In the Studio Jewellery School are delighted to announce that we are, at long last, moving our school to Alicante in Spain. Some of our old students have been aware for some time that this was going to happen and have already said they cannot wait to join us in the sun. So please bear with us while we organise the new courses and dates.
We expect the new course dates to be online and ready to book by the end of January and all those that are on out lists will be informed as soon as we have them. We intend that the first courses will take place in the middle to end of March when the weather will be better for those who do not like it too hot.
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 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 intension is that all should leave with our usual high standard of skills learnt but also have a wonderful experience.
We won’t be able to offer the accommodation anymore but we have already made contacts in the area with people who will let rooms from 15 euros per night per person and will drive them to and from the school for the courses. 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.
We are hoping to have the course dates up and ready to book by the end of January with the courses starting middle to end of March.
Thank you all for your kind wishes on our facebook page, we really do appreciate them.
A very happy seasonal greeting to you all and a great New Year.
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
Day 2. 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.