Working with the raw materials frees you to produce exactly what you envision. Jewellery designers are often at the mercy of the metalsmiths they commission to create their pieces. Fashion jewellery artists depend on their component suppliers. As a metalsmith however, your only limit is your imagination. Roll, saw, solder, rivet and polish precious metals into unique, wearable artworks.
Learn traditional ways to manipulate silver, copper, bronze, and metal alloys. Build confidence working with metals by piercing, drilling, forging, fusing and soldering. Apply textures, rolling your own metal sheet and draw wires to custom thicknesses. Execute prefect professional finishing techniques.
Making and Rolling Sheet Metal and Wire
Sawing, Piercing and Drilling Techniques
Roll Printing and Texturing Metals
Hot Joining - Soldering and Fusing
I like that I can get "my hands dirty" with hands-on excperience.I really enjoy metalsmithing and working with silver! I am very inspired to continue metalsmithing and learning more at JDMIS because I had a fantastic instructor (Tanja Sadow). Thank you very much Tanja!
- Ow J.W. (Singapore)
I like that I can get "my hands dirty" with hands-on excperience.
- Ow J.W. (Singapore)
Friendly and encouraging atmosphere...This course will help me communicate better with the goldsmiths who will be working on my jewellery designs
- Swapna K. (Singapore)
Time just evaporates. It always feels like only 5 minutes have gone by and lo-and-behold, it's 5pm and class is over. Tanja has always been very generous and gives us extra time.
- Sean T. (Singapore)
Metalsmithing is exciting... It's a privilege learning under Tanja. Very thankful to SSG for the grant too to be able to take up this module.
- Teresa T. (Singapore)
Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer & gemmologist with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers. Read More
Tools and materials
Like all JDMIS courses, students receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tool and reference and metalsmithing materials needed in order to immediately start producing jewellery.
You will be you taking back your jewellery bench pin, a choice of high-speed hanging rotary drill OR bench-top drill depending on your home studio setup, a torch and many tools of the trade to continue producing stunning jewellery from home.
Class size and safety
With only 6 students in a class you learn fast and expert international instructors keep you safe in class and ensure you stay safe as you continue to practice this ancient art.
If you are creative and enjoy working with your hands, metalsmithing is much more accessible that you would imagine. You do not need jewellery or art experience to get started, and your classmates come from all walks of life - ensuring an enriching and enduring experience.
1 week (Full-time), or
5 weeks (Part-time)
JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).
This course offers a practical hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have produced one or more pieces of jewellery.
Participants attending and completing this programme can choose to enroll for the full Precious Metal Arts Diploma
Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course.