A fabulous opportunity to try your hand at silversmithing. You will learn multiple techniques such as ring sizing, sawing, filing, soldering, forming and shaping and polishing to create a series of stacking rings or bangles.
Additional silver can be purchased on the day if desired.
Please note this is a noisy class, at times!
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
3hr tutor led session in the Larkswold garden studio.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake...possibly some healthy snacks as well.
3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)
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This is the first jewellery course I have done & I was apprehensive about doing one & took some time to pick this course with Caroline at Craven & White, I was delighted with the course & it exceed my expectations as Caroline is extremely knowledgeable & very patient, she made the whole day a delight. All the equipment was explained & we all had enough time to experiment & practise with the jewellery technics & practise on copper before we made our actual final pieces in Silver. I came away with with 2 lovely pieces of jewellery that I am very proud of thank you so much Caroline & I will be back to book another course very soon x
Response from Larkswold:Thanks Anne,
I’ve done a silver smithing course with Caroline from Craven&White and cannot express how wonderful this was. Caroline is a lovely, enthusiastic teacher who is very supportive and ensured I made exactly what I wanted. I needed quite a bit of help and she was always on hand and patient and constructive. So, so happy with my finished piece, didn’t ever think I would be able to make anything so professional looking. Thank you Caroline!
Response from Larkswold:Hi Nicky,
I am sorry to say I left the class with no completed pieces and I wasn’t the only one. The morning was very leisurely, lunch a highlight, but then only an hour and a half to complete a project. With all 10 of us being beginners and needing the help of the tutor it was impossible for all of us to get the help we needed. I tried to work independently but this was scuppered by having to wait for equipment . Some items were in very short supply. Having made a poor effort with my piece it was actually broken by Caroline when she tried to finish it off and she took it away to fix it. Far from floating out with a couple of completed items I left stressed, with a headache and nothing to show for the day. 1:10 is an impossible ratio for beginners . Too much time was spent practicing techniques with little time left to make your own piece.
Response from Larkswold:Hi Lynne, Firstly, we are really sorry you didn't enjoy your special day. It matters to us that each and every guest has a little me time and comes away rejuvenated.
A very enjoyable afternoon. Melinda and Emma were so welcoming, the venue was delightful, Caroline from Craven&White did a great job guiding us through the stages of silver ring and bangle making, and tea, coffee, cake and bubbly further enhanced the hugely enjoyable experience. With a gorgeous silver bangle and matching ring to take home, I will definitely be back for more!
Response from Larkswold:Thanks Sue,