Fold Forming Jewellery and Keum Boo: 10 Week Course (Evening, Tue). Book Now – On this 10 week course you will experiment with fold form jewellery and keum boo techniques. This will include scoring, fold forming, silversmithing, and you will also learn how to apply Keum Boo to your silver work to add colour and contrast to your designs. Project 1 – Scoring and fold forming metal to create 3D forms from sheet Project 2 – Keum boo application, Project…Find out more »
Jewellery class – Focus on improving your soldering skills, while developing your own jewellery project(s). Book now.
Soldering Skills – Weekly group tutorials and demonstrations examining the nitty gritty of soldering, from basic to complex procedures over 10 weeks. Personal Project – continue to develop your own jewellery projects with as much assistance as you need from your tutor.
Advanced Jewellery Making – Steps to improve soldering skills / Personal project development. 10 Week course (Evenings, Tue). Book Now – Develop your own projects with guidance from your tutor; learn how to improve soldering skills and practice new techniques to support your advancing jewellery designs. Soldering is a core skill in jewellery making and practice is essential to understand how to control heat for optimum results. On this course we will examine common mistakes when soldering, looking at ways to remedy and…Find out more »
Book now. By the end of this course you will know how to cut, file and polish metals like copper and silver, texture metal using pressing and punching techniques, hammer and punch sheet into 3d form, permanently join 2 or more elements together using traditional silver soldering techniques, forge wires into unusual and unique forms. You can make your experiments into bangles, earrings and pendants – and you will have designed and made a uniquely you ring in silver.Find out more »
Intermediate Jewellery Making – Creative chain making and other connections. 10 Week course (Evenings, Thu). Book Now -Experiment with new ways to make chains, and explore how to make rivets, links and screws to join elements together in your jewellery designs.Add creative chain making to your repertoire of techniques. Design and make your own piece of jewellery that uses some form of connectivity. Project 1 – design and make a series of units that can be linked together to make a chain.…Find out more »
Recycling silver: 10 week jewellery making course, How to identify precious metals, how to prepare, Melt and cast scrap into ingots or bars; how to process into sheet and wire. Book now.Find out more »
Recycling silver – Learn the processes involved in recycling silver on this 10 week jewellery making course. Smelt your old scraps and process the new metal into sheet or wire. Learn how to make a mould using delft sand to cast your recycled metal into a new piece of jewellery. Book now.Find out more »
Etching Techniques for Jewellery: 10 Week Course – Book now.
Project 1 – Experimentation – produce a range of test pieces that explore technique
Project 2 – Design and make a cuff in copper
Project 3 – Design and make an etched pendant in silver
On this 10 week jewellery course you will have the opportunity to explore a range of wax techniques for jewellery making, including how to make one- off models for lost wax casting. Understand how size and dimension affects the weight of your final piece in various metals and learn how to reduce weight without compromising the visual impact of your design. Make a prototype that can be reproduced to make multiples of the same design. Book now.Find out more »
10 week jewellery course in wax techniques for casting in precious metals. Book now.
Project 1 – Wax carving: design and carve a ring in wax; incorporate a stone setting.
Project 2 – Working with hot wax: make a one-off wax model for lost wax casting
On this 10 week jewellery course you will learn to design and make a pendant and a ring with a stone setting using semi-precious stones and traditional silver soldering techniques. Book now.Find out more »
On this 10 week jewellery course you will experiment with numerous fold forming techniques for jewellery. Explore how to fold and hammer sheet to create hollow, light, wearable jewellery. Topics include scoring and folding, fold forming and repousé techniques. Book now.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Explore experimental and conventional approaches to stone setting. Combine traditional and experimental techniques to produce unusual, stone-set jewellery. (Evenings, Tuesdays). Book Now – On this jewellery course we explore traditional and experimental stone setting techniques in order to re-imagine new ways to design jewellery with stones. The aim of the course is to create designs that begin with the stone as the source of inspiration. How best can you show all off the qualities of your stone? Firstly we begin with the bare fundamentals of traditional…Find out more »
Intermediate jewellery course: Learn the art of crushed stone inlay to add unique colour combinations to your jewellery. Book Now This is a fantastic way to make use of your broken and chipped semi-precious stones! Breathe new life into unwanted beads using these inlay techniques for silver jewellery! Or delve into our selection of material (pearl, lapis, turquoise) to create beautiful crushed stone inlay. In combination with your existing jewellery making skills, you will explore new ways to bring colour and vivacity to…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Explore ways to bend, stretch, crease and distort sheet metals like copper and silver. Design and make a small vessel in copper or silver (Evenings, 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…Find out more »
Stone Setting Techniques – Make a tension-set ring, learn to set using flush and claw style settings. Extend your knowledge to also make settings for fancy shaped stones. (Evening, Thu). Book Now – This intermediate jewellery course is perfect for those ready to take their stone setting knowledge to the next level. Learn the principles of tension setting, flush and claw setting. Further extend your skills to learn how to set more unusual fancy shaped stones (trillion, emerald, pear, marquis). The course is presented in short experimental projects that…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Explore ways to give permanence to delicate objects in your jewellery; encapsulating techniques using methods from resin to watch lenses for jewellery. (Tuesday, evenings) Book Now On this course we explore methods to add secondary and perhaps more delicate elements to your metal jewellery. Firstly you’ll produce a range of tests that explore how to use tabs, screws and rivets for joining rigid and flexible elements together. By incorporate these encapsulating techniques for jewellery you can create innovative designs. You’ll also have the chance to experiment…Find out more »