An ideal course for those taking their first steps in jewellery making or more experienced students looking to extend their existing knowledge.
Students will be introduced to the traditional techniques and tools used to make jewellery, using demonstrations and structured guidance to instil confidence. The basic techniques of saw-piercing, soldering and roll printing will be covered, with the additional option to explore how to use cold connections in a creative way to incorporate non-precious materials or other found objects.
Initially using copper (which has similar properties to silver), students will then progress to using silver to create a finished piece. A range of projects will be possible within the class so suitable for students of all abilities. The week is designed to be as flexible as possible, allowing students to build their skills as well as create a finished piece in silver or a collection of work. Copper and a limited amount of silver will be provided. Extra silver can be purchased at cost if needed.