Jewellery making: all levels

Course Dates: 14/01/20 - 17/03/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Felix Denby
Katrin Spranger

Looking to progress your jewellery making skills with the guidance of an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate jewellery maker and woud like to improve your design and push your technical skills to a higher standard this course is for you.


What is the course about?

If you have some jewellery-making experience this course will help you to set your own projects, develop your ongoing making skills, discover different techniques, and consider new ways of approaching design and making. The tutor will support you to set your own projects, encouraging you to develop your personal designs and pursue your jewellery making objectives.

What will we cover?

There will be guided exercises set by the tutor to help you develop your design ideas, set your own projects and realise your own jewellery pieces. The tutor will discuss your personal objectives and encourage you to experiment with materials and processes to develop truly individual work. Where required the tutor will offer optional structured projects, demonstrations and discussions. You should bring ideas with you of what you would like to make, and with guidance from the tutor you will realise these plans at your own pace, picking up new skills, techniques and approaches along the way.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- understand the working properties of metal and other materials
- Confidently set your own projects, developing ideas, experimenting with materials to create unique work.
- Use a range of techniques used in the making of jewellery pieces.
- Use a range of hand tools and types of machinery with confidence
- Recognise and implement good health and safety practice in the workshop.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is not suitable for complete beginners - you should be confident in basic jewellery-making skills
such as piercing, filing, drilling, annealing, soldering, bending and forming. You should be familiar with properties of
commonly used metals in jewellery, and be aware of basic health and safety issues in the studio.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations and hand-outs, and health and
safety information. It will be beneficial if you can take part in informal group discussions. You should be happy using
numbers, able to do simple measurements and calculations, and recognise and draw simple geometric shapes.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is held in a well-equipped workshop setting, and is taught through demonstrations and photographic examples, with individual support and advice given to guide and extend your abilities. The tutor will guide you in developing your own work.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

City Lit provides most of the tools and equipment you will need for jewellery-making, and basic materials in reasonable quantities such as base metals, paper, enamel, chemicals, and sundries (etching resist, polishing compound etc.) However you will need to buy some specific items such as saw blades, precious metals, and stones. You will also need a sketchbook for your design work and to write notes. As you gain experience you might want to invest in your own tools.
You will need to provide your own metal if wishing to work in silver or on a large scale. Your tutor will be happy to

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:

VV656 Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Katie M
VV616 Precious metal clay: setting stones
VV122 Jewellery workshop after work: colour.


Customer Reviews 7 item(s)

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This is an excellent course for both novice and more experienced jewellery makers. Even though it was quite busy the teacher always took the time to provide individual feedback and answer questions. I liked that the structure of the course.
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Review by Johanna K / (Posted on 25/11/2019)
Do it... Its very relaxing and you will be well lead by the tutor, who is very patient, kind and well informed. A great class atmosphere is fostered.
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Review by L / (Posted on 04/06/2019)
You are able to work on your own projects while receiving excellent help from the tutor when you need it. The tutor is brilliant with advice on design, demonstrating best jewellery techniques and passing on an enormous amount of information on sources and general jewellery knowledge.
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Review by Brigitte / (Posted on 05/03/2019)
That the course is great as is the teacher but expensive
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/02/2019)
Excellent for absolute beginners and more experienced jewellers. Good atmosphere and lots of help available - critical discussions focussed on teaching and improving!
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Review by Ray / (Posted on 07/11/2018)
I absolutely LOVED this course, and learned SO MUCh over 11 weeks. I was warned by another student at the beginning that it would be "addictive"- oh dear it surely was! I have signed up for practically everything going on the strength of it, and significantly my life is heading in a different direction because of it. As for the skills of the teacher -superlative! It was a real privilege to work under someone so knowledgeable. I told her, Terminator-style- "I'll be back."
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Review by Patz / (Posted on 09/07/2015)
I found this a most productive course, the pace for new skills was well managed, never dull, very enjoyable and great sense of satisfaction.The tutor was always calm and always managed a one-to-one for everyone each session. Sharing achievement and efforts at the end gave all a sense of inclusion.
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Review by Little My / (Posted on 30/06/2015)
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Course Code: VV821

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Tue, day, 14 Jan - 17 Mar '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £329.00
Senior fee: £263.00
Concession: £201.00

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