Make a silver decorative dish with Abigail Brown

Ref: S1D09337

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About this course

Make a silver decorative dish using traditional silversmithing techniques.

Course Description

Experience hand forming a small silver dish using hammers. You will transform one piece of metal from a square or disk into a decorative bowl. Take control of the metal and produce a beautiful silver bowl, a unique special gift, or a family heirloom. You will be using hammers to form and texture your dish that can be used or kept as a decorative object.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • Included in the course fee: Materials (and use of tools) including silver
  • Please note: If there is a dramatic change in the price of silver, there may be an extra charge

What students need to bring

  • If you have any tools of your own, please bring them with you (and ensure they are marked with your name).
  • Sketchbook and/or technical notebook
  • A digital camera (if you have one) or phone to photograph demonstrations or ideas if required
  • Inspirational books, images and source materials to help with your ideas.
  • Texturing materials for roll printing (lace, feathers, dry leaves, fabric) - optional
  • Practical clothing/apron/footwear for use in the workshop at all times. E.g. No long loose sleeves or dangly jewellery, and long hair must be tied back to avoid catching in machinery or gas flames. Shoes should not have high heels, ballet pumps, open toes, trainers or flip flops. Shoes should be sturdy and cover the whole foot.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • A limited supply of silver in a variety of forms, sheet, wire and tubing
  • Pens, pencils and drawing materials There are basic tool kits for hire from the College Technicians, and the Shop also stock a limited range of tools and consumables such as saw blades, drills and abrasive materials.

Please note: Hammering metal all day requires a level of physical fitness and strength in your arms.


Abigail Brown

Abigail Brown studied silversmithing and jewellery at Loughborough. She sells her work internationally and in 2015 won the Bavarian State Prize for her 'Isis' bowl.

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