Overview of course
Learn basic jewellery making techniques, processes and materials, such as cuttlefish casting, filing, cutting, drilling and polishing.
NB: the course will only commence if there are sufficient numbers.
What will I learn?
Cuttlefish Casting uses the soft part of a cuttlefish bone to make small metal (usually silver) casts. The cuttlefish bone acts as a mould. It can only be used for one cast. Cuttlefish casting is a good, basic introduction in familiarising a learner in methods and tools (both hand and some machine) used in Silversmithing/Jewellery making.
You will be using Piercing Saws, Needle Files, Hand Drills and a Gas operated Blowlamp as well as other small hand tools. Apart from introducing learners to the above methods, tools and materials used in many facets of 3Dimensional Design metalworking principles, one of the main aims of this session will be to inspire and to give the learner more confidence using the tools and methods within a workshop environment.
Who is the course for?
This short course will expect you to adhere to all Health and Safety procedures whilst on the College site. There will be a short Health and Safety induction before practical work starts. Students must wear sensible footware (i.e no open toe).
Will I have to provide anything?
Please also bring a packed lunch, there are vending machines for hot beverages.
Access to the main college car park is via Beeton's Way (IP33 3TT). At your first session please go to Main Reception in The Gateway where you will be met by the tutor or directed to your classroom.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Please enrol online using the link or call West Suffolk College in Bury on either 01284 716342 or 01284 716297
Days & times
Saturday 10:00 - 15:30