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
All Group Workshops are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.thepottersbarn.co.uk/
- Saturday 27th January 2018 1 day – Shape and Form
- Saturday 10th March 2018 1 day – Rings and Things
- Saturday 14th April 2018 1 day – Exploring Textures
- Saturday 19th May 2018 1 day – Rings and Things
- Saturday 14th July 2018 1 day – Shape and Form
- Saturday 22nd September 1 day – Rings and Things
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! Please tie long hair back, wear sturdy shoes/trainers and no loose jewellery around the wrists. Don’t forget to bring an apron!
Types of Group Workshops:
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.
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.
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.