Silver Jewellery for Improvers

43 TUTOR: Fiona Dowling (BA Edinburgh College of Art Masters from Royal College of Art)

This improvers' course is suitable for those who have already completed the beginners' course or who have some experience of jewellery and silversmithing. In the first two days you will expand your knowledge by learning techniques such as granulation, roll pressing textures into metal, tube setting and the creation of a spinner ring, with the option to work in yellow gold at an additional cost. The last three days you will be free to design and create your own designs under the watchful eye of your qualified tutor. Basic materials and the silver for the first two days are included in the course price. Further metal can be purchased and ordered from the tutor.

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Course Notes

Each student will be allocated a set amount of silver with the option to order more metal (at their own cost) for any designs they create in the last two days.

For safety reasons students are asked to keep long hair tied back and closed shoes should be worn. As the course will involve close up Jewellery techniques, participants are asked to bring glasses where applicable.

Monday - Introduction to using a rolling mill to create impressions into metal and creation of pendants from these results

Tuesday - construction of a spinner ring using textured silver and tube setting

Wednesday - introduction to granulation to create a pair of earrings

Thursday - own project

Friday - own project

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All equipment will be provided.

Course Tutor

Fiona Dowling

BA Edinburgh College of Art Masters from Royal College of Art

About Fiona

Fiona has a BA (with first class honours) from Edinburgh College of Art and a MA in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the prestigious Royal College of Art, London.After graduating Fiona worked in London as a designer, produced her own work for various galleries and exhibitions before founding her own company 'Jewellery Moves', running pop up workshops all over the south of England.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM