Silversmithing & Jewellery

Key Facts

Staff

Programme Overview

Spring 2017
Weekend courses in April

Summer 2017
Week-long courses in July

Autumn / Spring 2017-18
Evening and Day Courses

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Tutors

Jonathan Boyd

Hamish Dobbie

Anne Graham

Shona Guthrie

 

Programme Overview

SILVERSMITHING
Tutor Hamish Dobbie
Week 2 | 3 July to 7 July
In this course you will work with silver or copper and learn how to forge a spoon and one of the following pieces: round box, drinking cup, or small bowl. The course will cover the basic skills of sawing, soldering, forming and hammering metal as well as sanding, brushing, polishing and sandblasting metal to apply a finish. Each student will be asked to bring their own basic kit of hand tools for the course. Copper and silver can be purchased from the department during the course.
Fee £340 | Discounted Fee £315 | Places 10

INTRODUCTION TO JEWELLERY MAKING
Tutor Shona Guthrie
Week 3 | 10 July to 14 July
This course will introduce you to a variety of practical skills that form the basis of precious metal jewellery design and fabrication. You will learn how to cut, form, solder and construct silver and other metals to create wearable jewellery pieces. A range of technical and decorative techniques such as rollprinting, press forming, doming and polishing will be covered. You will work towards completing a number of simple pieces, progressing to more sophisticated techniques as your skills develop through the course. Tuition is provided on a one-to-one basis along with practical demonstrations. Each student will be asked to bring their own basic kit of hand tools for the course. Copper and silver can be purchased from the department during the course.
Fee £340 | Discounted Fee £315 | Places 10

CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY : JEWELLERY AS AN ART FORM
Tutor Jonathan Boyd
Week 4 | 17 July to 21 July
Develop and make an original design using your own personal research. Explore and engage in critical feedback and design interaction. Execute this design idea into a piece of jewellery through experimentation with material, narrative and imagery. Be experimental and try new techniques and ways of working. Identify tools and gain competence in using them. This is an intermediate level course, for students wishing to design and make contemporary jewellery in an environment that encourages experimentation and the use of a wide range of materials. Your learning will be supported by a presentation on contemporary design practice. Emphasis is put on creative and thoughtful ways of finding inspiration, helping to open your mind to the possibilities of contemporary jewellery, and creating more original designs.
Fee £345 | Discounted Fee £320 | Places 10

ADVANCED JEWELLERY WORKSHOP
Tutor Anne Graham
Week 5 | 24 July to 28 July
This course covers a broad variety of techniques suitable for the more advanced student, those who have attended jewellery Evening Courses previously, or, professional jewellers and graduates who would like to develop their existing skills. As students are generally at different levels, one-to-one tuitions will focus on developing your creative and technical skills. The aim of this course is to broaden your existing knowledge in the design and fabrication of jewellery. A broad variety of techniques will be explored to meet the individual student’s needs with group demonstrations. Some examples covered in this course have included, inlay, patination, etching, stone setting, forging and cold connections (e.g. riveting). This week will include a visit to The Roger Billcliffe Gallery to look at the work of contemporary jewellers and silversmiths and also a specialist casting/stone setting workshop with David Hempstead. Each student will be asked to bring their own basic kit of hand tools for the course. Copper and silver can be purchased from the department during the course.
Fee £345 | Discounted Fee £320 | Places 10

BOOK NOW:
 
Book your place by phoning the Department on any of the following numbers between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday:

0141 353 4596 
0141 566 1311
0141 566 1119
0141 353 4565

INFORMATION

Eligibility: Please note, courses are open to anyone over the age of 16 and we welcome students of all levels of ability. Some of these courses are suited to advanced level students and this information will be included in the course title or description.

Materials: Students will be asked to provide their own materials unless otherwise stated. A materials list will be provided when courses are confirmed.