2 hour workshop
Join us in the heart of Hackney Wick in Emmas sunny studio for an evening of recycled silver ring making. A perfect beginner’s introduction to the art of sustainable silver jewellery.
If you have ever been curious about how jewellery is made this this is the course for you!
Come and join us in our sustainably run studio and learn the basics of the ancient tradition. With only 4 people at one time, this course provides you with a nuturing environment allowing all abilities to participate.
A fulfilling workshop, leaning new skills, meeting new people and leaving with something you can wear everyday.
You will learn a range of basic and fundamental silversmith techniques, which can be used across a wide range of jewellery making, you will leave with enough knowledge to be able to contiune your jewellery journey at home if desired.
At the end of the session you will be able to take home your very own hand made 100% recycled silver ring.
• Introduction to a jewellery bench, bench peg and tools • Using a piercing saw to cut metal • Using sand papers and files • Using a gas torch and silver solder • Sizing a ring to fit and measure metal, shaping a ring • One texture technique and one polishing technique •
Along the way Emma will explain how to be sustainable in your jewellery practice, including the use of chemicals, metals and sourcing.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Emma Aitchison Jewellery
Emma Aitchison has been a jeweller maker and design for 10 years. She now has her own sustainable jewellery brand which was rated in the top 9 ethical jewellery brands by the Independent this year. Emma creates annual jewellery collections, stocking in well known shops and galleries as well as keeping busy working on bespoke commissions and running workshops.
With her passion for sustainability and ethically sourced items being at the for-front of her mind. Emma strives to keep this at the heart of her brand, learning and developing all the time and sharing the importance of sustainability within jewellery and accessorise design with others.
Emma studied contemporary jewellery in London she then went on to work in the fashion industry, working for well known fashion labels in leather accessories, millinery and jewellery. As well as working for TV and events in costume and props. This combination lends itself to the wide material knowledge and skill set Emma holds.
Emma encourages creativity in her workshops and her own practice, trailing various techniques and making mistakes as you go, learning and developing naturally, thus encouraging you to develop your very own unique style to reflect you.
All materials and tools will be provided- all you need to bring along is yourself! A selection of tea’s, coffee and water will be available for you throughout the workshop. PLEASE NOTE - If you have long hair please bring a toggle to tie it back - Please wear closed toed shoes - It can get dusty, please wear or bring a old top/ clothes if you would like too.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.