The tutor John Russel has been a
professional stone setter all his life and
he is now in his sixties. He has lectured
at the University of Central England in
Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. He is an
excellent teacher and all our previous students
have enjoyed their course with him. He continues
to be a setter in demand in the Birmingham
This intensive course covers
many different types of settings all to
be taken at each individual students pace.
Students will use an electric pendant motor
in addition to hand tools such as gravers
On our course many different
types of settings are acheived. These include
- different types of claw settings, channel
set, rub over and star settings that may
be carried through to pave. Other settings
may be acheived if students have any particular
setting you wish to learn that has not been
The casting mounts used for
your stone setting projects together with
the stones are not included in the course
fee. The cost of the silver mounts and CZ
stones are payable to the lecturer during
the course, depending on how many and what
type of mounts you will use. These are then
yours to take home.
Students who have their own gravers and
scorpers are asked to bring them with them.
For students who do not have these tools,
they are available to buy from John during
the course. Gravers and scorpers are available
to borrow for the course. The course may
be either a 4 or 5 day duration, please
check with the availbility sheet.
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