I run one day jewellery silversmithing workshops in a friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere. Students will learn to create beautiful contemporary jewellery using sterling silver. With a flexible teaching style student achievements are always higher than expected! Class sizes are an average 6 to 8 students.

Due to popular demand I have set up the workshops so that they are suitable for all beginners, students with experience can attend too. Students can join a workshop without the worry of needing any previous skills, and can still make two items of jewellery to take home from each 1 day workshop.

The workshops are also flexible and can cater for at all student types:

  • those that want to come for the day and make jewellery to take home
  • those just starting out and want to “have a go”
  • those that want to develop their skills

For all workshops please tie long hair back, wear sturdy shoes/trainers and no loose jewellery around the wrists. Don’t forget to bring an apron!

WORKSHOPS AT THE POTTERS BARN

Jewellery making workshopGroup Workshops held at The Potters Barn, Roughwood Lane, Hassall Green, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11

4XX. For further information contact Andy Pollard or Steve Marr on 01270 884080 or email a.pollard@thepottersbarn.co.uk or visit http://www.thepottersbarn.co.uk/Please book direct with the Potters Barn. All workshops are £118 per person per workshop.This includes your sterling silver, enough to make two pieces of jewellery. A ploughmans lunch is included too! A £50 deposit secures your place.

Workshop dates at the Potters Barn:

  • Saturday 3rd November 2018 1 day – Exploring Textures
  • Saturday 15th December 2018 1 day – Rings and Things
  • Saturday 26th January 2019 1 day – Beautiful Bangles (BRAND NEW WORKSHOP)
  • More dates continually added

WORKSHOPS AT LITTLE SUTTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

Group Workshops held at Little Sutton Community Centre, Chester Rd, Ellesmere Port CH66 1QQ. For further information contact me (Angela Kennedy) on 01244 567012 or 07917330790 or email angela@arkjewellerydesigns.co.uk Please book direct with me (Angela Kennedy). All workshops are £118 per person per workshop.This includes your sterling silver, enough to make two pieces of jewellery. A ploughmans lunch is included too! A £50 deposit secures your place.

Workshop dates at Little Sutton Community Centre:

  • Sunday 24th June 2018 1 day workshop – Rings and Things
  • Sunday 23rd September 2018 1 day workshop – Exploring Textures
  • Saturday 9th February 2019 1 day workshop – Rings and Things
  • More dates continually added.

DETAILS OF EACH TYPE OF WORKSHOP

Beautiful Bangles

This is a brand new workshop for 2019!!! On this workshop you will learn to make two beautiful bangles using sterling silver. Using traditional silversmithing techniques you will learn basic techniques of soldering, filing and polishing along with using stakes and mandrels for shaping, hammers for texturing and sawing. Students will take home two silver bangles. Workshops cost £160 per person and run from 10am to 5pm including your sterling silver, an information pack, use of all tools and equipment. A buffet lunch is also included.

 

 

 

 

Shape and Form

During this workshop you will be learning the properties of sterling silver and how we can alter its shape using hammers, silversmithing stakes, mandrels and doming blocks. Students will learn will cover all the basic techniques of soldering, filing, drilling, sawing and polishing. Students will make two pieces of silver jewellery to take home. Workshops run 10am to 5pm and cost £118 including an information pack, use of all tools and equipment, all materials and lunch.

Twisitng wire
Twisting wire
Doming block and punch
Doming a pendant
Jewellery workshop
Jewellery workshop
jewellery workshop
Students own work
Silver jewellery workshop
Students own work
Silver jewellery workshop
Students own work

 

 

 

 

 

Rings and Things

This workshop teaches you how to make silver rings using traditional silversmithing techniques. Basic skills on finger measuring and ring sizing will be taught. Students will study various designs using sterling silver in sheet and wire form and will produce 2 rings of their own design during the day. You will also learn basic techniques such as soldering, filing, drilling, sawing and polishing. Workshops run 10am to 5pm and cost £118 including an information pack, use of all tools and equipment, all materials and lunch.

Ring making
Ring forming
How to saw
Learning to Saw
Ring making
Ring in process
Students work
Students own work
Ring workshop
Students own work
Students rings
Students work

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring Textures

Here students will learn how to produce different textures using various tools such as hammers, punches and stamps. You will learn reticulation and granulation techniques too to create two pieces of silver jewellery. You will also learn basic techniques such as soldering, filing, drilling, sawing and polishing.Workshops run 10am to 5pm and cost £118 including an information pack, use of all tools and equipment, all materials and lunch.

Learning to solder
Soldering
Filing work
Filing
Polishing jewellery
Polishing
hammered
Hammered work
Textured jewellery
Students own work
Exploring textures
Students own work