Ring Workshop (stacking rings or personalised rings)
About the Course
Ring Making Workshop – you can choose to make a personalised ring or a set of 3 stacking rings
The workshop is equally suitable for students who have not done a workshop with Bigbury Mint before or who already have some basic jewellery making skills. At the start of the course, you will be shown examples of stacking rings and personalised rings and you can choose which you would like to make (please note you must choose one or the other, there would not be time to make both in one workshop).
If you want to make Stacking RINGS
You will create a set of three stacking rings from your choice of a selection of available metals including silver, copper and brass. Creating a set of stacking rings is a brilliant way to play with textures as you will have 3 separate rings and each one can be different. You will be shown how to use a blow torch safely and learn the art of soldering metal.
You will learn traditional techniques throughout the course as follows:
- Accurate measuring, calculating, and cutting to a correct size.
- Shaping and forming.
If you want to make personalised RINGS
You will learn to make a solid silver ring to your own unique design using hammers and stamping with hand punches to decorate. You will learn how different hammers create different marks and the accuracy needed for the hand punches. You will first be given a copper strip to practice the various techniques on, before moving onto your silver ring.
In addition to learning the 6 techniques above if you choose to make the personalised ring you will also be taught the intricate art of how to use hand punches to decorate your ring.
*** All silver supplied is recycled 925 EcoSilver ***
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
*NB. We can only accommodate students enrolled on the course to be in the building.
Your workshop will be run by our Silversmith Vicky –
Your tutor, Vicky, has been designing and making jewellery since 2012 when she studied at Penwith School of Art in Cornwall. The first tap of a hammer ignited a passion for jewellery making which has seen her complete a degree and set up her own small business. Over the past few years, she has enjoyed teaching the art of jewellery making at Bigbury Mint.
Clothing & Safety-
Your Safety is our priority: Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, aprons can be worn. No scarves, shorts, miniskirts/dresses as legs need to be covered and no flipflops, open-toed sandals or open-toed shoes are allowed in the workshop. Hair must be tied up. Safety googles are provided when needed.
It is advisable to wear a few layers as the temperature can fluctuate in the workshop.
Tea, Coffee and Milk are provided during the course, and drinking water is available. Please bring anything else you may wish to drink (we do not usually have non-dairy milk so please bring your own if necessary). We do not allow alcohol nor the consumption of food in the workshop.
Our Workshops are held at Bigbury Mint, Ermington – close to the towns of Ivybridge and Modbury and within easy driving distance of the local beaches and Dartmoor. There are plenty of pubs and cafes nearby to refresh and fill up before or after your class.
FOR SATNAV use PL21 9NT (1 River Park, Ermington, Devon)
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Or arrival at River Park Industrial Estate drive straight down the steep hill and you will find us near the end just behind ‘Westcountry Cookers’. Free parking is located in front of the building, please enter through the second door signposted ‘Jewellery Workshop Entrance’.
Terms and Conditions.
We will need you to pay for your course in full before booking is confirmed.
Please note that full refunds can only given with a minimum of 30 days notice. If the notice is less than 30 days, we are sorry but you will not receive any refund for this course.
Cost. £63 payable on booking.
- Wednesday 18 October, 6pm to 9pm. Cost £63