This course is for individuals who wish to explore making statement jewellery, working with traditional silversmithing techniques to create hollow sculptural adornment for the body.
This course aims to increase your knowledge of hammering techniques, working on different scale jewellery and with a variety of forms.
You will be introduced to hand raising, using hammering to transform a flat sheet metal into a shallow or deep vessel like form. You can also explore anticlastic raising, where metal can be curved in two directions simultaneously through bending and hammering. This can be used to create organic sculptural forms or you can hammer the edges closed to make a completely hollow ring.
This course is aimed at anyone that wants to explore their creativity for making statement jewellery using silversmithing techniques. Previous knowledge of jewellery making or silversmithing can be advantageous.
The first two sessions will introduce you to the two styles of raising: small-scale hand raising and anticlastic raising. You can then go on to use these methods to fulfil your design ideas.
You can explore texturing techniques and learn how to best apply these to your jewellery.
Throughout the course you will work from drawings or models and develop them into finished statement pieces.
You will learn techniques for joining elements together and for making functional catches and pin fittings for larger brooches, necklaces or bracelets.
You will also discover how to shape an entire bangle or neckpiece using a single sheet of metal. You can work from your ideas, imagery or objects for inspiration or can progress the sample techniques into finished pieces.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
|Course dates||Autumn dates will be confirmed in August|
|Length||One evening a week for ten sessions|
|Day and time||Thursday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm|
|Maximum class size||8|
A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
The cost of materials is included in the course fee.
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.
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.
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