Course Summary

Explore the fundamental techniques and gain practical experience in a range of Silversmithing activities – hollow ware, flatware, forging and fabrication. Projects include forged items, such as cutlery and jewellery and flatware items such as tableware or a small sculptural piece.

Silversmithing Course Contents:

An hands on introduction to the Silversmithing technique exploring the basic properties of various metals.

Projects may include:

  • Sinking a small dish into a wooden block
  • Raising a small bowl over a steel stake
  • Doming and shaping a spoon or other utensil
  • Forming a cuff or other jewellery piece

Students may also come up with their own project

In addition, course content will include:

  • How to texture surfaces through rolling, embossing and chasing.
  • Instruction in basic saw piercing, soldering,  filing and polishing
  • Advice on how to continue making things beyond the course
  • Advice on great galleries, shops and websites to visit for ideas.

Course Outcomes:

Students will gain practical experience in a range of silversmithing activities – hollowware, flatware, forging and fabrication.

Who is this course suited to?

This course is useful for students wishing to explore the forging and shaping of metals to develop an understanding of the way non-ferrous and precious metals behave while being worked. It would also suit the more experienced jewellery student who has already completed a jewellery course and wishes to expand on their knowledge

Material Requirements:

Please bring to class: Some design ideas or an aesthetic that you like, sketchpad & pencil.

Base metals of copper and brass are provided. If students wish to work with silver it will be at their own cost (approx. $2.00 per gram), tutor will advise where to purchase at the start of the class.

For your safety, please wear covered toe shoes (no sandals) and bring an apron or shirt to protect your clothes. Long hair must be tied back.

Course Sessions

Saturday, 22nd June - 2 classes


Session ID HVI54404C
22 Jun - 29 Jun 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$319 / $303 (conc)
Teacher
Jason Patterson

Material Requirements:

Please bring to class: Some design ideas or an aesthetic that you like, sketchpad & pencil.

Base metals of copper and brass are provided. If students wish to work with silver it will be at their own cost (approx. $2.00 per gram), tutor will advise where to purchase at the start of the class.

For your safety, please wear covered toe shoes (no sandals) and bring an apron or shirt to protect your clothes. Long hair must be tied back.

Last updated: May 24, 2019 03:46pm