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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.

 

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.

Next Course
Saturday 18th January 2020. 9am – 1pm.

 

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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.

Next Course
Saturday October 12th 2019, 10am – 1pm

 

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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.

Next Course
Saturday 7th March 2020. 9am-1pm

 

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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.

Next Course
Saturday 1st February 2020. 9am – 12 noon

 

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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 stone-setting.

Next Course
To be confirmed, Coming Soon!

 

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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.

Next Course
Saturday 19th October 2019 10am – 1pm

 

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Jewellery Making

(Improvers)

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 techniques.

Next Course
Thursday 31st October 2019 6 – 8.30pm

 

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Enamelled Christmas Jewellery £48

Learn to make a Christmas themed item of jewellery 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.

More details to come

Next Course
Saturday 2nd November 2019. 9am-1pm

 

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