Non-precious & experimental materials

Jewellery Making with Non-precious & Experimental Materials

Explore designing and making jewellery with a range of materials using experimental, traditional and contemporary techniques. Take your pick from introductory beginner’s jewellery courses covering piercing and soldering, experimental courses exploring resin and other materials through to intermediate and advanced courses that focus on more advanced techniques.

Our courses are taught by a team of experienced expert tutors and jewellery designers. Join us in our purpose-built studio which provides you with access to industry standard equipment. We also provide basic materials for each course but please read the full course outline before you book as your tutor will list anything you need to bring along.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kathie Murphy
    Want to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin. Whether you are an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.



    Please note: you will be required to bring along some materials, listed below in section 6.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  2. Introduction to precious metal clay
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Pearson
    Want to discover one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure copper when fired. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, learn the basic techniques of working with this magic material as well as more innovative uses, to create original items of jewellery.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  3. Try it out: knotting and stringing for beads and pearls
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Beverley Sell
    By exploring a range of beaded jewellery techniques you will learn how to string beads and how to knot between beads and pearls. You will also learn how to attach simple clasps and findings to bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  4. Jewellery: wax carving workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mona Hadinejad
    Learn how to apply your jewellery designs in wax using a range of wax carving tools and waxes. You will be introduced to the lost wax casting process and where to outsource this.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00

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