After an introductory talk and display of a number of examples, you will get to explore and create sample textures and shapes.
During this course, you will be utilising both sheet and wire to realise your ideas using a number of jewellery making techniques including piercing, stamping, texturing and forming. Students may choose to make a personal brooch with imagery and shapes based around a theme, or perhaps you’ll use shapes you are drawn to. We will then discuss the various ways you can create the brooch fitting and you’ll choose the one you are most drawn towards. This will lead to working on your final piece in silver and completing your brooch, ready to wear it home!
We will not be covering stone setting within this one day class, please sign up to a specific stone setting course if you would like to work with gems.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Laila Smith is a studio jeweller and tutor. Her mathematically inspired geometric jewellery is sold across the UK. She trained at Manchester Metropolitan University and then undertook a 15 month Fellowship in The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. She has 17 years teaching experience, both in further, higher education and leisure classes.
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Our Foundation Degree in Metalwork will enhance your employment prospects, give you the skills to set up as a self-employed craftsperson or allow you to continue to higher education. Encompassing both silversmithing and blacksmithing, you will learn practical skills, material properties, placing your work in a broader context and historic metalworking techniques. Find out more