10 week jewellery class - Thursday mornings starting 20th January
This set of classes runs on Thursday mornings, 10-1pm on the following dates:
20th January, 27th January, 3rd February, 10th February, 17th February (break for halfterm 24th February) 3rd March, 10th March, 17th March, 24th March, 31st March 2022
This class is perfect for everyone from complete beginners upwards. The small group setting with a maximum of 8 students will ensure that you get the attention you need to help you create beautiful jewellery - and learn wonderful techniques to use to continue creating afterwards!
You can choose to take one block of 10 week classes or continue for as long as you wish - it's up to you! The dates for classes in the summer term will be available in January.
If you are new to jewellery making I will take you through the basic skills, teaching you how to make rings, bangles or chains and how to saw, file, form, texture and polish silver before moving onto stone setting and other more complex projects.
If you have previous jewellery making experience then this is the ideal course to help you advance your skills to tackle more complicated projects - tube setting, hollow forms, Keum Boo, flush setting, anticlastic and synclastic forming, and riveting are just a few of the techniques we can cover!
Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes are included in the workshop fee.
Date and Venue
20th January, 27th January, 3rd February, 10th February, 17th February (break for halfterm 24th February) 3rd March, 10th March, 17th March, 24th March, 31st March 2022 at Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, Hampshire. Full directions will be emailed.
Copper sheet for practicing sawing techniques are included in the workshop fee. Materials (sterling silver sheet and wire) are available for purchase on the day. The exact cost of the materials will be determined by the project or projects you choose to make, and approximate costs will always be available to help you make budgeting decisions.
Tools and Equipment
The workshop fee includes use of all the tools and equipment needed. You are welcome to bring your own but please make sure that they are labelled! All workshops include worksheets to take home with you and discuss tools, equipment, materials and health and safety considerations.
Health and Safety
Closed-toed shoes must be worn, long hair must be tied back and goggles worn whilst soldering and using machinery please. In addition, face masks or face shields must be worn while you are not sitting at your work bench to help prevent the use of Covid-19. This will continue into the autumn term as we open up more to keep everyone as safe and confident as possible. To find out more about how I am keeping the workshop safe for us all please visit the Covid-19 information page.
Cancellations of workshop places and private tuition bookings within two weeks of the event will forfeit the workshop fee/private tuition deposit unless I am able to find someone to take your place. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.