Jewellery & Silversmithing: Supervised Mixed Level

Friday Afternoons | 13.30-16.30 | £200 | 10 weeks 

Do you love to create jewellery? Would you prefer to do it in a friendly, well-equipped space, with other people who share the same passion around you?

On this course you can work on your own jewellery projects supported by the guidance of master jeweller Elia Rizzo, with his training and experience from Florence; the centre for excellence in Jewellery making.

With a maximum of 8 participants in the class there will be time for Elia to share his attention equally and individually with each participant, and there will be opportunities to learn from each other too.

Please note that this is not a taught course and Elia will provide guidance and supervision as possible, but start-to-finish teaching will only be available during the morning course and short courses.

Some specific techniques will only be covered during dedicated short courses that cover particular techniques in detail. These must be booked separately according to availability. If there is a specific technique that you are interested in, please email us and we will let you known whether it can be supervised here or whether it will be covered by a specific short course.

This course runs for three terms every year, each term consists of 10 Friday afternoon classes. We take a break over half term.

This course is suitable for those with previous jewellery making experience.

A discounted rate is available if you book it along with the Friday morning session with Elia; Jewellery & Silversmithing: Structured Intermediate course.

Click on the booking links to see if there are still spaces, if their are none available email us at [email protected] to go on the waiting list.

Jewellery Making course with Elia Rizzo at Cambridge Art Makers
Elia Rizzo course tutor at Cambridge Art Makers

Tutor | Elia Rizzo

Elia Rizzo is a Bespoke Jewellery Designer, engraver and stone setter.
He is from Florence, Italy, where he has been designing and creating one-of-a-kind pieces for ten years.
He has always had both a strong interest in traditional Jewellery techniques and also in finding challenging ways of applying them to create pieces that also have a contemporary taste. Elia studied in Florence, a city renowned around the world for its traditions of excellence in high-end jewellery making and design. After the completion of his studies, thanks to his skills he was selected for  several internships during which he continued his training in hand engraving, jewellery design, jewellery making, stone faceting, stone setting and metal smithing techniques, being tutored by some of the most excellent professionals.
He now works as a free lance Jewellery Designer and, thanks to a deep passion for anything related to jewellery making, he never stops refining his skills, making new experiments everyday and always looking forward to new challenges in creating his pieces.

Term Dates

We hope to resume these classes if/when Elia can return from Italy. We will notify those who were signed up as soon as we are able to hold these courses.

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“Elia is one of the most talented jewellers that I have had the pleasure of being tutored by.”

Jewellery with Elia Rizzo, July 2019

“The Gypsy Stone Setting jewellery course with Elia Rizzo was by far the best short course I have ever done. I am exhausted and delighted!” (she’s done a LOT of good short courses in her time!)

Gypsy Stone Setting with Elia Rizzo, February 2020

“It looks easy when Elia does the stone setting but there’s a lot to learn!  Elia is a great teacher and made the course both interesting and rewarding.  I can recommend the tutor, course and venue which are all excellent.”

Gypsy Stone Setting with Elia Rizzo, February 2020
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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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