Course Overview


Spring term

Wednesday 16th January – 20th March 2019


Saturday 19th Jan, 2nd & 16th Feb, 2nd & 16th March 2019

October 2019 – new dates coming soon




10 Wednesday evenings 6-9pm

5 Saturday sessions 9.30am-4.30pm



Yvette Cannon (Saturday course)

Lesley H Phillips (Wednesday course)




Learn how to design and make your own unique, stunning silver jewellery!

This course, ideal for beginners, will enable you to design and create your own pieces of jewellery in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

To start with you will be guided through the basic principles of jewellery making and introduced to the tools you will be using, such as the piercing saw, hammers, pliers and soldering torch for silver soldering.

We will be using copper to practice with before you move onto 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 the tutor and specialist technician Heidi.

Through an informative induction, you will 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
  • Reticulation, texturing, granulation
  • Riveting, combining metals
  • Polishing
  • Basic cabochon setting