All of Noctua’s classes at the Williamson are tailored to suit your needs, so that they can give you the best experience and make sure you go home happy with everything you’ve achieved on the day. Whether you’re a complete beginner to jewellery and silversmithing or you’re comfortable making your own things and just need a little guidance, their expert tutors will make sure you have a workshop to remember.
Create solid sterling silver rings from scratch using traditional silversmithing techniques. Noctua’s friendly tutors Britt and Andrew will be on hand at all times during the workshop to closely guide you and the other participants through each step, ensuring each person makes their own ring(s) entirely by themselves.
You will have a choice of making two stacking rings with a semi-precious gemstone or one chunky, textured ring. The steps include sizing your finger, measuring the amount of silver needed, filing the metal, shaping the ring, using a blowtorch, adding texture, setting a stone the traditional way without glue and many other skills. Silver and tool use is included in the price, your ring(s) will go with you ready to wear at the end of the class!
The silver used in the class is 925 Solid Sterling Silver which has been used for hundreds of years. This workshop typically lasts around 3 hours in total and is aimed at complete beginners but all are welcome. This is a very hands-on class. If you normally wear glasses for reading, we recommend you bring these. Please wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes. Long hair must also be tied back. We currently have no strict age limit on classes but please email us before booking a space for anyone under the age of 16 just to confirm this with us.
The course runs 10.30 – 13.00 and costs £55 per person. To book click HERE.
Brittany Kefira is a young self taught silversmith, who relocated to Cornwall when she was 19 to train as a goldsmith. She has recently returned to the North West to teach workshops and focus on her own jewellery collections.
If you have any questions regarding this course, please email email@example.com
To find out more about other independent workshops for adults at the Williamson Art Gallery, check out our learning pages on the website.
February 17, 2019