Bigbury Mint Courses

Medal-making requires us to learn many different craft skills, some of which could be ‘lost’ as technologies change.  We think it’s important to take the trouble to teach and pass on these skills and techniques.

So, what’s the point of learning them? They are fun and satisfying to do and they may be useful in the future either because we place a higher value on something directly made by humans or because they require very little non-renewable energies.

We offer some regular courses and some more specialist ones that are available when we have enough people who want to go for it.

I personally believe that everyone should learn some craft skills to enrich them and fulfil a basic need to make things with our hands.

 

Bangle Making Courses

This course is great for beginners to learn some basic silver-working techniques, and you will go away with a copper bangle and a solid silver bangle that you have made! It is run by Fiona Cocks BA(Hons) who is has been teaching classes for over 10 years.

Next Course
Saturday February 16th 2019, 9am – 1pm

 

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Earring Making Workshop

Learn to make solid silver earrings using traditional techniques, held in a well- equipped metal-working workshop at Bigbury Mint in Ermington, South Devon.

Next Course
Saturday May 18th 2019, 10am – 1pm

 

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Enamelling workshop

Learn to make a copper pendant and colour fill it with vitreous enamel using traditional techniques, held in a well- equipped metal-working workshop at Bigbury Mint in Ermington, South Devon.

Next Course
Saturday April 27th 2019. 10am-1pm

 

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Heart Pendant Making Workshop

Learn to make a copper and a solid silver pendant using traditional techniques, held in a well- equipped metal-working workshop at Bigbury Mint in Ermington, South Devon.

Next Course
Thursday 24th January, 2019

 

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Jewellery Making

(Complete Beginners)

This course is great for beginners to learn some basic silver-working techniques: texturing, soldering, piercing, drilling, stamping, colouring, forming, and basic- enamelling.

Next Course
Thursday March 7th – April 4th 2019. 6-8.30pm

 

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Ring making workshop

Learn to make a solid silver ring using traditional techniques, held in a well- equipped metal-working workshop at Bigbury Mint in Ermington, South Devon.

Next Course
Saturday 26th January, 2019

 

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Jewellery Making

(Impovers)

This is a one evening a week class for 5 weeks. Moving on from the beginners class, this continues to improve your confidence in making Jewellery using traditional jewellery making techniques and introduces stone-setting and enamelling.

Next Course
Thursday May 2nd – 23rd and June 6th 2019. 6-8.30pm

 

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