This is a one day course covering the basics of silversmithing, tailored to glass artists who would like to give their fused glass jewellery an elegant and professional finish.
What does the course cover?
You will learn all the basic skills and techniques of silversmithing, including piercing silver sheet, soldering, filing and shaping, finishing and polishing - with your tutor Emily Gliddon.
Students will be guided through the process of setting a glass cabochon in silver, step by step, to create a beautiful pendant. As you are working with glass, you will learn to pierce simple shapes out of the back of the pendant to allow light to shine through.
Please note that this course does not cover the fusing process itself and pre-made glass cabochons will be provided for setting. You may bring your own if you prefer. You will leave the day with the skills to set your own glass cabochons, and to further explore the enticing realm of silverwork.
What do I need to bring?
Nothing but yourself and a sturdy pair of shoes (no open toes!) You may bring your own cabochon if you prefer, but it must be no larger than 2cm in diameter. All of your silver, other materials and the use of tools are included.
We will provide a delicious cold lunch from Pret a Manger as well as light refreshments throughout the day. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. We will do our best to cater to everyone but this cannot always be guaranteed.
What are the course times?
The course starts at 10am and runs until approximately 4.00pm. There is a chance that it may overrun depending on progress.
We will try to make our courses accessible to all however if you have any disabilities or physical limitations of any kind we ask that you discuss it with us before booking.
For cancellations made 4 weeks in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 3 weeks in advance we offer a 75% refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 2 weeks in advance we can only offer a 50% refund. If we receive less than 2 weeks’ notice we are unable to offer a refund or date change on course places. If a date change has been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.
Samples created by Emily Gliddon.