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WEEKLY CLASSES

If you are a beginner, our weekly classes will introduce you to the skills used in jewellery making and enable you to make your own piece of jewellery with confidence. During each 8-10 week block we teach you new skills whilst refining your acquired ones. Teaching will involve practical demonstrations and one to one guidance which will enable each student to develop their own projects and create their own unique piece of jewellery.

You will learn:

• Annealing and pickling
• Soldering
• Sawing and Filing
• Roll Printing
• Piercing
• Patination
• Twisting Wire
• Creating textures on sheet metal
• Making your own findings
• Making a chain
• Cold connections (riveting)

You will learn to use specialist equipment including:

• Forming Tools including mandrels, doming blocks and disc cutters
• Jewellers saw
• Pliers
• Pendant drills
• Hammers
• Hand files
• Rolling mill
• Soldering equipment and torches

Once you have completed our Beginners Course, you can move on to discover more techniques and explore the design process further. During each 8-10 week block we continue to teach you new skills which will involve practical demonstrations and one to one guidance from the tutor. 

You will learn:

• Enameling (using vitreous enamel including sgraffito, stenciling, plique a jour, basse taille)
• Enameling (using liquid enamel)
• Keum Boo
• Granulation
• Stone setting (bezel, tube and flush)
• Making a ring
• Photo etching
• Etching using various stopout materials
• Patination
• Creating catches and lockets

You will learn to use specialist equipment including:

• Enameling kilns
• Etching baths
• Ring seizers and mandrels
• Forming Tools including mandrels, doming blocks & disc cutters,
• Jewellers saw
• Pendant drills
• Hammers and files
• Rolling mill
• Soldering equipment