A short and comprehensive grounding in traditional jewellery skills is offered in this intensive in-depth 2-day weekend workshop.
The student is introduced to a wide range of metal-smithing techniques used to create jewellery. There is a maximum of 2 students per course enabling Alison to give each person lots of attention. No previous experience is required.
The students will become familiar with working with Sterling Silver.
Appropriate tools will be used to manipulate metal sheets and wire.
You will learn:-
Use of the Pendant Drill,
Rub-over bezel setting of cabochon and faceted stones, tube setting,
Polishing and finishing.
The relevant Health and Safety issues required by this discipline.
You will go home having had a wonderful weekend, gained a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of working with metal and a beautifully finished stone-set ring and a pendant. Possibly more!.
What you would need to set up at home will be discussed.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Due to the Covid Virus, I have reduced the number of students to 2. You are encouraged to bring your own apron and favourite mug and to wear a mask in the communal areas.
All project materials and consumables are included and should the student wish there is extra silver for purchase at the Studio.
Tea and coffee and biscuits are provided all day.
2 days (flexible times to suit)
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2 days (flexible times to suit)
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I took part in Alison's Silver jewellery for beginners - 2 day weekend workshop. This was an absolutely fantastic course and I learnt an enormous amount from Alison and her many years of experience in the industry.
Upon arrival Alison welcomed me to the centre and her studio then we discussed my aspirations for the two days. I was introduced to tools and techniques as well as the materials we'd be working with.
I started on a practice ring to begin with where Alison demonstrated the technique and I copied under her guidance. Completing the practice ring we then went on to develop some more complex pieces with gemstone bezels, one of these I'd go on to present to my partner as a promise ring (which she loved).
The whole two days went very quickly as it was busy but extremely enjoyable informative. I think this course would be perfect for anyone who wants a really good through introduction to the world of silversmithing, or alternatively, anyone who is interested in doing some crafting and wants to learn from an experienced tutor in a relaxed and well setup studio.
Response from Alison Flanders Studio:It was a delight to have you attend the workshop. I'm so happy you enjoyed it.