Statement Jewellery with Silversmithing Techniques (short course)

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Why study this course?

This course is for individuals who wish to explore making statement jewellery, working with traditional silversmithing techniques to create hollow sculptural adornment for the body.

More about this course

This course aims to increase your knowledge of hammering techniques, working on different scale jewellery and with a variety of forms. 

You will be introduced to hand raising, using hammering to transform a flat sheet metal into a shallow or deep vessel like form. You can also explore anticlastic raising, where metal can be curved in two directions simultaneously through bending and hammering. This can be used to create organic sculptural forms or you can hammer the edges closed to make a completely hollow ring.

 

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

This course is aimed at anyone that wants to explore their creativity for making statement jewellery using silversmithing techniques. Previous knowledge of jewellery making or silversmithing can be advantageous. 

Course structure

The first two sessions will introduce you to the two styles of raising: small-scale hand raising and anticlastic raising. You can then go on to use these methods to fulfil your design ideas.

You can explore texturing techniques and learn how to best apply these to your jewellery.

Throughout the course you will work from drawings or models and develop them into finished statement pieces.

You will learn techniques for joining elements together and for making functional catches and pin fittings for larger brooches, necklaces or bracelets.

You will also discover how to shape an entire bangle or neckpiece using a single sheet of metal. You can work from your ideas, imagery or objects for inspiration or can progress the sample techniques into finished pieces. 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • hammer a small flat sheet metal into hollow forms using hand raising and anticlastic raising
  • solder sheet metal and wire
  • apply textures using hammering
  • join multiple hand raised elements together to create sculptural statement jewellery
  • attach fittings and catches to make functional wearable pieces

Course dates

Course dates 10 October to 12 December 2019
Length One evening a week for ten sessions
Day and time Thursday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Maximum class size 8
Contact hours 30

Discounts

A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

What's included in the price?

The cost of materials is included in the course fee.

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

How to apply

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When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.