Summer School 1

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Summer School 1



Vanilla Ink are inviting people to take part in our one week intensive courses to learn the basics of jewellery-making.

We now offer three separate Summer Schools, aimed at students, hobbyists, or makers at the start of their jewellery journey.

Welcome to Vanilla Ink’s Summer School 1. This course caters for the absolute novice, completely new to the industry and ready to begin their jewellery journey. Within this class, you will learn about the tools required for making as well as being shown how to use them in a safe and proper manner. You’ll be briefed on the techniques that are needed to get you through the beginnings of jewellery making. 

Full tuition will be given as well as all tools and materials during tutorials. On Wednesday you will be given the opportunity to order your own materials from a bullion supplier. You will be shown exactly how to do this so no catastrophic errors occur! Each student will have their own bench, kitted out with the pliers, files etc that a jeweller would need. Larger and more expensive shared equipment is dotted around the workshop.

By attending this full week, you will come away with a good knowledge of jewellery manufacture that will give you a head start. The class is limited to eight students per class to ensure key concepts are covered and to give maximum personal tuition. You will be shown all the necessary methods to harness the techniques, however, please be aware that a certain amount of continual repetition will be required post-class to finely hone your skills. Practice makes perfect! We can give you advice on the tools needs to continue your learning.

All tools, equipment and base metal materials are included in the class. The workshop will be closed for lunch between 1pm - 2pm. 

Course Content

During this week you will cover basic workshop etiquette, familiarise yourself with tools and equipment, then understand workshop H&S. You will create a silver ring, saw pierce, roll print, disc cut, dome, rivet, and finish with reticulation and granulation. You will also be encouraged to take inspiration from local surroundings, then design, prototype and manufacture your own pieces, as well as becoming familiar with ordering materials.

All tools and base metals are provided within the course. Remember to bring a sketchbook! Feel free to bring your own silver and your own tools if you prefer. You will be guided through ordering your own materials ahead of your own creation days.

One week intensive course
Monday - Friday
22.07.19 - 26.07.19
10am - 5pm daily

Tutor: Ashley Lovie

Vanilla Ink Jewellery School
Mercat House
19 Argyle Court
The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
G3 8ND

All prices are inclusive of VAT
Students must be 16 years+
Good eyesight and hand dexterity is a must.
Please read our full
Terms and Conditions.

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