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Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Silvermithing - Designing and Making Silverware

This course is an introduction to the basics of silversmithing.

Key information

Course type: Part-time leisure, International Timetable:Monday 7.00pm - 9.00pm Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: a. £160 b. £120 c. £80

Course aims and areas

This course is suitable for new learners, however, anyone with prior experience will be supported to pursue individual projects following discussion.
In the first term, beginners will learn basic skills in piercing, forming, soldering and finishing via a 'bezel box project'. Those with experience (or booking onto further blocks) will focus on creating a small (yet more complex) sculptural and individualised piece, incorporating techniques such a spress-work, forging, mitering and scoring.
Candle-holders or culinary utensils are suggested projects. Whilst silverware is commonly perceived as 'shiny and polished' there will be an emphasis on considering surface finish, embellishment and decoration.
During your journey you will also gather some contextual awareness of makers in the field and sources for materials to further your personal learning.

Start dates

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Code Start Times Duration Fees ?
COM531 17 Sep 2018 Monday 7.00pm - 9.00pm 10 weeks

a. £160 b. £120 c. £80

COM505 14 Jan 2019 Monday 7.00pm - 9.00pm 10 weeks

a. £160 b. £120 c. £80

COM506 29 Apr 2019 Monday 7.00pm - 9.00pm 10 weeks

a. £160 b. £120 c. £80

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

International fees can vary depending on the course you choose and how long you are studying for.

For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.

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How to apply

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How to apply

There will be an initial one-off cost of approximately £30-£60 to purchase your materials. You may choose between silver and copper and they will be priced differently. 

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