13, 20, 27 September &
4,11, 18 October 2022
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November &
6 December 2022
Gift vouchers available
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
All skill levels welcome.
What will be covered in the class?
Over this six-week course, artist tutor Beccy Gillatt will gently guide you through traditional jewellery making techniques and designing methods to enable you to develop and craft your own creations.
What will students leave the class with?
Learners will leave the course with at least 3 finished pieces of jewellery designed and crafted by hand.
Over the course, you will focus on the following skills and techniques:
1 Week – Saw piercing project
2-3 Weeks – Beginners – Doming or spoon making / Returners – locket or spoon making
2-3 Weeks– Beginners – Tube setting or cabochon setting / Returners – Channel setting
Week 1 – 2 – movement (beginners – flared spinner ring / advanced learners – spinner ring, – or your own project which has moving parts)
Week 3-5 – repeat pattern project (making a blanking tool to cut multiples of the same shape to use as components for jewellery items).
Week 6 – add a stone setting to your work
What will I need to bring?
Tools and equipment are included in the course fee.
Copper materials are included, however materials will be available to purchase from the tutor during the course. If you would like to bring your own materials this information will be sent to you weekly and will depend on your design and choice of stones.
Materials will range from £50–£70 depending on your designs and stones of choice. The tutor will advise you on where to purchase
Jewellery Studio. The jewellery studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.
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 is a friendly, approachable and patient teacher giving each student plenty of tutor time in order to support them in creating their visions.