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Meon Valley Studio Jewellery & Silversmithing Courses
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CURRENT COURSES

Weekly Courses

Twelve-Week Jewellery Making Courses

Come and explore your creativity at our ongoing evening classes. Whatever your level of skill, we will help guide you in achieving your own wonderful creations!

 

A small group of students means plenty of attention for everyone, so you can be sure to get the most out of the course.

 

Our classes for the Summer term 2018 are now full, please contact us to go on our waiting list for the Autumn term starting in September.

 

Monday Morning Class with Eva Raynsford

Mondays from 10am to 12:30pm

£280 for 12 weeks (materials additional)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

Next term start date 10th September 2018

 

Monday Evening Class with Olivia Lowe

Mondays from 7pm to 9:30pm

£280 for 12 weeks (materials additional)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

Next term start date 10th September 2018

 

Tuesday Morning Class with Olivia Lowe

Tuesdays from 10am to 12:30pm

£280 for 12 weeks (materials additional)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

Next term start date 11th September 2018

 

Tuesday Evening Class with Eva Raynsford

Tuesdays from 7pm to 9:30pm

£280 for 12 weeks (materials additional)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

Next term start date 11th September 2018

 

Thursday Evening Class with Olivia Lowe

Thursdays from 7pm to 9:30pm

£280 for 12 weeks (materials additional)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

Next term start date 13th September 2018

 

 

Make Your Own Wedding Rings

 

Here at Meon Valley Studio, I offer couples the chance to come to the studio and make their own wedding rings with my expert guidance. It makes for a fantastic experience, and a very romantic one at that, giving even more meaning to what are already hugely symbolic items of jewellery. Couples are always amazed at how professional their finished rings are, even when they have no previous experience in working with metal.

 

The wedding ring day would usually take just one day beginning at 10am and finishing by 4pm. The day costs £350 plus the cost of the metal for the rings and hallmarking. Because the metal is charged to you at cost, the total cost usually works out very similar to buying rings ‘off-the-shelf’, but of course you get the experience and the knowledge that the rings have been crafted by your own hands! We can work in platinum, palladium, silver and all carats and colours of gold. You can also choose from many different surface finishes, shapes and designs, making your rings absolutely unique.

Weekend Courses

Jewellery Making Taster Days

The perfect introduction to jewellery making and silversmithing! Learn some new skills in making silver jewellery or improve on those skills you already possess at this session. You can take advantage of a set project brief or work with project ideas that you might already have. Whichever route you take a tutor will be available to guide and advise, helping you achieve your goal.

 

Saturday 19th May 2018  with Olivia Lowe

10am to 4pm

£80 per person (materials additional)

(£70 for current weekly students)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

 

Saturday 16th June 2018  with Olivia Lowe

10am to 4pm

£80 per person (materials additional)

(£70 for current weekly students)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

 

Saturday 21st July 2018  with Olivia Lowe

10am to 4pm

£80 per person (materials additional)

(£70 for current weekly students)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

 

Specialist Saturday Courses

 

Soldering Masterclass

with Olivia Lowe

This course is aimed at jewellery students who already have some jewellery and silversmithing experience. Soldering is a key skill within the craft and one which students often say is the area they most fear, or one which they feel they need most practice in. This course aims to explain the science behind solder, flux and preparing your metal well. We will demonstrate several key soldering methods such as pallion soldering, sweat soldering, feed soldering and using a solder probe. After each demonstration students will have a go at the technique themselves, using pre-prepared pieces of copper. The course will be for six students only. If you would like to brush up on your soldering skills, conquer your fears or have a better understanding of the techniques and science behind them, this course is for you.

 

Saturday 9th June 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 per person (includes copper samples)

Suitable for those with experience

 

Granulation Day

with Louisa Slade

Louisa will be running our first Granualtion course, teaching the ancient technique of making tiny silver or gold balls to decorate your jewellery. More details coming soon!

 

Saturday 30th June 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 per person (materials additional)

(£70 for current weekly students)

Suitable for those with some jewellery making experience 

 

Cuttlefish Casting Day

with Louisa Slade

A popular course with students attending again and again! Louisa creates many of her own pieces using cuttlefish casting techniques, and in this course she demonstrates many of her techniques with exciting and varied outcomes. The course will cover a range of methods for using cuttlefish to create imaginative pieces of jewellery. It is a really fun way of working and a great way to use up your scrap silver too!

 

Saturday 18th August 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 per person (materials additional)

(£70 for current weekly students)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

 

Wax Carving Day

with Louisa Slade

Wax Carving is fun and experimental way of producing fine-detailed, and unusually shaped jewellery that is not easily achieved using conventional methods. During this one-day course Louisa will show a range of carving techniques and help you carve a basic ring design helping you to get you to grips with the tools and methods. She then hopes you will be eager to play around with carving some of your own designs before the end of the day, when all your pieces will be sent off for casting in silver.

 

Saturday 8th September 2018

10am - 4pm

£80 per person (materials additional)

(£70 for current weekly students)

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

 

 

NB. If the course you would like to attend is full, please email to register your interest so we know to set another date!

Call Olivia on 07939 533 878 to book your place
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