This course aims to introduce you to a wide range of mixed metal techniques and processes as well as the use and application of the resulting materials. Focusing on techniques that use wire, sheet or tube as starting points you will be able to combine metals in different ways, achieving a wide range of different results.
You will cover the production of silver solders, needed for a variety of different solder applications as well as the production of a range of alloys to introduce into the work. There will be opportunity to experiment with the taught techniques in order to engage with the process in a rich and personal way. You can explore the design process, seeing how the materials we work with lend themselves to different designs with the option of making a piece of jewellery by the end of the course.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Patrick Davison studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence. He has worked for several goldsmiths and at the Royal College of Art. Patrick is a member of the Contemporary British Silversmiths and has won several awards including Best New Design at Goldsmiths Fair 2016.
I hope to encourage students by introducing new techniques to then find their own approach to it.
I like to investigate different ways that metal is used and manipulated but also constructed, investigating or representing the physical building of materials.
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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