Ten week course(excluding materials at approx. £80/term)
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Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Start: 15 January 2019
Tuesdays:15, 22, 29 January; 5, 12, (19 no course), 26 February; 5, 12, 19, 26 March 2019
Finish: 26 March 2019
Who is this class suitable for?
This course is suitable for all levels of skills from beginners to more experienced silversmiths and is designed to accommodate both those wishing to explore this craft for the first time and those with experience who wish to extend their skills a little further.
What will be covered in the class?
You will learn how to:
Prepare materials, and finish polish them.
Cut – using tinsnips, piercing saw and how to file metal.
Silver soldering techniques and flux.
Manipulate wire and form sheet.
Learners can work in copper, gilding metal or sterling silver.
Complete beginners are encouraged to follow these ideas:
S shaped ring - Forming - planishing – soldering polishing
Pendant saw piercing polishing
Earrings doming and forming polishing
Bangle twisting and soldering
Or Spinner ring
How you will learn
Demonstrations of practical techniques
Making samples and projects
Group discussions and shared ideas
How to prepare
Gather visuals of ideas for things you might like to make
Will you gain a qualification?
You may not gain a formal qualification but you can receive a Certificate of Attendance and Achievement from your tutor.
What to bring
Please bring a note book and pen.
If you have your own tools, these should be marked with your name.
Students will need to purchase some of their own materials. This will cost on average £80 per term depending on size and metals. All materials available to buy from tutor. Tools provided. It is advised that each student brings with them on their first lesson a sketchbook and pencil and long with an old apron to protect clothing. Also it is advisory for all students with long hair to tie it up for every lesson and to wear old appropriate clothing and cover shoes (no leggings, Shorts, Skirts, Dresses, flip flops, open toed shoes, high heals or dolly shoes ) this is for health and safety reasons as we will be working with hot materials and open flames.