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An Introduction to Spinning Course

1-Day or 2-Day Course Option | 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.


An Introduction to Spinning 

Course content is set at beginner's level.


The tutor will guide your introduction to Spinning techniques on the lathe with the use of Aluminium, which is the perfect metal to practise basic technique on.


You will also obtain an understanding of the importance and use of chucks for forming and the material differences of these, along with other specialist tools.


A very useful course of practical tuition for makers with step-by step instruction from the tutor who is a highly experienced Trade Spinner.





How to spin silver ona lathe, course
Course Description
Learn hw to use a lathe to spin silver

Particularly useful for Silversmiths to gain an understanding of the process for the purposes of out-sourcing.


Course Feedback

The tutor Dave was great thanks. There is a lot of information to cram into two days but I feel like I know enough to safely get started on my own kit now. Dave is a great teacher.


Thanks again for arranging it.


5* Excellent

Andrew | University Technician

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 Location

Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience


Melissa R

David A Silversmith

1-Day Course Fee: £290 + Metal

2-Day Course Fee: £530 + Metal

Aluminium is used for practice and your pay the tutor direct for what you use during the course.


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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 industry/trade work to teach. 

About Materials

Aluminium is used for practice, this is NOT included in the course fee because we cannot determine beforehand how much you may use for your bespoke tuition.

You pay the tutor direct for the amount of metals you use during your course. 

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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