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Robert C | Silversmith & Hand Engraver

Areas of expertise 
  • Hand Engraving 

  • Silversmithing Techniques

  • Decorative Mark Making & Textures Techniques

  • Tool / Punch making

  • Drawing / Design Techniques

  • Wax Carving


Robert has almost 30 years trade experience working in the Jewellery Industry, originally starting out as an apprentice to WW Allen where he worked as a Hand Engraver and Diesinker, then training as a silversmith and jeweller.
He was based in London as a freelance designer for several years, before returning to Birmingham to continue working the in the trade alongside teaching, originally sharing his drawing and design skills.
He is an enormously experienced Hand Engraving, Drawing, Jewellery and silversmithing tutor, recently retiring as a senior lecturer at Birmingham City University School of Jewellery after 23 years, however he still continues to teach Hand Engraving and Drawing techniques and undertake private commissions occasionally. His passion for painting and drawing continues on in his free time.
Robert has completed many prestigious silversmithing and engraving commissions over the years including the Trophy and Trainer’s prize for the King George V and Queen Elizabeth Diamond  Stakes at Ascot , his work is also in the collection of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in London.


Own studio in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter


Learn from Robert 

To check Robert's availability and to obtain a quote for a 1-day one-to-one session with him, contact Dawn Meaden-Johnson at


Student Feedback

Course: 1-Day Introduction to Hand Engraving
One-to-one Tuition

The tutor was very encouraging and understanding of my struggles and super
knowledgeable and inspiring!
I'm hoping to book a follow up course with him after a couple of months practicing the basics - so that says it all really!

Thank you very much for existing- as it's so difficult to find this kind of training and I doubt I could have gained what I did in such a short space of time any other way.

A big 5* Excellent rating for my course with Robert - he was fantastic!

Jess T | Jeweller
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