What is the course about?
This course will introduce you to a range of texturing techniques and is ideal for those wishing to create individual and distinctive detail in their work. It offers an opportunity for students to combine design, drawing and pattern application and gain experience of a variety of texturing processes, small batch production and development of collections.
What will we cover?
- Introduction to using pattern and surface texture in Jewellery. Contemporary jewellers using surface design.
- creating surface pattern with the rolling mill
- cutting stencils to roll through the mill
- using etched texture plates
- impressing score lines to use in folding.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify a range of surface pattern techniques and their use
- apply a range of texturing techniques including rolling and scoring using the mill, making patterns with rolled wire.
- create a pattern and then make a customised etching plate to use in the rolling mill.
- create samples to identify most appropriate process based on your design ideas
- discuss what you have learned and apply your new skills and knowledge to your jewellery practice
- apply health & safety best practice to your jewellery making.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for jewellery students with some knowledge of jewellery making processes and techniques as well as more experienced jewellers.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught by tutor presentations and demonstrations followed by practical projects and tasks. You will have the opportunity to create your own samples and take notes as well as create sketches of design ideas.
Group discussions and internet research is encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
City Lit provides most of the basic tools and equipment you will need for jewellery-making. We also provide basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals, chemicals and sundries.
You are advised that sensible footwear must be worn in studio 308. For health and safety reasons, no sandals, open shoes & small pumps can be worn – even in hot weather.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.
The courses below might complement what you learned on this course:
VV121 Jewellery workshop after work: jewellery findings
VV122 Jewellery workshop after work: colour
VV835 Jewellery making: all levels.