About the Course
5 weeks of 4 hour classes in intermediate/advanced jewellery making for students already competent in sawing, filing & soldering, using copper, brass, silver & gold.
You will work on your own designs & projects with Bernard & Jane's continued support & tuition to practise & expand your skills. More advanced techniques will be introduced in context with students projects to advance your work as you need them. The intermediate classes are student led & you will work at your own pace in a class of up to 8 students with 2 tutors.
Wednesday & Thursday evening 5-9pm; Wednesday & Thursday afternoon 1-5pm subject to availability.
Some of the more advanced techniques you may choose to advance your jewellery making:
* Moving on to silver - Metal properties, how it will affect my working, fire stain, melting points, annealing, fine silver, Britannia
* Hallmarks - history, dating, antiques
* Texturing - Reticulation, roller printing making, sacrificial formers, Dremel, wire brushes, cutters, grind wheels, engraving, etching
* Metal forming - Bending, shaping , forging, dapping, anticlastic, sinking, raising, chasing & repousse, fold forming, die making & pressing, casting.
* Layering / Mixing - Filigree, appliqué, mixing, inlaying 2 non ferrous metals
* Boxes - Construction, clasps, closures & hinges
* Wire working - Chains, bar & hoops, eye pins, head pins, earring wires, hooks
* Other - Art work representing your work by hand, Photography, macro lenses
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You can use all our tools & equipment. Silver sheet & wire are available in various thicknesses to buy at cost until you feel confident to order your own.
Coffee, tea & biscuits always on tap.
I've been attending this class for the last 18 months, following immediately on from the introductory course. Why am I still coming? Put simply, because I am still learning. It's hands on, with lots of one to one time from Bernard, and if you can imagine it, Bernard will help you create it. It's the perfect environment to develop your skills in whatever direction you choose. I would recommend without hesitation.
Amanda Brawn - - #2877
Bernard and Jane are just great. I've been going to their classes since the summer last year. Love my Monday nights. I generally make pieces for myself - there are others coming because they want a career change - all a treated equally and given the same amount of attention. It's you that sets the pace. Bernard and Jane are generous with their knowledge. Friendly atmosphere, good banter and the class are always interested in what others have created. Can't recommend highly enough. If you always wished you had done this - then sign up and come along.
fiona kinder - - #2808
Having attended all classes, the intermediate/advanced is a class I attend regularly and will continue to do so. This class gives me the knowledge and skills needed to try new techniques and also the confidence to continue to make and sell jewellery. All the resources needed are included and I find Bernads advice invaluable. I cannot recommend this class highly enough!! Bernard and Jane are just great company too and the relaxed atmosphere makes it always a pleasure coming here!
Lucie Gardner - - #2759
Brilliant course. Friendly interactive tutor .
Have been on several other jewellery courses but this is the most interesting and informative .
There are no limits to your creativity here .
Trish Fowbert - - #2739
This workshop offers the most comprehensive tuition of any I have attended in the past. I am designing and making jewellery way beyond my expectations.
Bernard and Jane's 'can do' attitude is inspirational and they are totally supportive.
I cannot recommend their courses highly enough!
Marie Jenkins - - #2732
Really enjoying the intermediate course following on from beginners ,learning more every week.Bernard and Jane very encouraging and small classes mean lots of help and assistance when needed.
Jane Bagley - - #2729
Good and comprehensive tuition, great atmosphere in workshop, lots of hints and tips, would recommend it to any aspiring silversmiths out there.....!!!
Janice Baird - - #2718
This course was fantastic. Continuing on fluently from the beginners course, Bernard coaches you through more advanced techniques with his usual patient and affable manner. Again the course is very hands on with most of your time spent over a huge vice, soldering station or jewellers bench.
Highly recommended to those who want to go one step further along the road of jewellery making.
Mark Bell - - #2716
In this course things step up a gear and you get into some more advanced techniques which Bernard guides you through with his wealth of experience and gentle but efficient manner.
By the end of this course I was making jewellery that I would happily good money for. With the added bonus of designing it myself so it was exactly what I wanted.
Dan Smith - - #2713
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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