Contemporary Jewellery Summer School

Creative Learning |
13th August 2018

Mon 13 Aug 1.30-5.30pm, Tue 14th and Wed 15th Aug 10.30am – 5.30pm | £165 | with Jo Dix

Three fun days making your own piece of jewellery, who would ask for anything better? Whether you are a beginner or an “experienced hand”, explore your own ideas to create a unique piece of jewellery in the supportive and relaxed environment of our workshop

What do I need to bring with me? Any additional costs? 

Materials are extra to this course, and although basic materials are available to buy on the day, participants are encouraged to bring their own materials where possible. There is a consumables fee of £10 for this course (to cover items such as solder, sandpaper, polishing compounds and abrasives, gas); this fee is split between the tutor and the Brewery Arts Centre.

There are basic tools provided for use at the workshop, but students are welcome to bring their own tools if they have them – please ensure that these are marked in some way to indicate ownership (eg: insulation tape/ nail polish).

As the tutor does not prescribe what students make, participants are expected to bring any designs or part-completed projects with them for discussion/ advice. Beginners should bring ideas of what they might like to make.

Please also bring a pen and your glasses, if you need them.

More detail on what the course covers:

The course is informal, allowing you to undertake new projects or try new techniques. Students are encouraged to work on individual projects within our well-equipped workshop. If you are a beginner you will be taught the skills you need to complete a unique piece of jewellery. This 2.5 day intensive course is highly personalised, with learners encouraged to work on individual projects with the support of their tutor, Jo Dix.

During the course you will learn to:

  • Design functional/ aesthetic items of your own choosing with relevant techniques being demonstrated on an ongoing basis (such as forming, marking, texturing, sawing, connecting and polishing resistant materials).
  • Advanced students can learn further techniques (for example:  surface finishing, patination and stone setting) to develop your individual projects and skills.
  • Troubleshoot/ solve problems that may occur during the design and creation process
  • Develop new techniques to complete your designs

Please note beadwork, enamelling and metal clays will not be covered in the course.


Please visit the facilities and access page on our website for information if you have any concerns or contact the Adult Learning Team on 01539 722833 Ext 273/275 if you wish to discuss any specific needs or email


13th August 2018

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