018

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

Tuesday 11 September 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 20 November 2018 @ 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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January 2019

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

Tuesday 15 January 2019 @ 10:00 am - Saturday 16 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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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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