Fine Forging & Forming Jewellery
Jewellery Techniques : 1-day Course
All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.
Fine Forging & Forming Jewellery
This course has been design to introduce you the use of hammers to forge and form metal.
On this course you will discover how to create beautiful free flowing natural 3D shapes for jewellery.
Starting with a sheet metal shape you will explore how this can be formed using a hammer and with tutor guidance you use techniques for Anticlastic and Synclastic hammering and learn how to move the metal form into different directions to create fluid curves and curls.
This course also offers a brief introduction to Form Folding, whereby 3D folds or flat forged lines can be added to sheet metal through a series of scoring and forged bending techniques.
Hammer options and preparation
How to control the movement of the metal
Techniques for creating shapes and curves
Planishing - Smoothing the metal surface with hammers
Form Folding Basics
With tutor guidance use this course to begin a research and development journey and discover how forging techniques can increase the potential of a design.
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Course Fee and Course Date
About the Course Fee
A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor. because, it’s their experience and expertise that you are paying for.
In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.
Vat is not applicable
What is the course fee?
Select your tutor / course location option from the table below to see what your course fee is.
Course fee's quoted are subject to tutor availability.
Why are course fee's different?
Because the course fee is mainly determined by each individual tutor's day rate.
What is the course date?
The course date is for you to decide, subject to tutor availability.
Simply enquire about a couple of preferred course date options and I will check the tutor availability for you.
About the Materials
Materials ARE NOT included
This is because the course is tailored to suit your needs therefore the amount you may use on the course cannot be determined beforehand.
You pay the tutor directly for materials (Base metal/ Silver etc.
Tutors & Course Fee
Only expert tutors
Your tutor will only be an established highly skilled Goldsmith or Jewellery Industry professional.
Practical courses are taught in the workshop of your tutor. This will give you the added benefit of seeing first-hand how they carry-out their own professional trade practise.
See how their workshop is set up.
See which tools they find invaluable.
Find out some of their trade secrets.
Flexible to suit, usually 9.30am to 4.30pm
Lunch is not provided so you'll need to bring a packed lunch to suit your own dietary requirments.
Do you have a question?
Please make a general enquiry, email me or request a Course Information sheet.
The focus is on you
Courses are individually tailored to suit your skill level and requirements wherever technically possible and feasible in the time allowed on the day of your course, as determined by the tutor.
When making a course enquiry please provide as much information as you can about what you want to acheive on your course.
All your information will better prepare the tutor so that you can obtain the best possible course experience.
How to Book
Choose your date
Decide when you might like your course to take place then "Make a Course Enquiry" and advise your details on the form provided.
Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by PayPal or BACS invoicing.
Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £65 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 another date if you wish.
Should I need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances I will refund your course fee in full.
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