Make a miniature silver watering can : One day workshop in the Jewellery Quarter
Swap a sleepy Sunday for an afternoon in my Jewellery Quarter workshop. Together we will make a miniature silver watering can. With lots of chat and tea drinking along the way. I will guide you through every step, first demonstrating techniques then letting you take the tweezers. I will be hovering nearby to help you create the prize of your tool shed. Select from three sizes of cylinder to create your watering can body. We shall then add the spout, rose, top handle and side handle. No one will be the same! Create your own unique watering can style. Tall and thin, short and wide, long spout - short spout, big rose - small rose. Then decide whether it's ornamental or a necklace. We will use traditional goldsmithing techniques to create your watering can: Forming - bending wire for the handles Riveting - to secure the top handle Disc cutting - to create the 3D rose Drilling - spout & rose holes Filing - the base, handle & spout Buffing - to remove scratches and shape Soldering - we will use two soldering techniques; pallion and stick feeding. Welding - to secure your jump ring on the PUK welder. Suitable for complete beginners as well as those with jewellery knowledge. I will be hovering nearby ready to help at any point to guide you through the whole process. I am your personal tea maker and filer for the day! Think of the workshop as an experience taster day. You'll leave with a watering can that we have worked together to create. If you're new to jewellery making then I will likely need to help you along to ensure that we're home for the Antiques Roadshow. I would say that this kind of workshop is not for you if you are looking for a jewellery making course or in depth tuition. If you are looking for a more comprehensive class there are several talented makers in the Quarter running regular classes. The workshop runs on the last Sunday of every month from 10am - 4pm, however if you are interested in a different date please get in touch. The maximum attendees per workshop is two people. A lot of attention is needed and I'll be jumping in to help you along with filing and soldering so I can't stretch myself too thin! Aprons are provided but best not to wear your glad rags. If you have long hair, it's best to wear it tied back. I provide safety goggles for drilling and soldering and face masks are available if you wish to wear one whilst filing and buffing.
What's included in the price?
I'll be serving up all the nutrition needed to keep your energy levels up - part of the master plan to keep you fit for filing! Tea and coffee on tap all day, as well as squash and fancy water - a Kilner jar with lemon slices and freshly picked herbs from my pots. Handmade sandwiches on local baked crusty bread. Meat, vegan and veggie options can be catered for. And lastly, if there's room - freshly baked cake. And of course party bags to take home what we don't get through. And biscuits. How could I forget the biscuits.
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
- Parking provided
- Suitable for beginners
- Public transport