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Jewellery Making Course

As part of a new initiative, we are running an adult evening class for ‘Jewellery Making’ starting on 02nd May 2024 for 6 weeks. (02nd, 09th and 16th May (exeat – no session) & 06th, 13th and 20th June 2024.

 

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 Schools 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 Roslins craft is the wider role of jewellery as one of humankinds 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.

  

Course Overview

Duration: 2 hours per week; 6 weeks

Level: Beginner; No experience necessary.

Maximum Class size: 8

Whether you are a complete beginner or have done some jewellery making in the past, this course offers the opportunity to learn a range of processes including saw piercing, filing, texturing, forming, annealing, soldering & polishing to create your very own jewellery.

We will begin the course by making a silver cuff bangle and a set of earrings which will provide you with an introduction to the tools, materials and techniques you’ll need to design and make your own suite of jewellery. By the end of the course, you can expect to come away with several of your own creations in sterling silver.

Week 1:

– Introduction to tools, materials, and processes

– Make a personalised cuff bangle in sterling silver

Week 2-3:

-Explore new techniques including scoring, folding, doming and granulation to create 3 pairs of drop or stud earrings

Week 4-6:

-Design and make your own suite of jewellery from a sheet of sterling silver, utilising skills learnt in the precious 3 weeks.

All materials and tools will be provided, but participants are asked to bring along a sketchbook and a hair tie if you have long hair, as well as wearing closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing.

Please follow the link here to book your place.