Ten week course
No booking at this time
In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, bookings for our Spring term of classes are temporarily closed. We are currently working with tutors to reschedule courses and will provide updates on revised dates at the earliest opportunity.
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Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Learners at all levels will be welcome in this class, from beginners to experienced makers.
What will be covered in the class?
This creative course will cover a range of techniques to enable learners to create their own unique pieces of jewellery.
Choose a project to design and your tutor will introduce skills for you to complete your project. With demonstrations in a variety of silversmithing disciplines you will practice new making techniques and create your own jewellery pieces. Students will be supported by an experienced tutor and will progress at a pace that suits them.
Those who attended last term will be introduced to new skills and will be able to refine and develop topics that have already have been covered.
The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.
What to bring?
Students will need to purchase some of their own materials. This will cost on average £80 per term depending on size and metals, as advised by the tutor. Beccy will provide guidance on trusted suppliers to ensure best quality and value materials are bought. Some materials will be available to purchase from the 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 heels or dolly shoes) this is for health and safety reasons as we will be working with hot materials and open flames.
Beccy Gillatt is a Buckinghamshire-based silversmith who has been teaching adults for over 15 years. With a MA from the Royal College of Art in goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery, Beccy has gone on to show her work in galleries and fairs all over the world, including the Goldsmiths fair and Collect. She was also awarded the Goldsmiths Company Future of Design Award for Silversmithing (2001) and Goldsmiths Company Young Designer.
Beccy’s website ︎