One day silversmithing workshop with John Norgate

Ref: S1D09550

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About this course

Make small silver dishes or boxes as you learn the relevant techniques. Please note: to make silver jewellery book a one day jewellery workshop (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.

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).


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 with which to continue
  • Apron
  • Enclosed toe footwear (essential)

Available to buy

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

Please note: If you require more than 40 cm square Silver, you should obtain it from a bullion supplier. Recommended bullion suppliers: Argex Ltd, Metalor Ltd, Exchange Findings Ltd, Bloomsteins. Note: Some bullion suppliers have minimum order levels (e.g. £25). Ask for your requirements to be checked against this before placing an order.

"John’s knowledge on the subject makes him a ‘must go to’ tutor, a true master craftsman."

Richard, 2019


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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