Learn basic silversmithing skills and the working properties of
silver to make and finish a small bowl or box.
On this one day course you become familiar with a silversmithing workshop, learning health and safety, basic skills, the properties of silver and also come away with a small silver bowl or box.
A keen student should achieve not only a grounding in basic skills and workshop practise, but also produce a finished small bowl or box. You work with silver which is included in the price of the course.
Techniques used include piercing, raising and planishing with use of the gas torch and bonny doon press if making a box. A demonstration of each process is followed by individual tuition and notes are given covering all processes.
This is an ideal opportunity to discover this fascinating craft and experience the techniques used to produce beautiful objects for future heirlooms.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
John Norgate a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. Trained at Aspreys and Sir John Cass where he also taught for many years. In 2010 he was a gold and silver award winner at Goldsmiths for craftsmanship and design.