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Silversmithing | Designing & Making Silverware

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is suitable for new learners and those with experience. Beginners will learn basic skills in piercing, forming, soldering and finishing via a tealight and ‘bezel box project’.

Those with experience will focus on creating more complex sculptural and individualised pieces, incorporating techniques such as press-work, forging, mitering and scoring. While silverware is commonly perceived as ‘shiny and polished’ there will be an emphasis on considering surface finish, embellishment and decoration. You will also gather awareness of makers in the field and sources for materials to further your personal learning.

This course runs on a Monday evening 1830-2100

Tutor: Sarah Silve
Sarah began working in the jewellery industry in 1990 and was a model making assistant for a costume jewellery manufacturer. She graduated from Buckinghamshire College in 1995 with a BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (silver/metal) and worked at the bench for an independent retailer. With an interest in emerging technologies she joined The Laser Group at The University of Liverpool undertaking a PhD in Laser Forming and Creative Metalwork. Sarah spent some years as a researcher and a lecturer in Product Design at Brunel University. She decided to return to practice in 2013 and attended the Bishopsland postgraduate silversmithing programme.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Any adult is eligible to join this course

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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