This course is held at Homewood School, Tenterden
This Silversmithing course will give you the opportunity to work on individual projects and to practice, improve and perfect your skills.
By the end of the course you should be able to :
- shape, solder and polish silver
- shape the silver, solder, planish with a hammer,
- pierce using a small saw and finally polish to mirror finish.
Rings, bangles and other jewellery and silver items can be made. Returning students will be able to complete existing projects.
IMPORTANT! This course is located on the site of of Homewood School in Tenterden (postcode TN30 6LT). It is situated in the workshops which are behind and to the right of the Sinden Theatre.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Owen Madhlope-Phillips
Owen Madhlope Phillips is a silversmith with many years of industry and educational experience. He has worked for such prestigious companies as Aspreys, Tiffany, Garrard and Mappin & Webb, and has been a member of the Kent Adult Education teaching team for over 20 years.
How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.
You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor who will be assessing your work throughout the course.
What do I need to bring with me?
A small box to keep work in and a cloth for drying work. It is recommended that new students do not purchase any equipment until advised by the tutor. Charges will be made for silver (depending on what you make - the pill box costs about £40 - £50 for the silver), solder, piercing saw blades and face masks. All items can be purchased from the tutor at the start of the course. Silver items can also be sent for hall marking to be paid for on return. Students should try to wear dark clothing or an apron as the polishing can get clothing dirty. Long hair should be tied back when soldering or polishing. No open toe shoes.
What can I do next?
Your tutor will be able to advise on this.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course, no experience or knowledge of the subject is required.
Beginners and those with some experience welcome. It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.
Getting to your course
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ASH/121239/M/LC.
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