Silversmithing

One day silversmithing workshop with John Norgate

Ref: S1D08977

Suitable for all

£125.00
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About this course


Make small silver dishes and boxes as you learn the techniques of raising, planishing, soldering and forging. You will then progress to raised pieces which include the making and fitting of handles, spouts and lids. In box making learn how to score, bend and stamp metal, and make flush and spring joints. Please note: if you would like to make items of jewellery you should book onto a one day jewellery workshop (found in the Jewellery category).

Course Description

A practical one day workshop with help given on an individual basis to develop your skills in silversmithing, with techniques demonstrated according to your needs. Beginners will be encouraged to complete a set project of either raising a dish or making a small round pill box. You will be introduced to basic techniques to make small dishes and boxes including raising, planishing, soldering and forging.

You will then progress to raised pieces which include the making and fitting of handles, spouts and lids. In box making you will learn how to score, bend and stamp metal, and make flush and spring joints. What a student can achieve on a day workshop will depend on their experience.

Timetable

Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

What students need to bring

  • Sketch book with a range of possible ideas
  • Students with experience may wish to bring work in progress to continue with .

Available to buy

  • Silver (anyone requiring more than 40 cm square should obtain it from a bullion supplier)
  • Tools (some tools are available for hire from the College)
  • Pencils and drawing materials

Recommended bullion suppliers: Argex Ltd Note: Some bullion suppliers have minimum order levels (eg £25). Ask for your requirements to be checked against this before placing an order.

Tutors

John Norgate

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.

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