Intermediate Jewellery

Tuesday Evenings | 18.00-21.00 | £230 | 10 weeks 
This course is for those with some experience of jewellery making who are looking to improve their skills.
For these initial classes Helen will focus on chain-making, practicing in copper wire then working in silver. Starting with chain making is a great way to practice and perfect soldering, and a great way of creating a piece from start to finish, including construction of t-bars and hooks.

Helen will also offer the opportunity to explore some of  the following:

  • Different metal forming techniques, from fold forming, to forging, carving and shaping metal and water casting (using silver scrap).
  • Designing and creating 3D forms in wax, using wax carving tools, experimenting with different types of wax, casting items and professionally cleaning and finishing cast pieces.
  • Elements of stone setting, from cabochon and flush setting, also tube setting to claw and collet, depending on students self directed projects.
  • Recycling and reforming of scrap silver/gold. This is an important and useful bench skill.
  • Design and development.
This is the pilot run of this course but we hope to run it three terms every year. Each term would consist of 10 Tuesday evening classes with a break usually over local school half terms.

This course is only suitable for those with previous jewellery and silversmithing experience. You will be asked to detail this when you book.

Click on the booking links to see if there are still spaces, if their are none available please sign up on the waiting list at the bottom of this page.

Tutor | Helen Walls

Helen has many years experience as a jewellery tutor and mentor, and was lead diploma tutor at London Jewellery School, in the heart of the London jewellery quarter Hatton Garden. Helen has been providing beginners through to advanced level tutoring, covering many traditional techniques from soldering, polishing and finishing and pearl-knotting through to stone setting, technical drawing and wax carving and much more.

Helen also has a small and friendly shop, The Smithy, in Saffron Walden.

Term Dates

May – July 2021
  • Tuesdays 18th May – 27th July
  • Break week 22nd June
September – November 2021
  • Tuesdays 21st September – 30th November
  • Break week 26th October

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Intermediate Jewellery – May-July 2021

Tue 18th May @ 18:00 - Tue 27th Jul @ 21:00

Intermediate Jewellery – September-November 2021

Tue 21st Sep @ 18:00 - Tue 30th Nov @ 21:00

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Location | 6 Lintech Court, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4XN, ENGLAND

Transport | The workshop is a few miles south of Cambridge city and can be reached by the route 13 buses. Follow the signs to Linton Zoo!

Participant Guidelines | Please read our participant guidelines which can be found here

Covid-19 Guidelines | Please read our covid-19 guidelines which can be found here

Access | Please note that our kitchen and toilets are on the first floor up 1 flight of stairs. If this is going to pose a problem for you please email us at [email protected]

Booking | Your reservation on a course is not complete until payment has been received.

Photos | We may take pictures during classes which may be used on our social media feeds and later in publicity. If you wish not to be in photographs please let the tutor and staff know at the start of the class.

Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email [email protected]

Availability | No spaces left? Email us at [email protected] to go on the waiting list.

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