In-person course
in Denbighshire

Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

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Description

A one day course of jewellery making for beginners with Lucy Copleston Exclusive Jewellery, at her private Workshop in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd. Lucy Copleston trained at the Royal College of Art and has taught the craft of jewellery making since 1975. COVID-19 Health and Safety requirements for students: Students who have had both their vaccinations plus their booster jab, and have allowed at least 4 weeks from their booster to elapse will be accepted in the Workshop. All visitors to the Workshop are required to have a lateral flow test before leaving home either on the day they have booked, or the day before. If you test positive Contact Lucy to re-arrange your date. The aim of this course is to introduce beginners to the fascinating craft of precious metal jewellery making using traditional techniques and hand tools, in a traditional jeweller's workshop. The mysteries of working precious metals will be revealed, and you will be encouraged to discover and express your creative self. Tuition is one-to-one so your learning is fast-tracked. You can choose from a broad selection of achievable projects designed specifically for beginners for a one day 'taster' session. Projects are flexible and your own designs/ideas are encouraged. CONTACT LUCY TO SELECT THE PROJECT OF YOUR CHOICE or to discuss what you want to make. 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.

What's included in the price?

All tools and equipment are supplied: silver solders are provided free as are many small pieces of both precious and non precious metals where a project requires it. Lucy also has a vast resource of various beads available free if required. STUDENTS SUPPLY THEIR OWN SILVER AND GEMSTONES. Depending on the project Lucy can provide some base metals i.e. copper, brass and bronze should they prefer to use non precious metals. Students are advised and guided as to what materials to buy and where to buy them from in advance of their Workshop day. The Workshop has two traditional hand-built jewellers' workbenches and is fully equipped with hand tools, power tools and an enamelling kiln. Each stage of your project is photographed throughout your session, and a comprehensive visual record of all the techniques and processes used in the making of your piece is supplied via email. Students then have an immediate resource to refer to should they progress the craft at home. Detailed technique notes, technical information, a tools and equipment list for small workshops and a comprehensive book list are supplied via email on request. A personalised Certificate of Attendance for students in further education is supplied on request. Easy and safe parking is available within 50 metres of the premises. Tea and coffee are provided throughout the day at no charge. There is a sheltered area for smokers. Students usually bring a sandwich for their lunch. On warm days the Workshop garden is available for lunch and tea breaks and depending on the technique employed students can also work in the sheltered Workshop yard. The Workshop is a lovely space in which to work and is set within its own beautiful private gardens in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, situated right on the Offa's Dyke Footpath. The village has a 'state of the art' pub restaurant - the Dinorben Arms - just a 10 minute walk from Lucy's Workshop. A varied accommodation list of locally selected and approved places to stay, including caravan and campsites is available by email in advance of your visit. Other courses available with Lucy throughout the year are:- Stacking ring making (1 day course) - suitable for beginners Advanced Jewellery Making (multiple days of your choice) suitable for the those with previous experience.

Duration

7 hours (10:30am to 6:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

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with Craft Courses since 2016

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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.

Venue

Denbigh, , , Denbighshire, LL16 4ED

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday
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