Try it out: jewellery making

Course Dates: 03/04/23 - 04/04/23
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
An introduction to jewellery making techniques to enable you to make a simple silver ring. This course is ideal for beginners.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00

Course Code: VV701

Mon-Tue, day, 03 Apr - 04 Apr '23

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

The course is designed for those who have no previous experience of working with metal. We will begin with an introduction to basic techniques. You will then be able to use some or all of the techniques covered to make a simple silver ring.

What will we cover?

An introduction to cutting, annealing (softening metal with heat), texturing, forming metal and soldering.

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

- Cut and form metal
- Anneal metal
- Texture metal with hammers, punches and rolling mills
- Make a ring using various techniques
- Have an understanding of basic jewellery-making, including the health and safety in the workshop.

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

The course is for beginners and those who want an introduction to this subject area. Improvers who prefer to take a shorter course and would like a recap on introductory jewellery making techniques are also welcome.

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

Through demonstration, advice and guidance, samples and technical notes.

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

General tools and equipment will be supplied. Copper will be provided as well as a small amount of silver for making a simple ring. If you wish to make a piece in silver that requires more than the silver allocated per learner, you will need to buy the additional silver. Advice on where to buy materilas will be given by your tutor.

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?

Suitable follow-on courses may include:

VV702 - Introduction to jewellery making
VV352 - 10 Projects for jewellers
VV432 - Jewellery: soldering workshop

Your tutor will be able to advise you during the course.

Noon Mitchelhill Tutor Website

Noon Mitchelhill has been designing, making and teaching jewellery for over 20 years. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art London she has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA. Her work has been featured in a wide range of publications and major exhibitions. Noon’s range includes silver and gold jewellery for both women and men, from the highly dramatic to fine delicate pieces. She has developed her own distinctive techniques forming pieces from hand textured, fine silver sheet or coiling single lengths of fine silver wire to create unique jewellery. She introduces colour with the use of gold and oxidised silver detail.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.