Silversmithing - Beginner/Intermediate

Course Overview

Throughout the year we will run three, independent, 10 week courses on Silversmithing  -

  • Course 1: On this course beginners will learn the basics of silversmithing including using a piercing saw, texturing, filing, polishing, silver soldering, making a bail and making a silver pendant. Intermediate students will design and make a silver bangle, cuff or bracelet, and explore working with other materials and silver, for example PMC, recycling, mixed metals combining copper, silver, brass, and gold.
  • Course 2:  Beginners will learn to make plain and decorated silver rings to the correct ring size. Intermediate students will learn a range of texturing and forming techniques to include reticulation, doming, fold forming, using the rolling mill for texturing silver and using hammers and stakes; and will then design and make a piece of silver jewellery using any of these techniques.
  • Course 3: You will be taught how to set semi-precious cabochon stones into a piece of silver jewellery of your choice, this could be a pendant, earrings or another ring. Intermediate students will design and produce a piece of jewellery inspired by a silversmith of your choice, whilst learning further stone setting techniques such as tube setting and simple basket setting.  This will encourage students to develop their own individual style of jewellery making, whilst preparing students for progression on to the more advanced silversmithing courses.

Course Delivery

There is progression throughout the year, however each Silversmithing course can be independent of the others – basic skills will be taught on each course as needed.

Health and safety is an important aspect of the course.

All tools are provided in a well-equipped workshop. Students will need to buy their own silver which is available from www.cooksongold.com.

The cost of materials will depend on the individual designs and choice of stones. There will be at least one project to complete on each course.

Additional Information

Studio fee is £10 

Venue(s):
Llwyn y Bryn
Course deliverable in Welsh:
No

Detailed course information

Where and when can I study?

Start Date: Mon 16 Jan 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 PLA2 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Monday   10.30am - 12.30pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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Start Date: Tue 17 Jan 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 PLB3 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Tuesday   1 - 3pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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Start Date: Tue 17 Jan 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 PLB4 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Tuesday   4 - 6pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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Start Date: Tue 17 Jan 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 ELB2 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Tuesday   6.30 - 8.30pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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Start Date: Thu 19 Jan 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 PLD2 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Thursday   4 - 6pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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Start Date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 PLA3 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Monday   10.30am - 12.30pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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Start Date: Tue 18 Apr 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 PLB5 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Tuesday   1 - 3pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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Start Date: Tue 18 Apr 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 PLB6 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Tuesday   4 - 6pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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Start Date: Tue 18 Apr 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 ELB3 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Tuesday   6.30 - 8.30pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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Start Date: Thu 20 Apr 2023 | Course Code: ZA161 PLD3 | Cost: £200

Level Beginner/Intermediate   Thursday   4 - 6pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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