Silversmithing

Silversmithing for a Day!

These workshops offer an introduction to Silversmithing and allow you to experience many of the simple skills used by Silversmiths.
Everyone is welcome……..whether  you are completely new to this craft or you have some prior experience  – you will design and make several pieces of your own unique and contemporary silver jewellery to take home.

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Shape and form:

During this workshop we 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 how to fuse too and will cover the basic techniques of soldering, filing, drilling, sawing and polishing. Students will make at least two pieces of silver jewellery to take home.
Course cost £118 including an information pack, use of all tools and equipment, all materials and lunch.

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 at least two pieces of silver jewellery. You will also learn basic techniques such as soldering, filing, drilling, sawing and polishing.
Courses run 10am to 5pm.
Course cost £118 including an information pack, use of all tools and equipment, all materials and lunch.

Rings and Things:

This course teaches you how to make silver rings using traditional Silversmithing techniques. Basic skills on finger measuring and ring sizing will also be taught. Students will study various designs using sterling silver in sheet and wire form and will produce at least 2 rings of their own design during the day.
Courses run 10am to 5pm.
Course cost £118 including an information pack, use of all tools and equipment, all materials and lunch.

Stamping & Oxidizing:

Silversmithing workshop in a friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere. Students will learn to create beautiful contemporary jewellery using stamping and oxidizing techniques in sterling silver. Student achievements are always higher than expected! Class sizes average 6 to 8.
Courses run 10am to 5pm.
Course cost £118 including an information pack, use of all tools and equipment, all materials and lunch.

Make a Mixed Metal Cuff Bracelet:

This one day workshop teaches you how to make a mixed metal cuff using copper, brass and sterling silver. Each of your metal pieces will be embossed using various techniques. There is no soldering in this workshop as you will be mastering how to make silver rivets! This course is for students with some basic knowledge of jewellery making but beginners are very welcome.
Courses run from 10am to 5pm
This new workshop costs £125 per person. It includes sterling silver, copper and brass, course information pack, use of all tools and equipment, refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch!

Stone Setting Course (Cabochon).

This one day workshop teaches students how to master setting cabochon stones. This course is for students with some basic jewellery making skills but beginners are very welcome. It is anticipated that you will take home 2 completed items of jewellery.
Courses run 10am to 5pm
This fabulous workshop costs £125 per person and includes sterling silver, fine silver bezel wire, several gemstone cabochons of various sizes, course information pack, use of all tools and equipment, refreshments and a buffet lunch.

(For safety reasons all long hair must be tied back during the course. If you have a 3/4 length apron please bring it or we can provide a plastic one).

Be prepared for some hard work and fun!


For More Information and/or to Book a Course

Silversmithing at The Potters Barn