Course Provider: In The Studio
Contact Name: Teresa Speer
Telephone: 01509 569 890
59 High Street
Course Length: 2 days
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Take home a beautiful silver ring you have made yourself!
This enjoyable 2 day course is lead by resident tutor Teresa Speer, BA Hons jewellery. Teresa has exhibited both nationally and internationally and lectures at Loughborough University School of Art and Design and Birmingham City University. The course covers the use of tools, workshop discipline and the techniques of piercing, soldering and finishing. Students may expect to make a pendant or key fob and a stone set finger ring to a high standard.
Here is a brief overview of the what will be covered during this 2 day introductory course:
Day 1. The course commences with a short 'Health and Safety' lecture. A demonstration of piercing (cutting the metal) and finishing to a high standard follows. Students complete a design for a pendant or keyring, this they cut out using guilding metal provided. A demonstration of soldering is given. Students then solder and finish their work.
Day 2. Students are given silver for production of a ring, together with a cabochon stone. A lecture is given on ring making. Students make their rings and size them if necessary. A lecture is given for bezel making (a bezel is the setting to hold the stone) and preparing their ring for the bezel. The lecturer demonstrates the stone setting process. Students complete their rings by setting their stones in the bezels on their ring.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included and tea and coffee is available at all times. Overnight stays are welcomed at the Georgian / Victorian listed cottage which is adjacent to the sympathetically converted workshop/studios. All rooms are well proportioned, some with original oak beams. There is a comfortable communal area for students to socialise and recall the events of the day and a continental breakfast is offered. Simply add £50.
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