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Weekly Jewellery & Silversmithing | Back to Basics course with Elia Rizzo

20th September @ 5:30 pm - 29th November @ 8:30 pm

Would you like to learn to make interesting jewellery pieces using step-by-step, foolproof techniques?

This course provides a unique opportunity to learnskills in jewellery and silversmithing techniques, following a formal teaching programme developed by Elia Rizzo.

Each term participants will address a different project in the well-equipped Cambridge Art Makers’ space. The project will be carefully selected by the tutor in order to stimulate a progressive growth of every participant’s practical and design skills.

The projects will cover a wide range of processes taught at the high level Elia himself learnt in workshops in Florence. Aspects of design and methods will be focussed on ensuring a professional execution and finish.

Through making specific items each term, Elia will cover the following aspects of becoming a jeweller:

Design tips
Discovering and expressing your own, personal style
Methods of production, including:
Mechanisms and clasps
Soldering techniques
Sawing techniques
Metal smithing
Basic stone setting (advanced techniques taught on separate, short courses)
Texturing methods
Polishing techniques
Using drawbenches to make wire
Technical advice
Professional finishing

Though taught in a group Elia will also give individual attention to students. Whilst each term will cover a specific project there will be opportunities for variations on the technique where design and personal style can be developed.


20th September @ 5:30 pm
29th November @ 8:30 pm
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Cambridge, CB21 4XN
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