Silversmithing Two Day Workshop - Vessels and Containers (short course)

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Why study this course?

This two-day intensive course is designed to give individuals with some previous experience in silversmithing an opportunity to focus and develop a personal project or to continue a project from our term-time course From Metal Sheet to Hollow Form.

More about this course

The course will focus on key silversmithing techniques as well as providing creative tools for developing and realising your ideas into a three-dimensional metal piece. You'll be encouraged to explore your own creative and experimental approach to making.

We will cover silversmithing techniques including sinking, hand raising, planishing and large-scale soldering. These will be followed by discussions and demonstrations of finishing techniques.

Classes will be kept small with a maximum of six students.

The course is aimed at silversmithing students and professionals from related fields.

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Course structure

Conversations with individual students will be supported by demonstrations. The workshop is tailored for an intimate group of up to six students and you will benefit from one-to-one support as well as group discussions.

Course Leader Adi Toch will be supporting students through designing and making a vessel form, employing silversmithing techniques such as sinking, raising and planishing.

By the end of the course, you will have: 

  • expanded your technical and design vocabulary
  • gained confidence in silversmithing techniques through the development of your ideas into a unique object

What our students say

"To be guided by such an outstanding silversmithing teacher as Adi Toch was a privilege."

"Very good to have the workshop space and some dedicated time all day to work."

Course dates

Course dates Autumn dates will be confirmed in August
Length Two consecutive days?
Day and time

10.30am to 5.30pm

Maximum class size 6
Contact hours 12


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?

You will be required to bring:

  • a?cotton apron (like a kitchen apron)?to protect your?clothes
  • appropriate protective shoes
  • a towel
  • a pair of compasses
  • any hammers or other tools you may have
  • the project(s) you wish to work on

You will also need to order your material of choice, which you should discuss ahead of time with your tutor. Please get in touch with the tutor about this once you have booked.?

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.