Jewellery Making Course
As part of a new initiative, we are running an adult evening class for ‘Jewellery Making’ starting on 25th January for 6 weeks. (25th Jan – 1st Feb – 8th Feb (exeat – no session) 22nd Feb – 29th Feb -7th March).
Start time – 18.00.
Finish time – 20.00.
Cost £140 for 12hrs of tuition.
The class is limited to a maximum of 8 participants.
Venue – Stables Workshop/Richard Bull Centre, LE15 6QN (access via Kilburn Yard)
The course is facilitated by Roslin Watson
Three parts jeweller, designer, and maker, Roslin Watson is a Leicestershire-based silversmith working out of her local home studio.
With familial roots in Scotland, Roslin made the choice to revisit her heritage and complete her BA (Hons) in Silversmithing & Jewellery Design at Glasgow School of Art. She followed this with five years in the industry before joining Oakham School’s activities team.
Her personal work now focuses on custom-made commissions completed for private clients, limited ranges created in collaboration with independent brands, and freelance work as a jobbing jeweller for fellow makers. Her pieces range from small works and finely crafted abstract objects to engagement and wedding rings, handmade in silver, gold, copper, and other materials. These have been exhibited in both London and Glasgow, with some remaining in private collections around the country.
Inherent to Roslin’s craft is the wider role of jewellery as one of humankind’s earliest forms of personal expression. Sentiment and heritage have remained strong aspects of her work, informing her practice just as much as in-depth technical learning.
Level: Beginner; No experience necessary
Over 6 weeks, learn a range of jewellery making techniques suitable for beginners. Develop a range of essential skills including saw piercing, filing, texturing, forming, annealing, soldering, polishing and basic stone setting to create three finished pieces of jewellery to take home.
– Introduction to Equipment, Tools & Materials
– Practice basic techniques on a piece of copper before moving on to sterling silver
– Making a Silver Ring from sheet metal, covering all the fundamental metalworking techniques
– Making a Silver Chain Bracelet; Learn how to fabricate links from a length of silver wire and turn them in to a silver chain bracelet.
– Making a Cabochon Set Ring or Pendant; Design and create a ring or a pendant with a cabochon stone as a focal point, utilising the skills you’ve learnt.
Materials & tools will be provided, but we should ask that participants bring along a sketchpad or notebook to jot anything down, as well as wearing closed toe-shoes and appropriate clothing. PPE will be provided where needed.
Bookings are now closed.