Creative expression through a variety of practical techniques is explored across the jewellery and enamelling courses, suitable for complete beginners to advanced practitioner.
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Topics and techniques include: Enamelling both large and small scale pieces; and Jewellery making using hollow construction, silver, bead threading and knotting, textile, polymer clay, felt, Keum Bo and wire. Other features include sculptural jewellery, stone-setting skills, etching, layering, lettering, ring-linking, using cold connections and hammer making.
Tutors include (click on their names for more information) Zoe Arnold,Carol Blackburn, Penny Davis, Sarah Drew, Alison Evans, Pat Johnson, Joan Mackarell, Daphne Krinos, Joan Mackarell, Elizabeth Turrell, Jane Short,Sarah Macrae and Sheila R McDonald.
West Dean also offers a bespoke one-day workshop for couples to make their own wedding rings. Find out more about Making Your Own Wedding Ring.
We also offer a range of courses aimed at developing those skills, either in a specific process or by providing the opportunity to work on individual projects with expert guidance.
Workshops and equipment
The College has dedicated workshops for its metalworking courses. All tools are supplied.