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Metal Mounts/Models Masterclass

1-Day Course  | Private 1:1 Tuition | Arranged upon request

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

The level of accuracy, finesse and speed with which you fabricate a handmade metal master model for moulding and casting has immediate effect on the profit margin of the finished piece of jewellery.

With this in mind this course has been designed to provide you with tips of the trade to help you reduce making time, whilst maintaining quality and design characteristics.

Using their own master models in process to demonstrate, the tutor will explain how to develop a model perfect for casting and the methods you can employ to make your production run easier to manage and time efficient.

You may bring along some of your own models for discussion if you wish.

Course agenda

  • Thinking ahead - Design elements important for the casting process

  • Fabrication tips of the trade

  • Sprue design and placement

  • Pre-casting finish

  • Post casting finish

This is not a practical course; you will be in discussion with an experienced and successful commercial jeweller to gain an understanding  and identify where you can improve your own practise.

Model Making Masterclass_3hr consultancy

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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 + Metals 

Vat/Tax not applicable

Essex, UK

Martin : Goldsmith

Course Fee: Upon request 

Vat/Tax not applicable


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  • Advise your details on the form provided.

  • 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

NOT INCLUDED: No Metals, base or precious or gemstones are 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 or you may obtain tutor guidance and bring your own.

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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