From Metal Sheet to Hollow Form - Making Vessels and Containers (short course)

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Why study this course?

This course will give you an insight into the process of creating vessels and hollow forms, from the initial idea stage to the final piece. You'll be introduced to several silversmithing techniques including sinking, hand raising, press forming and large scale soldering, taught by award-winning artist Adi Toch.

More about this course

This course will introduce you to key silversmithing techniques as well as providing creative tools for developing and realising your ideas in a three-dimensional metal piece. You'll be encouraged to develop your own creative and experimental approach to making.

Discussions with individual students will be supported by demonstrations. 

This course is taught by Adi Toch.

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

This course is suitable for those with an interest in metalwork and design processes. Some knowledge in the field would be advantageous.

What our students say

"The course tutor is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable; facilities for metalworking are great."

"The teaching was of exceptional standard; students were encouraged to be creative and adventurous. Generally the workshop was well equipped and appropriate tools were available all the time."

Course dates

Course dates Autumn dates will be confirmed in August
Length One evening a week for ten sessions
Day and time

Tuesday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Maximum class size 10
Contact hours 30


A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit.
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

What's included in the price?

In addition to the course fee there will be a charge for materials. The amount of this charge will depend on how many materials are used.

Terms and conditions

Please read our?terms and conditions?before booking.

How to apply

Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.