The small class size enables each student to work on an individual sustained project throughout the term with assistance from two tutors to provide expert one-to-one tuition. All basic jewellery techniques are covered: piercing, soldering and applying texture to the metal. In addition, a selection of more specialised processes such as sand casting, resin, keum-boo and fold forming are taught throughout the course, as students’ individual interests and project requirements emerge.
All materials are included, with the exception of silver, which can be purchased at cost at the School. The course is structured so that each student will finish the term with a piece or collection of jewellery and having added to their knowledge of jewellery making.
The course is designed so that terms can be taken separately or more than one taken together to consolidate and deepen the learning. Tutors work with each student individually, allowing each person to work at their own level. Students will finish each term with a body of large and small scale work in a variety of media.