Advanced Jewellery Making in the Vale of Clwyd
Lucy Copleston trained at the Royal College of Art and has made jewellery and taught the craft since 1975. Tuition is one-to-one so your learning is fast tracked. COVID-19 Health and Safety requirements for students: Students are required to have had all their Covid-19 jabs and booster jabs. All visitors to the Workshop are required to have a lateral flow test before leaving home on the day they have booked. If you test positive Contact Lucy to re-arrange your date. Sessions are tailored to the requirements of each student and are flexible to accommodate your specific project. You are encouraged to be creative and original and develop your own design ideas but Lucy can also provide adaptable projects suitable for all levels. Your day in the Workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 5.30pm. Tuition is one-to-one so your learning is intensive and fast tracked. This course is designed for people who already have experience of constructing precious metal jewellery and wish to progress their knowledge or develop new techniques . What you will learn: Advanced jewellery making includes more complex techniques:- Advanced silver soldering techniques. Gold soldering of the various carats and gold solder grades. Stone setting and mount construction. Keum Boo. Acid etching of silver, copper and bronze. Rivetting and other non soldering techniques for joining metals. Advanced enamelling techniques to include champlevé and cloisonné. Chemical patinations. Necklace and bead stringing. Creating and preparing a 'master' pattern for the casting technique. Wax carving. Reticulation. Anticlastic forming. Lucy also provides practical instruction and valuable trade contacts for students wishing to gear their learning to the production of jewellery on a commercial level. Lucy's jewellery making courses aim to enable and support students in developing the craft of jewellery making either as a hobby or an income. To this end she is always available to give technical and marketing advice by email or phone after your visit.
What's included in the price?
What is provided: Silver solders are provided free. All tools and equipment. A photographic record of the development of your jewellery. Detailed technique notes. Tools and equipment list for small workshops. A comprehensive book list. Students provide their own silver, gold and gem stones and also their own copper, brass and bronze should they prefer to use non precious metals. In advance of your workshop session Lucy provides you with a Suppliers List from which you can obtain any materials that are not provided free. If necessary Lucy will do advance planning via phone and email to ensure you are fully prepared for the hands-on experience when you arrive at the workshop which is fully equipped with hand tools, power tools and an enamelling kiln. The workshop is set within its own beautiful private gardens in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is situated right on the Offa's Dyke Footpath. A Certificate of Attendance is provided free of charge on request: these are useful for sixth form students and graduates seeking employment. Detailed technique notes, technical information, a tools and equipment list for small workshops and a comprehensive book list are supplied by email on request prior to you visit. Easy and safe parking is available within 50 metres of the premises. Tea and coffee are provided throughout the day at no charge. Students usually bring a sandwich for their lunch. The village has a newly opened Brunning and Price pub restaurant - the Dinorben Arms - just a 10 minute walk from Lucy's Workshop. On warm days the garden is available for lunch and tea breaks and depending on the technique employed students can also work in the garden. There is a sheltered area for smokers. A varied accommodation list of locally selected places to stay, including caravan and campsites is available in advance of your visit.
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
Lucy Copleston studied art and craft full time for 8 years and graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1970 with an MA. Subsequently she taught art, design and jewellery making to all ages and levels of ability. Her designs are inspired by the natural world and organic forms. Her jewellery Collections and unique style of jewellery can be viewed on her website. Students are encouraged to discover their talent and pursue their dream, believing it is never too late to learn a new skill.
- Intermediate level
- Advanced/pro level
- Public transport
- UK Holiday
Yes. Students supply their own silver and gold, but the Workshop does supply some base metals i.e. copper, brass etc.
No. The Workshop is fully equipped with all the tools required for a broad variety of techniques.
Yes. You can park right outside the property.
No. But tea and coffee are provided free throughout the day.