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Introduction to Synclastic & Anticlastic Forming for Jewellery Course

1-Day Course | Private 1:1 Tuition

All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


Course Description

This intensive course has been specially design to introduce you the use of hammers to forge and form metal into organic bespoke shapes. This type of forming can create strength

and resilience in single pieces which enables you to specifically develop jewellery designs with that in mind.


On this course you will discover how to create beautiful free flowing spontaneous three dimensional shapes for jewellery. You will be making use of Synclastic and Anticlastic hammer techniques traditionally used by Silversmiths, adjusting the scale for jewellery.

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Images copyright Tutor Collette W. All rights reserved

With step-by-step tutor guidance you will start using sheet metal as you will explore how this can be formed using specialist tools to move the metal form into different directions to create fluid curves and curls to suit your design shape and then then creating a finished planished surface ready for polishing.

Course content;

  • Hammer options and preparation

  • Hammer control

  • How to control the movement of the metal

  • Techniques for creating shapes and curves

  • Planishing - Smoothing the metal surface with hammers


With tutor guidance use this course to begin a research and development journey and discover how forging techniques such as Anticlastic & Synclastic Raising and can provide inspiration for developing new designs. increase the potential of a design.

This course is suitable for those who already have basic jewellery making skills. 

Tutor Options

All tutors work as professional jewellers, Goldsmiths, Designers or are Jewellery Industry specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.

Course Type and/or
Workshop Location

Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience

Birmingham, UK

Collette W : Goldsmith 

Course Fee: £320 + Metal used

Vat/Tax not applicable


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  • At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book. We understand you may need more information.

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Additional Information

What is the course date?

All private tuition courses are arranged upon request on a date to suit you, subject to tutor availability.

We will provides some course dates for you to choose from or you can ask about a course date of day of the week preference.

About the Course Fee

Courses are priced individually because the course fee is based upon the fee a tutor charges to take a day out their trade works to teach. 

About Materials

Metals for tuition practise is NOT included in the course fee.

This is because Bespoke Courses are tailored to suit  individual makers needs and their individual progress on the day of teaching. Therefore the amount of materials you use on the day cannot be determined in advance, and you pay the tutor direct on the day for the metal you use for practise.

Booking/Payment Information

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN SWIFT or PayPal for International students).


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Information

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of *£95  will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full. Please note, travel and accommodation booked is not eligible for a refund/reimbursement, if you are worried about this we recommend you contact your own Insurer for advice.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable, £95 applies only to a standard one day course.


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