In the Studio Jewellery School are delighted to announce that we have, at long last, moved our school to Alicante in Spain. Our first set of Spain-based courses are now viewable on our Calendar page and available to book.
All our lecturers have agreed to fly out to Spain to continue teaching their wonderful skills to old and new students, in fact they are looking forward to it.
The courses will be slightly shorter days from 9am to 1pm, therefore enabling the possibility of family and friends to also enjoy some of your company should they want to join you. We have already been contacted by a company who are organising trips to bodegas and sightseeing should any students and friends want to join in with other things. Our intention is that all should leave with our usual high standard of skills learnt but also have a wonderful experience visiting Spain.
We will be looking at more options for students as soon as we can. The closest beach of Guardamar is 15 minutes drive from us and Torrevieja 20 minutes, so if it’s a beach you are looking for it’s not far. Alicante airport is about 20 minutes away, we are located down a quiet country lane but close to villages and towns, nothing too far away.
Thank you all for your kind wishes on our facebook page, we really do appreciate them.
Very best wishes to you all and look forward to you joining us in the lovely warm sunshine.
Learn to engrave beautiful designs onto metal by hand using this stunning technique, taught by a professional hand engraver with over 40 years experience. Hand engraving is a traditional skill that relatively few people have, which makes it all the more impressive. Engraving can be used to apply stunning decorative effects to jewellery, for the creation of plaques, and can also be integrated into enamelling.
Our lecturer has been a professional engraver for 39 years and is experienced in all types of engraving. He has been teaching engraving for the last 15 years.
The course is limited to six places to ensure that there is a good student to teacher ratio, however this does mean that places are limited and as such students are advised to book early to ensure a place on the course.
Day 1. You will learn how to correctly hold and control the graver effectively, and practice this through a variety of exercises designed to enhance your development. You will also learn how to sharpen and prepare your gravers
Days 2 & 3. You will choose from a large selection of designs, which you will then learn to transfer onto the sheet metal. You will then turn your design into a beautiful engraving.
How to engrave silver or copper by hand
How to use engraving tools correctly
How to sharpen a graver for optimal use
How to transfer a design onto metal for the engraving process
You will also be given a demonstration of air engraving using the Graver Max system
You will come away with two plates in your choice of silver or copper, decorated with beautiful designs that you will have hand engraved yourself
The plates used in your choice of copper or silver can be purchased during the course, or you may bring your own pieces if you would prefer.
If you would like to purchase the gravers you will be using, you will be given the option to do so at the end of the course.