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Silversmithing Jewellery – Workshop

Learn how to design and make your own unique, stunning silver jewellery on this comprehensive introductory course.

Course overview

This practical course is available to study in either our spring, summer or autumn term on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Check out the term dates and different course options below.

Dates

Wednesday 5 October – Wednesday 7 December 2022

Duration and times

10 Wednesdays 18.00–21.00

Tutor

Lesley H Phillips
Imogen Hughes (assistant)

Fee

£339

Class capacity

14

Dates

Saturday 15, 29 October, 12, 26 November, 10 December 2022

Duration and times

5 Saturdays 9.00–16.00

Tutor

Yvette Cannon
Imogen Hughes (assistant)

Fee

£339

Class capacity

14

Dates

22 October, 5, 19 November, 3, 17 December 2022

Duration and times

5 Saturdays 9.00–16.00

Tutor

Yvette Cannon
Imogen Hughes (assistant)

Fee

£339

Class capacity

14

Dates

Wednesday 18 January – Wednesday 22 March 2023

Duration and times

10 Wednesdays 18.00–21.00

Tutor

Lesley H Phillips
Imogen Hughes (assistant)

Fee

£339

Class capacity

14

Dates

Saturday 21 January, 4, 18 February, 4, 18 March 2023

Duration and times

5 Saturdays 9.00–16.00

Tutor

Yvette Cannon
Imogen Hughes (assistant)

Fee

£339

Class capacity

14

Dates

Saturday 11, 25 February, 11, 25 March, 1 April 2023

Duration and times

5 Saturdays 9.00–16.00

Tutor

Yvette Cannon
Imogen Hughes (assistant)

Fee

£339

Class capacity

14

Course details

Developed for beginners, the course will enable you to design and create your own pieces of jewellery in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. You'll be guided through the basic principles of jewellery making and introduced to the tools you'll be using such as the piercing saw, hammers, pliers and blowtorch for silver soldering.

You'll start with copper for practice before moving on to working with silver. Your first silver piece of jewellery will be a ring sized to fit you. After the introduction to these skills, the second half of the course provides the time to work on your own collection of jewellery, under the guidance of tutor, Lesley H Phillips or Yvette Cannon, and accompanying technician, Imogen Hughes.

Through an informative induction, you'll also be provided with all the relevant health and safety information needed regarding good workshop practice.

One of the great advantages of working in silver is that it is relatively easy to continue working at home after the class without a big investment, as you can use a small selection of tools to start with. Each session will cover a specific area, with examples, and will be followed by a practical mini brief to enhance your design and practical skills.

  • Piercing
  • Soldering
  • Texturing, granulation
  • Riveting, combining metals
  • Sanding, polishing and burnishing
  • Basic cabochon setting

Find out more by clicking the profile below.

tutor for jewellery making course

Yvette Cannon

Yvette Cannon has been making and designing jewellery for over 30 years. Following an early career working in wood she started an...

This course aims to:

  • Provide you with a fundamental practical understanding of the essential techniques to continue your jewellery making at home
  • Encourage and develop your creative potential and confidence
  • Widen your understanding and appreciation in the art of jewellery making

  • You'll have a comprehensive overview, understanding and hands-on practical experience working with silver
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate get in touch with the course team at shortcourses@aub.ac.uk

This introductory course assumes students possess no previous knowledge and is suitable for beginners, or those with some previous experience who wish to improve their skills. Suitable for budding jewellery makers aged 18+.

Please note that the first 4 classes will cover the core learning elements so it's recommended that you do not sign up to this course late as your learning and enjoyment may be considerably impacted by missing these early fundamental classes.

  • Notebook and pen/pencil to jot down ideas or information given.
  • You should wear old clothes or an apron and flat, closed toe shoes.
  • Your glasses if need for close work and a hairband if you have long hair!

You'll need to purchase your own silver. This can be purchased independently (a list of suppliers will be available in class) or through the course tutor on the first lesson.

The cost per student will vary, depending on the amount of silver used. Projects can be designed to suit everyone’s budget.

Important information about evening and weekend courses

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How to Enrol

Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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FAQs

If you have any questions about our Evening and Saturday Short Courses, you may find the answers in here.

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Short Courses Booking Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking onto our Evening and Weekend courses.

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