About the Course
Transforming a sheet of silver into a piece of jewellery can be a fulfilling and exciting creative process. This intensive three day course will introduce you to the traditional techniques and tools used to make jewellery. The aim of this course, using demonstrations and structured guidance from highly regarded tutor and contemporary jewller, Jo Pudelko, is to instil confidence as you learn techniques such as sawing, soldering, annealing, filing, texturing and shaping to create a piece of silver jewellery during the course and when you continue making afterwards.
You will start by using copper (which has similar working properties to silver) to practice on, then progress to using silver for your final piece. This course is an ideal introduction if you are taking your first steps in jewellery making or suitable for returning students looking to build upon their existing knowledge to create more complex pieces. Copper, a small amount of sheet silver and all tools will be provided. Extra silver can be purchased at cost during the course if needed. The weekend is designed to be as flexible as possible, allowing you to create your own designs and work on your own project at your own pace. Students can expect to complete 2-3 finished pieces depending on the complexity of their chosen designs.
Held in the light, spacious Stables venue in Cromarty, this course is an opportunity to immerse yourself in jewellery making under expert tuition and in a stunning, peaceful and inspiring part of the Scottish Highlands.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
£230 includes delicious, home-made lunch each day, copper and all tools. Silver will be extra, charged at cost price (exact amount to be confirmed).
Residential packages are available with accommodation in our beautiful Old Brewery building.