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Gloucester – Thursday Evening Silver Classes
January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm£100.00
Silver Classes – Learn how to make your own stunning sterling silver jewellery:
– cut, file, form, solder, pickle & polish sterling silver wire & sheet
– create different textures and patterns on your jewellery
– design earrings, pendants, bangles, cufflinks, bracelets
Silver classes at Milestone School – Not just a one-off workshop or intensive course to get a taster of this fascinating and addictive craft, but WEEKLY and ongoing silver classes for those of you who would like to pursue silversmithing seriously and on a regular basis. Silver classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9pm and are payable in 5 week blocks in advance. Classes continue to be run on a rolling 5-week basis.
The price includes: Tutorage and equipment use, and all sundries used (ie saw blades, pickle, gas, solder, small items of silver). I have a stock of silver which you can use which will be charged at £1/gram or you can set up your own account with a major supplier and buy your own. Please ask me for a typical price for a ring, bangle, pendant etc.
You can join at any time but it may be advantageous to have previously attended one of my one-off workshops ( or have had some previous silversmithing experience) and to have learned the basics of cutting, filing, soldering, pickling and polishing to give you a head start. HOWEVER, this isn’t necessary. See the previous page for details of one-off workshops here.
Silver Classes Dates:
The next block of 5 classes will be:
January: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and February: 7th
In the spacious classroom at Milestone school (with plenty of free parking) the workshop room is all set up for you to start silversmithing from the off. Classes will not be as structured as they are in specific workshops (for ring, bangle, pendant or earrings for complete beginners), and you will be given free rein to develop your skills whilst concentrating on producing designs according to your personal preference.. Wendy will demonstrate and explain techniques to achieve a certain skill and encourage you to think about how to apply those practical steps to fit in with your own design. For instance, once you’ve mastered the art of the reticulation texture, you could use your piece of silver to make these earrings (Bev)
or … this brooch (Julie)
or… these cufflinks (Karen)
Here are a few images of pieces that beginners have made in my classes over the 15 years that I’ve been teaching silver clases. I have have seen hundreds of students pass through my doors, and have worked for Adult Education as well as in the private sector attaining “outstanding” graded ofsted inspections. As you can imagine, there are quite a few pieces that have been made under my guidance.
and lastly (with their permission) here are some of my happy, friendly and cherished students! (*photo credit Ivon Williams photography)