Designing and Making Silverware
This course is an introduction to the basics of silversmithing.
Course aims and areasThis 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.
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.
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.