Start your jewellery journey with this 5 week beginners course.
Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12pm – you must be able to attend all 5 sessions.
– 11 January
– 18 January
– 25 January
– 1 February
– 8 February
What will I learn?
Learn how to saw, file, solder and add texture as you create a collection of silver jewellery. Each week we will build on the previous week’s session learning new techniques and gaining confidence. The last session will give you time to work on your own project or refine and add to your portfolio of work.
Each session lasts 2 hours and will run over 5 consecutive weeks – perfect for those dark winter evenings.
You’ll make a pendant, a ring, a bangle and a pair of earrings. The last session will be planned as the weeks progress.
What do I need to bring?
The cost of the workshop covers all materials required* as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks etc.
Don’t forget your reading glasses if you need them as there is a lot of close up work!
* The price includes silver to make the pieces demonstrated in the first 4 weeks. The silver for your last design in week 5 can be calculated in the weeks prior and the silver ordered if needed. If you wish to go bigger or chunkier in a session then additional silver can be purchased in the class at cost price by cash or card. Jewellery boxes are also available at cost price.
During the sessions you can also ask about tools, equipment and suppliers if you wish to continue with what you have learnt outside of the classes.
What should I wear?
Due to the nature of the tools and materials used in the class you are required to wear sturdy, closed toed shoes. Hair must be tied back and please do not wear loose clothing or scarves; you may not want to get your nails done before the session!
Strictly no alcohol to be consumed before or during the workshop.
Making a gift
If you intend to make your piece as a gift for someone else, you will need to know the ring size or bangle size prior to the session. Sizes cannot be changed after the class. Bangle size information can be found here: porthjewellery.com/faqs/
About your tutor
Laura Talbot started Porth Jewellery in Summer 2018 after many happy hours ‘playing’ in her friends’ silversmith studio. She now works from her home studio in Falmouth creating unique pieces from specially selected seaglass uncovered during her beachcombing trips.
Entrance is via the Inspire Makers shop. The workshop space is on the ground floor, however there is a step up from the shop to the back rooms. As it is a Grade II listed building, some doorways and spaces are narrow and may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
Please contact us before booking if you have any physical limitations which might impede your participation in and enjoyment of the class.
How to Book
Please click on “Book a Place” at the top of this page to take you to the class booking section on the Porth Jewellery website.
Please note: you must be over 16 years of age to attend this class.
**This workshop will run with a minimum of 3 people. If you have purchased a date and there are no other bookings you will be contacted and offered another date or refund.