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Jewellery and Silversmithing - Friday Afternoon Mixed Level

Course Description

This course is for anyone who would like to make jewellery and small sculptural objects using silver, copper and brass. You will learn a range of techniques including forming metal sheet (anti-clastic raising, fold forming and repousse), fabrication (soldering, riveting and bezel setting with prongs) and forging. Beginners and Intermediate learners can follow set projects whilst Intermediate and advanced learners will be encouraged to explore their own ideas through self-initiated projects.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

All abilities are welcome. If you are interested in a specialist technique not listed or described in the course description, please contact the Curriculum Manager before enrolling to find out if it is possible for us to accommodate this.

Course Content

You will learn jewellery making skills, such as cutting metal, filing, annealing, soldering, piercing, sawing, drilling, and use a variety of specialist tools and machinery. You will also learn forming and forging techniques such as sinking, raising, anti-clastic raising, fold forming and repousse and apply them in a self-directed project. By the end of the course, you will be able to: explore a variety of silversmithing techniques and processes; produce a range of test pieces and developments in copper and brass; design, develop and make a small collection of objects e.g. a spoon or a piece of sculptural jewellery; apply and practice finishing skills such as filing and polishing; solder and join metal; make simple hinges and catches; forge a handle; attain an awareness of contemporary Silversmithing; understand and observe correct studio practice/Health and Safety rules; make cold connections using rivets.

Teaching and Learning Methods

There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, books and websites for you to visit to enrich your study.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a pathway into higher education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an interview with the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.

Our Student’s Work

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Tel: 020 7255 4700
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Tel: 020 7241 8572