Add stones to your jewellery using contemporary stone setting techniques including 'flush setting', 'bar/channel setting' and 'tension setting'. Ideal for students who are confident in basic jewellery skills, such as soldering, cutting filing and finishing and want to take their designs to the next level.
The aim of the course will be to give you an idea of how to set faceted stones into your jewellery to create that contemporary look, by developing an understanding of some practical considerations of stone setting, as well as extending your setting skills.
You will also learn how to make a few basic tools, including setting up burnishers and setting tools. Use of the micro motor drills and burrs will also be covered.
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, 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)
Please note: Recommended bullion suppliers: Argex Ltd, Metalor Ltd, Exchange Findings Ltd, Bloomsteins, Cookson Precious Metals Ltd., Metalor Ltd. Note: Some bullion suppliers have minimum order levels (e.g. £25). Ask for your requirements to be checked against this before placing an order.
"The access to an expert tutor was invaluable and extra evening hours in the workshops to practice what I'd learned during the day gave me the time and space to cement my learning. The course that I took was niche (stone setting) but that was just what I needed to grow my skills. Class size was perfect - not too big or small and the facilities were excellent."Becca, 2019
Penny initially trained in Sheffield in Jewellery and Silversmithing, then studied enamelling at the Sir John Cass in London. She has been teaching for 20 years at universities, colleges and schools. Her work can be found at Studio Fusion Gallery, London, of which she is also a director.