Silver Jewellery

When: Saturday, July 27th 2024 - Sunday, July 28th 2024, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:00

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Applied Craft Workshops

TWO DAY JEWELLERY WORKSHOP - SILVER RING & SILVER EARRINGS

Taught by talented jeweller and tutor Ailsa Wilde, over this two day course you will learn:

● to work with metals in sheet and wire form; copper and silver

● skills in fine jewellery making

● the hot connection process of soldering

● how to file, texturise, shape and finish in silveR

DAY 1: Silver Ring

During the first half of day one, you will be introduced to working with copper, developing skills in texturising and mark making through samples and learning the hot connection process of soldering, by creating a simple prototype ring in copper.

Over the second half of the day, you will develop and consolidate your fine jewellery skills through the design and making of a final silver ring.

DAY 2: Silver Earrings

During the morning of day two, you will complete any final soldering or finishing required on your silver ring from the first day. You will then be introduced to working with silver wire, where you will create a pair of silver drop earrings. This will combine and consolidate your skills developed over the course of the two day workshop.

This course is suitable for complete beginners and the more advanced jeweller.

£170, includes tea, coffee and all materials. Please bring a packed lunch. Booking: Download a booking form here and email it to info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk or 01381 600354

Ailsa Wilde is the founder of Wilde Workshops and the jeweller behind the jewellery. Ailsa’s own passion for jewellery making began in 2005 when she embarked on her BA (hons) in 3 Dimensional Design at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, specialising in jewellery making. After living in New Zealand for 3 years, she came back to Scotland to set up a small jewellery business, Crafty Wolf, and study a PGDE to become a secondary Design & Technology Teacher. After 6 years of teaching at a private school in Edinburgh, Ailsa has returned to her hometown in the Highlands with her family, where she continues to teach full time as a Design & Technology teacher. Ailsa has written course material and introduced an SQA approved National Progression Award (NPA) in Jewellery. This is the first, and currently only school in the Highlands to offer this qualification to young people. Ailsa is a dedicated and driven teacher and a passionate jeweller, who strives to educate and create with each delivery of Wilde Workshops.

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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354

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Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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