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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.

 

Personalised Ring Making Workshop £40

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.

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Thursday 20th August 2020            6 – 9 pm SOLD OUT
Thursday 17th September 2020    6 – 9 pm
Saturday 14th November 2020    10 – 1pm

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Bangle Making Course £60

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.

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Saturday 3rd October 2020             9 – 1pm
Saturday 10th October 2020          9 – 1 pm SOLD OUT

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Stacking Ring Workshop £45

Learn to make a copper and two silver rings which can stack on top of each other. In this 3 hour workshop you will be shown how to form rings using traditional techniques.It is held in a well- equipped metal-working workshop at Bigbury Mint in Ermington, South Devon.

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Thursday 1st October 2020              6 – 9pm

 

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Stud Earring Making Workshop £40

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

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Saturday 5th December 2020 10 – 1pm

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Gift Maker – 5 Week Evening Course

This course is great for all abilities. You will be shown texturing, stamping, enamelling, resin and how to finish work. You will create multiple pieces of jewellery.
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Thursday 12th November 2020

 

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Heart Jewellery Making Workshop £40

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

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Coming Soon! Date TBC

 

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Enamelling Workshop £48

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

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Coming Soon! Date TBC

 

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Experimental Etching – 5 Week Evening Course

This is a one evening a week class for 5 weeks. This class will build your confidence in making Jewellery using traditional techniques.

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Postponed until Next Year

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