Jewellery Intermediate - Tamsin Leighton-Boyce
Part time course
You will develop your own designs and jewellery pieces with tutor guidance. There will be opportunity to explore more complicated techniques, such as claw settings and press forming and enamelling techniques. Students are expected to complete Beginners 1 and 2 or equivalent before joining the Intermediate Course.
What will I learn?
Your tutor will teach skills which allow students to then design and make jewellery from their own designs. Students will develop skills according to their own design requirements. Examples of this could be, claw settings, brooch pins, or metal forming techniques. Students would expect to make 2-3 finished pieces of work over 10 weeks. Although most traditional jewellery making skills are based on metals, other materials can be incorporated.
How will I learn?
Tutor demonstrations, hands on practical projects. Feedback from tutor, developing quality of work produced.
Is previous experience necessary?
Yes, you should have been to at least two terms at beginner level before progressing to advanced/intermediate level or are confident in basic metal-working skills such as soldering, piercing and file-working.
What can I do next?
Additional terms of this course. Students can re- enrol for as many terms as they wish.
What should I bring to my first lesson?
A notebook or sketchbook would be useful. As the course progresses you may wish to purchase a basic set of tools – the tutor can advise on this.
Are there any extra costs?
Variable silver costs – dependent on projects chosen. The tutor can advise on where to buy.
About my Tutor:
Tamsin has been teaching jewellery design and making since 2003 and has taught in the Stroud Valleys since 2011; she has a passion for working in metals and a belief in the power of art and craft skills to empower people. In 2009 Tamsin graduated from the School of Jewellery in Birmingham with an MA in Jewellery Silversmithing and Related Products. As a jeweller Tamsin uses mainly reclaimed and recycled objects and materials to create one-off pieces of jewellery; she has exhibited in the UK and Internationally.