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Creative Jewellery & Silversmithing Course - Autumn Term, 12 Week Course

Join Teresa Crickmar this September for a twelve week jewellery & silversmithing course. Due to the small class sizes of six your experienced teacher is able to support you at your pace and skill level. Your friendly tutor will guide you through all the basics and beyond.

Creative Jewellery & Silversmithing Course - Autumn Term, 12 Week Course
Creative Jewellery & Silversmithing Course - Autumn Term, 12 Week Course

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18 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

Lode, 9 Swaffham Rd, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EZ, UK

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About the event

Join Teresa Crickmar this September for a twelve week jewellery & small-scale silversmithing course. Due to the small class sizes of six your tutor is able to support you at your pace and skill level. Your friendly tutor will guide you through all the basics including suggested projects with step by step instructions to more advanced personal projects.

Inspiration for projects is offered beforehand, however students are encouraged to work creatively and design their own pieces for themselves, loved ones or to sell. Weekly demonstrations and handouts are given and include all the basics as well as techniques such as piercing metal,  Kuem Boo,  granulation, foldforming and soldering techniques. Optional half termly group projects are suggested and have included sand casting, fabricating a brooch pin, forged bangle and enamelling.

Refreshments are offered through the class including sweet treats, cold drinks, tea, fresh coffee, and a vast selection of herbal teas.

The first week or so is used as a complete beginner’s session or as a catch up to remember past skills. You will learn about the basic jewellers' tools, how to use them to mark, measure, cut, file, texture, form, and solder work. These skills will then help you to know what is possible and you can order silver for the following weeks.

Teresa is a sought-after tutor. She creates a fun, relaxed atmosphere to learn in and oozes positivity. Learners join her classes a little unsure and sometimes lacking confidence with the skillset or creative elements but quickly become attached to jewellery-making with her enthusiasm for all things fire, metal, and sparkle. You will gain the skills to make beautiful, professional-looking work that will receive plenty of compliments.

These courses encourage you to develop your design skills and as important as the making process so if you have ideas or are inspired by others work, please share this before you start so that she can adjust the course content. Small, tailored courses give you just what you need. Your dedicated tutor will give you an idea of the materials and processes needed right from the outset before you even start making!

Previous experience is not necessary however you are expected to be able to safely navigate the workshop environment and have the manual dexterity to use saws and torches.

YOUR TUTOR

You can see Teresa Crickmars work locally in Primavera Gallery, Cambridge and she opens her workshop space for Cambridge Open Studios for weekends in July. She is a qualified teacher, Reiki master and has been designing and making jewellery for over 25 years.

"Wow, where do I start! Teresa is an incredible teacher- kind, patient and supportive, with a fantastic sense of humour. She has an incredible wealth of knowledge when it comes to jewellery making (amongst her many other talents!). This is apparent in  her stunning creations. I now feel more confident in  both making and bringing originality to my very own creations. I really cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Teresa for all your positivity and inspiration. Your course has been nothing short of wonderful and you have given me no end of encouragement, for which I will always be grateful."

Zee - Cambridge

"I've been a attending Teresa's silversmithing classes for 6 months and can thoroughly recommend her. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some experience she is a very friendly & supportive teacher, who provides tons of knowledge, encouragement and positive energy."

Louise - Cambridge

Tickets

  • Wednesday Evening Silver Plan

    Sale ends: 30 Jun, 18:00

    Thank you for choosing the Wednesday Evening Class! This plan offers the flexibility to pay in three instalments, a deposit of £60 and two payments of £114 before the start of each half term.

    £60.00

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