Jewellery at Build offers a diverse range of courses with high quality teaching delivered by specialist tutors in dedicated, well-equipped studios.
• Have you considered taking your jewellery making and design to the next level with one of our year-long courses:
• Technical skills, traditional metalwork, experimental materials and techniques for the complete beginner, intermediate and professional jeweller.
• Self-directed study workshops, design development and realisation, professional practice.
• Supportive, challenging and creative teaching environment to exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge between experts and peers. Tutors offer group and 1:1 teaching.
• Courses throughout the year; day, evening and weekend, including year-long taught programmes, 12 week workshops, and short intensives.
from the Jewellery end-of-year exhibition, showcasing work from students on the part-time year-long programmes:
Course Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWant to replicate your jewellery designs as multiple pieces? Discover simple techniques for making a master and silicone moulds that can easily be used at home to create numerous copies of your original pieces or found objects - as well as picking up extra resin jewellery making tips on mixing resin, adding colour and embedding.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetJoin this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the diamond trade, different types of diamonds on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £59.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDoes your soldering let your jewellery work down? If you would like to practise without worrying about the outcome, get expert help and improve your understanding and technique, then come and join this practical course. Soon you will be soldering with confidence.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £167.00Concession: £127.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover the potential of electroforming, the process of transforming models from carved wax, Polymorph and organic found objects,such as twigs, leaves and seashells, into metal. Learn how to prepare objects, handle the electroforming tank and chemicals, and integrate attachments, to create professional-looking lightweight and hollow pieces.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £167.00Concession: £127.00
Course Date: Fri 2 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA practical jewellery course focusing on designing and making men’s jewellery, using casting and etching to produce organic textures on rings, cuffs and cufflinks. Design and make leather and braided cord cuffs with specialist knots and rivets.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Sun 4 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWant to experience working with one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with precious metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure silver when fired.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £69.00
Course Date: Fri 9 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWant to discover one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure copper when fired. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, learn the basic techniques of working with this magic material as well as more innovative uses, to create original items of jewellery.Full fee: £119.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £73.00
Course Date: Sat 10 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetGypsy setting, often called flush setting is a technique to set a small round and brilliant cut faceted stone on a metal surface. On this course you will be introduced to the principles and applications of this versatile technique, including making your own bespoke setting tools.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Mon 12 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn the technical skills involved to create a professional finish in beaded jewellery.
Master knotting between pearls and beads, get to grips with stringing semi precious stones and consider how to create multi strand necklaces and bracelets.Full fee: £159.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £97.00
Course Date: Tue 11 Dec 2018 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIdeal for beginners who want to give jewellery making a go. Come and join this short taster course introducing you to basic jewellery processes and techniques to enable you to make a simple piece of jewellery.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £69.00
Course Date: Sun 13 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWish you knew more about the jewellery you were buying, or could value the heirlooms in your drawer? Join this fascinating two-day course to learn how to appraise gem set jewellery and stones. Explore precious metals, hallmarking, common gemstones found in jewellery and how to identify antique pieces, and bring your own jewellery for assessment by the tutor.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £129.00
Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLooking to progress your jewellery making skills with the guidance of an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate jewellery maker and woud like to improve your design and push your technical skills to a higher standard this course is for you.Full fee: £409.00Senior fee: £327.00Concession: £249.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFeeling stressed or distracted? Discover the power of craft activities in developing focus and concentration to combat the stress of daily life, and pick up new jewellery making skills at the same time. Learn to hand-braid colourful textile threads to create a bracelet whilst learning about the practice of mindfulness, and enjoy the impact this has on your general wellbeing.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFancy honing your jewellery making skills in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate to advanced jewellery maker and would like to improve your designs and push your technical skills to a higher standard, this hands-on, expert led course is for you. Perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches.Full fee: £459.00Senior fee: £367.00Concession: £280.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive jewellery: design lab to develop your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top quality pieces to your own jewellery designs.Full fee: £339.00Senior fee: £339.00Concession: £207.00