Silver Jewellery Making
EXPLORING TEXTURE & FORM IN SILVER JEWELLERY MAKING
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2023
Class times 10.00 to 4.30 (with lunch break)
Learn a variety of jewellery making techniques and make a unique piece of textured silver jewellery in this 2 day course based in Studio 8, a well equipped jewellery workshop within Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline KY12 7AN.
Suitable for beginners or those wishing to further their skills.
Your tutor is Caroline Finlay who has many years experience as a practicing jeweller and enameller as well as teaching jewellery techniques and design for over 20 years.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for beginners and those with previous jewellery making experience who are interested in exploring different mark making and textural techniques.
No jewellery making skills are necessary but some knowledge will mean you can attempt more intricate pieces.
What will you learn?
Saw Piercing and drilling
Mark making with a variety of Punches and Hammers
Rolling mill embossing techniques.
Forming; Doming block and punches, mandrels
Finishing techniques; polishing, oxidising and satin finishes
Saturday will be spent learning and exploring - you will develop a variety of mark making and textural techniques, producing copper samples that will inform your final design.
On Sunday you will make a piece of silver jewellery such as a Ring, Brooch, Earrings or Pendant.
For those of you who wishing to develop existing jewellery making skills you can work on your own projects or continue to develop your skills by following the structured sessions.
More advanced techniques could include:
Classes are small to ensure everyone gets plenty of individual tuition.
What is included?
Price includes all materials except silver for your final piece should you decide to use it. This is usually between £10 and £20 depending on the scale.
Refreshments but not lunch. Please let us know in advance of any dietary requirements.
PPE equipment although you are welcome to bring your own apron, gloves etc.
Caroline will provide more detailed information on directions, what to bring, lunch, where to stay etc. after booking.
You can bring inspirational examples of texture, patterns and marks that
you may wish to develop. These could be photographs, plant forms, found items, drawings etc
that can provide a starting point. Alternatively Caroline will have sources of inspiration in the studio or you can work spontaneously.
Bring an apron if you have one.
Bring a notebook or sketchbook
Please wear shoes that cover your feet.