ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7pm - All welcome
Contact:Chairperson Debbie Vuleta, email email@example.com
Date:7:00 pm Nov 15th 2021
Location:The Studio, 39c Tanner Street, Woolston
Details:Our annual meeting is a great social event where you can catch up with other members. Light supper will be served afterwards.
Jewellery Summer School, 17-21 January 2022, 10am-4pm
Contact:Cora Baillie, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date:10:00 am Jan 17th 2022
Location:Silversmiths’ Guild Studio, 39c Tanner Street, Woolston
Details:If you are excited by the idea of learning to make your own silver jewellery, getting to grips with hammers, jewellers’ saws and gas torches, this course is the perfect introduction. Our purpose-built studio is in The Tannery complex in Woolston, Christchurch, with lots of space and all the tools and equipment you will need to learn this fascinating craft.
This is an exciting 5-day course, introducing key jewellery-making and silversmithing techniques. The first four days will each focus on a different project – something you can take home at the end of the day - and the fifth day is yours to finish the projects or do something extra. By the end of this time, you will have an overview of the possibilities within this wonderful craft and how metal jewellery is made. See below for the course outline for each day.
Limited places so early booking recommended.
Monday 17 - Friday 21 January 2022
10am-4pm each day
$495 per person for the full week
Project materials included
Suitable for beginners 16 yrs and over
Tea and coffee are available onsite, and you can bring a packed lunch, or you can buy your lunch at any of the yummy food outlets at The Tannery. Other than that, you need only bring yourselves. All basic silver, tools and consumables for each project are included in the course fee (optional extras such as additional silver are available for purchasing).
Projects and techniques covered on this course
Day 1 - Set of copper and silver stacking rings
• General health and safety when working in the workshop
• Measuring your finger
• Measuring metal length for a ring
• Using a jewellers saw
• Bending & shaping
• Pallion soldering
• Filing, sanding& polishing
Day 2 - Sheet silver pendant
• Transferring a design to metal
• Sawing shapes from sheet
• Using the drill press
• Using a jewellers saw to pierce a design
• Filing &sanding edges
• Texturing using hammers
• Making and attaching a jump ring
• Using the chain polisher
Day 3 - Sheet silver earrings
• Texturing using the rolling mill & punches
• Disc & shape cutting
• Sweat soldering
• Making ear wires & posts
Day 4 –Make a Zodiac silver clay pendant
• Roll to imprint your choice of zodiac or other texture
• Cut shapes for earrings or pendant
• Sand and finish dried pieces
• Fire in kiln
• Brass –brush, patina, finish
Day 5 –Finish your projects or make another
In addition, throughout the week we will discuss suppliers, tools and many other useful subjects.
Cora is a Level 2 and Level 3 tutor for the Guild’s classes during the school terms. She started her silversmithing with a Silversmiths Guild course when it was still at the Christchurch Arts Centre. She has taken courses at Der Schmuck Academie in Cologne, Germany, the London Jewellery School in Britain and is a member of the Lucy Walker Online Jewellery Academy.
Carolyn learned her craft from a jeweller in Canberra, ACT, and since returning to Aotearoa New Zealand has continued to develop skills at the Silversmiths’ Guild with the help of members and tutors. She was a trained teacher and university lecturer in her previous life.