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Jewellery &
Silversmithing Courses

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term time courses

be part of our vibrant creative community

LEARN

  • experienced, dedicated tutor

  • small-class sizes of five

  • well-equipped workshop 

  • suggested & personal projects

  • research, design & making

  • jewellery business guidance

  • project handouts & demonstrations

HEAL

  • dedicated time and space for you

  • increase confidence, skills & knowledge

  • build relationships with loved ones

  • share your story and be heard

  • make something you're proud of

  • contribute to a community of creatives

PLAY

  • experiment with materials, tools & techniques

  • gain the confidence to fail and succeed

  • make friends and socialise outside of class

  • exhibit your work with us

  • there's always something new to try

  • learn in a safe, nurturing environment

  • 50% discount for bespoke workshops

COURSES

  • Wednesday 10am-1pm

  • Wednesday 7pm - 9pm

  • Thursday 10am-1pm

  • Thursday 6.30pm-9.30pm

  • Friday 9.30am-12.30pm

  • Friday 1.30pm-4pm

We are now taking enrolments for Summer Term 2024

Join Teresa Crickmar for a creative metalwork course that offers everything for a beginner to learn how to make a stone set ring, hammered chain necklace and a beautiful fold-formed pendant. There are suggestion projects but prefer to work with each student individually to make what they want to wear or gift. The first week is used for a complete beginners 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. You will be guided with what and where to order materials.

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 not always confident but quickly catch the bug with her ample-enthusiasm for jewellery making. You will gain the skills to make beautiful, professional-looking work that will receive lots of compliments.

 

Teresa believes the design element of making should be as important as the piece itself and 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 want. Teresa will give you an idea of the materials and processes needed right from the outset, before you even start making! 

Creative Jewellery & Silversmithing Courses cover pretty much anything you'd like to learn. Teresa offers one group project per half term to gain essential skills for example:

  • mold making & sand casting

  • enamelling

  • forging

  • fine brooch pin

  • precious metal clay

  • 'gypsy' flush stone setting

  • forged spoon

  • shallow bowls and dishes

The courses also offer the chance to enhance your small-scale silversmithing skills. If you would like to learn how to cut, form and texture metal to make stunning objects, other than jewellery (but not always), then we can adapt the course content for you. We will explore forging, doming, hammering, soldering and mark making. The items you might like to make exploring small-scale silversmithing could include candlesticks, spoons, dishes, cups and boxes. There are a limited number of spaces so please do get in touch to reserve your bench. 

it's more than a jewellery class...

Teresa Crickmar is Reiki master, an intuitive empath, qualified teacher, gallery manager and an excellent facilitator for developing creativity in a safe, nurturing environment.  Teresa has developed a community of jewellery enthusiasts that come together to learn but also to share stories and make lasting friendships. Teresa and her learning environment holds space for people, come laughter or tears, it's a space to be seen and heard alongside developing skills. From the very first time changing a saw blade to selling your work at a dedicated exhibition you will be guided, encouraged and accepted. 

Every learner that enrols on a term time course has the option to join in with:

  • regular weekly tutorials to enhance knowledge and skills with matching information sheet

  • half termly projects focusing on increasing your technical ability

  • termly outings to London to visit Hatton Garden, Goldsmiths Centre/Hall and museums

  • Biannual exhibitions in prestigious venue in Cambridge

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. Creative Therapy Space reserves the right to decide on your suitability for the course with regards to health and safety concerns. This may result in the termination of your course and a refund for the remaining classes.

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