12 hour course
This in-depth 2 day workshop introduces the beginning student to a wide range of traditional techniques used to create jewellery. There are maximum three students per class as Alison values individual attention enabling her to give each student lots of attention to detail no matter their capabilities. A a full 12 hours of tuition is provided over the course of the weekend. The students will become familiar with working with sterling silver. Appropriate tools will be used to silver sheet and wire. Amongst many other things you will learn how to make your own rings which involve the following processes:-
- Rub-over bezel settings for round cabochon and faceted stones -Texturing, polishing and finishing And of course the relevant Health and Safety issues required by this discipline.
You will go home having had a wonderful weekend, new found skills and beautifully handwrought stone-set rings.
Did you know?
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, Alison Flanders Studio
Alison Flanders has over 30 years’ experience designing and hand-crafting silver and gold jewellery. After graduating from Middlesex University in 1976 with a BA Hons degree in silversmithing and design, Alison moved to the States, where for many years she ran her own jewellery business. Throughout the 80s and 90s she also held a number of teaching positions in colleges of art in New York City, including the prestigious Parsons New School for Design. Her work has been exhibited at numerous events throughout America and the UK, including the American Crafts Council Show, Philadelphia Museum Show, American Craft Exposition, New York International Gift Fair and the Chelsea Craft Show and Dazzle in the UK.
Alison recently participated in a project for Turquoise Mountain taking jewellery skills to Women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They now each run their own designer-maker businesses.
In 2005, Alison relocated back to London and is now based at Cockpit Arts in Holborn where she continues to make work for private collectors and teach students in her dedicated workshop.
All project materials are provided. If you use magnification to read, please bring your glasses with you.It is advisable to wear comfortable clothing and covered shoes. Those with long hair could you bring something to tie it back with. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided at all times. There will be a 1/2 hour break for lunch. You can bring your own or avail yourself of the local cafes and shops in Lambs Conduit Street.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.