Jewellery: polishing and finishing workshop
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VV128
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
This evening workshop focuses on a range of finishes, textures and polishing of jewellery. You will learn about a variety of textures that can be applied to jewellery surfaces, and the different steps involved for polishing, from different grades of emery paper to polishing cloths and compounds.
What will we cover?
- tools to apply texture on metal surfaces
- applying texture on jewellery
- different grades of emery paper
- polishing cloths and compounds
- polishing process
- health & safety.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify texturing methods
- apply textures to jewellery
- identify the use of different grades of emery paper
- name steps involved in preparation for polishing
- identify differnt polishing cloths and compounds
- use polishing machine.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through demonstrations, handouts, advice and guidance. There will be group discussions and individual discussions with your tutor. There will be no work outside the class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
City Lit provides almost all the basic tools and equipment you will need for jewellery-making.
We also provide basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals (copper, gilding metal, etc.) and other materials (paper, enamel, etc.), chemicals (pickle, borax, etc.) and sundries (etching resist, polishing compound, etc.)
You are welcome to bring along any projects you would like to apply finishes to. Please bring along your own apron and safety glasses.
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.
Browse our current offer online for complemtary courses.