About the Course
Create solid sterling silver rings from scratch using traditional silversmithing techniques. Your friendly tutors, Britt and Andrew will be on hand at all times during the workshop to closely guide you and the other participants through each step, ensuring each person makes their own ring(s) entirely by themselves.
You will have a choice of making two stacking rings with a semi-precious gemstone or one chunky, textured ring. The steps include sizing your finger, measuring the amount of silver needed, filing the metal, shaping the ring, using a blowtorch, adding texture, setting a stone the traditional way without glue and many other skills. Silver and tool use is included in the price, your ring(s) will go with you ready to wear at the end of the class!
This workshop typically lasts around 3 hours in total and is aimed at complete beginners but all are welcome. This is a very hands-on class. If you normally wear glasses for reading, we recommend you bring these. Please wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes. Long hair must also be tied back. We currently have no strict age limit on classes but please email us before booking a space for anyone under the age of 16 just to confirm this with us.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Includes all tool use, materials and metals.
I just attended this class today and loved it. Andrew was friendly, well informed, experienced and a good tutor. We learnt, step by step, how to work a strip of silver into a gorgeous ring. Andrew took his time to work with us all and calmly over saw everything we did. We were able to use a variety of different tools and no question was too obvious to ask. I am now looking to book another course as soon as I finish this review! I would thoroughly recommend.
Geraldine Mcadam - - #20370
I thought the course was well organised, friendly and informal. There were plenty of tools and materials to go round. Brittany explained everything very clearly, and was able to give everyone all the help they needed, as a group and individually. I picked up lots of bits of useful information, and found that there are other people apart from me that love fiddling with bits of metal!
I have been looking around for a long time for local silversmithing classes, so was very pleased to have found one at last.
Jenny Appleton - - #8740
I was so happy I found this course after struggling to find something suitable for so long! Brittany is a lovely teacher and was on hand to guide us all both as a group and individually, making sure we were all comfortable with each step. The tools supplied are great and we learned little tricks of the trade throughout our time there. We all came away with two beautiful stacking rings and definitely enough knowledge to repeat the process but also experiment! Brittany has since helped me get all the tools and equipment I need to do this, and regularly answers any questions I might have! Such value for money, a really great experience. Thanks Brittany!
Daniela Rambelli - - #8721
I absolutely loved this course! I had been looking for a local silversmith class so was made up when I found this one. We made 2 silver stacking rings and I was so pleased with how they turned out, brittany was a fab teacher taking time to help everyone one on one aswell as the group as a whole. Everything was clearly explained so we knew how to use the tools correctly and the processes used for each step of the ring making. She has also been a great help to me since the course helping me get all my tools and accessories to carry on. I highly recommend this class!
Kathryn A'Barrow - - #8438
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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