Jewellery

Jewellery at Build offers a diverse range of courses with high quality teaching delivered by specialist tutors in dedicated, well-equipped studios.

• 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:

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  1. Jewellery making: colour techniques

    Jewellery making: colour techniques

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ideal course for jewellers wanting to develop ideas and experiment with techniques for integrating colour into their practice. You will discover how to design and innovate with colour exploring different materials and developing your own approach.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Jewellery making: cold connections

    Jewellery making: cold connections

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you enjoy working with alternative jewellery materials such as aluminium, wood, leather textiles and other substances which can not be soldered, this course is your opportunity to experiment with ways of connecting these and to extend your design skills. Discover the word of rivets and cold connections!
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? Or done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? From complete novices to experienced jewellers, come and practise making metal jewellery to your own designs, whether you're picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with complex approaches such as chain-making.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic processes and techniques for working in metal so that you can make simple items of jewellery. For beginners or students with some experience as a refresher.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive Jewellery Design Lab to perfect 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 piecesyour own jewellery designs?
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  6. Develop your jewellery design and making

    Develop your jewellery design and making

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy honing your jewellery-making skills in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? If you're 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: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  7. Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied experimenting with metal clay and exploring how to set stones in your jewellery? Whether you're a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, this fascinating course will guide you through setting stones using handmade settings. You'll develop your own ideas and designs, and practise a range of techniques to create your own striking metal clay work.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  8. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to jewellery techniques and skills to enable you to make a simple pendant. A starter course for beginners.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  9. Jewellery making: working with recycled materials

    Course Date: Sat 14 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever looked at a piece of junk and thought you could make something of it? Transform trash into treasure on this fascinating course teaching you to create beautiful jewellery from found objects. Take an open-minded experimental approach and transform humble everyday materials into exciting, individual wearable pieces of jewellery. Challenge your perceptions of value and preciousness and learn new techniques, developing one-off pieces or whole collections, to be exhibited at the end of the course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Build contemporary jewellery workshop

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take advantage of a well-equipped jewellery studio to refine your skills through practice; working on your own projects in a creative and supportive workshop environment. This is a self-directed study workshop: support and advice is available from the tutor but you will not be taught.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  11. Beginners jewellery III

    Beginners jewellery III

    Course Date: Sun 22 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Those who are new to the subject will learn all the basics of metal jewellery making such as cutting, filing, forming and soldering metal. Those continuing from Beginners I & II will learn new techniques and improve on their existing skills, applying them to developing your own jewellery designs..
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  12. Jewellery: stone setting III

    Jewellery: stone setting III

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Already explored some of the skills of mount-making and stone-setting but want to take your expertise to another level? Experience the more complicated techniques of mounting a variety of stone shapes, as well as practising your grasp of claw and collet settings. Integrate new stone-setting techniques with your existing knowledge to give the ultimate professional finish to your jewellery.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin: whether you're an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert jeweller to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Jewellery: engraving workshop

    Jewellery: engraving workshop

    Course Date: Tue 1 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to metal jewellery making? Or done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced students, come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you’re picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like chain-making.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Jewellery: etching workshop

    Course Date: Tue 1 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with metal etching techniques: learn through demonstrations and sample-making how to apply them to jewellery design and making, before applying your new skills to realising your own etched piece of jewellery.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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