Jewellery making techniques for beginners (mornings) with Scott Millar



This engaging workshop is aimed at those who are complete beginners to jewellery making who may want to give some making a go to see how you get on before making a bigger commitment to another course. Many of our jewellery making courses need you to have some basic skills in place already which is why this Jewellery Making Techniques for Beginners was put together. Any new skill can be a minefield of new terminology, tools, materials and processes. Scott will clearly take you through all of this during this practical session where you will learn: - Copper soldering (ideal for test and practice pieces) - Silver soldering - Cutting metal (piercing) - Filing metal - The clean up and polishing process There is no set project for this course so you can work on creating anything that your skills and imagination allows you to. Along the way you will be able to ask as many questions as you want to get yourself ready for your jewellery journey. Tutor biography: Scott Millar is an experienced goldsmith and tutor based in Brighton. His work uses a combination of silver and 18ct yellow gold in with colourful gemstones to create fun, refined, elegant and playful jewellery. Using handmade traditional techniques, Scott's modern approach to mixing colours and materials leads to striking pieces. Alumni of the world-renowned Royal College of Art, Scott has held senior workshop positions with a number of high-end jewellers making bespoke pieces in gold, platinum and diamonds. He has also served as acting judge for the Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards. Previously holding posts as Head of Teaching with Holts Academy of Jewellery (now the British Academy of Jewellery) and as a lecturer in Fashion Jewellery with London College of Fashion, Scott is the Head of Teaching with us here at Atelier Beside the Sea.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be provided during the class. Most materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea, although you may wish to collect some visual reference materials and a sketchbook and pencil to make notes and sketch out ideas.


3 mornings (10:00am to 1:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Atelier Beside the Sea

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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165 Kings Road Arches, , BRIGHTON, East Sussex, BN1 1NB