This engaging one day workshop is aimed at those who are complete beginners to jewellery making who may want to give some making a go to see how you get on before making a bigger commitment to another course.
Many of our jewellery making courses need you to have some basic skills in place already which is why this Jewellery Making Techniques for Beginners was put together.
Any new skill can be a minefield of new terminology, tools, materials and processes. Scott will clearly take you through all of this during this practical session where you will learn:
- Copper soldering (ideal for test and practice pieces)
- Silver soldering
- Cutting metal (piercing)
- Filing metal
- The clean up and polishing process
There is no set project for this course so you can work on creating anything that your skills and imagination allows you to. Along the way you will be able to ask as many questions as you want to get yourself ready for your jewellery journey.
Scott Millar is an experienced goldsmith and tutor based in Brighton. His work uses a combination of silver and 18ct yellow gold in with colourful gemstones to create fun, refined, elegant and playful jewellery. Using handmade traditional techniques, Scott's modern approach to mixing colours and materials leads to striking pieces.
Alumni of the world-renowned Royal College of Art, Scott has held senior workshop positions with a number of high-end jewellers making bespoke pieces in gold, platinum and diamonds. He has also served as acting judge for the Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards.
Previously holding posts as Head of Teaching with Holts Academy of Jewellery (now the British Academy of Jewellery) and as a lecturer in Fashion Jewellery with London College of Fashion, Scott is the Head of Teaching with us here at Atelier Beside the Sea.
MAKE Arch 3. Please check in with a member of staff at the shop till area to be directed to the correct area.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the class.
What to bring with you:
Most materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea, although you may wish to collect some visual reference materials and a sketchbook and pencil to make notes and sketch out ideas.
Please refer to the course outline for any additional costs involved.
If you would like to develop your skills in this area this course is perfect to attend time and time again as you will be supported to advance your techniques in each session.
Atelier Beside the Sea also has a range of Jewellery courses, most of which you will be able to join after completing this workshop.
Specific advanced courses will be added as we develop our range of courses throughout the year. Please check the MAKE section of our website for course details or alternatively sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to receive regular updates.
Booking terms & conditions:
You can view the MAKE booking terms & conditions here.
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