Jewellery workshop: soldering demystified 1 day



This one day intensive workshop is for students who have already taken a beginner jewellery or metalsmithing class and who find soldering a stumbling block in their path to realising their designs. This class focuses on the fundamentals of soldering. You will work with wire and sheet to learn and practise the principles of joining metal using an open flame. It includes making a flat-sided or domed hollow bead. It is a very small friendly workshop with a maximum of 2 benches so you will get lots of individual attention. There will be plenty of time for figuring out future project sequences and troubleshooting previous ones. You will begin using copper and by following demonstrations you will learn about: • different solders, fluxes and types of gas • pick, pallion, stick, sweat and wire soldering • the different types of solders, fluxes and gases • annealing and pickling • how to utilise tension, binding wire and holding tools • multiple joints You will go home with your samples. You will have gained confidence and understanding in your new skills that you can apply to your own designs.

What's included in the price?

All project materials are included. If you wish to purchase extra silver sheet and wire it is for sale at cost price on the day. Tea, coffee and biscuits available at all times.


6 hours (11:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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



Alison Flanders Studio

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Alison Flanders has over 30 years’ experience designing and hand-crafting jewellery in gold and silver. She graduated from Middlesex University in 1976 with a BA Hons degree in silversmithing and design. Alison moved to the States and for many years ran a jewellery business in addition to teaching in colleges of art in New York City, including the prestigious Parsons New School for Design and the 92nd St Y. Now back in London she works and teaches in her studio in Cockpit Arts in central London.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
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Cockpit arts, Northington Street, Farringdon, London, WC1N 2NP