January 16 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - March 27 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
length of course
Brief Description Make some stunning jewellery by releasing your creative impulse and learn more about this incredibly fulfilling craft. Use the skills you’ve learned to impress friends and family with gifts
Make some stunning jewellery by releasing your creative impulse and learn more about this incredibly fulfilling craft. Use the skills you’ve learned to impress friends and family with gifts or start your own business. You will develop your silver jewellery and stone setting skills, building on previous learning.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
Previous knowledge is essential. This could be from other jewellery classes that included soldering techniques, stone setting, metal forming and patination, casting and patterning/surface texturing.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
• Handle and recognise specialist silversmithing tools, and be able to use them safely.
• Use a variety of tools and techniques to create silver jewellery projects.
• Improve their skills with metal forming and a variety of stone setting techniques.
• Observe different techniques in practice including patination and balling.
• Understand about precious metals and the law, hallmarking, precious metal alloys.
• Prepare precious metals and stones use improved techniques and complete own projects using skills learned.
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment
This course includes £15 of silver, you will have the option of purchasing more silver and gem stones from the tutor if required.
For the first session you will need to bring:
Bring a Pen – tools will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
PLEASE NOTE: for Health and Safety reasons you must not wear open-toe shoes/sandals as it is a workshop environment.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
Start own business or take further education classes or take focussed specialist courses.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
John RothwellI have been a self-employed silversmith jeweller for over 19 years. Since leaving the School of Jewellery in 1996 I have had my own shop, have sent my jewellery all around the world, and even had my jewellery at the NEC Clothes Show. I have taught adults with Learn and Train at various community colleges for over 10 years. Courses have included Beginners, Intermediate and City & Guilds silver smithing and jewellery making courses.