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.

Course outline

Learn traditional ways to manipulate gold, 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. Make joints and cold connections and prefect professional finishing techniques. Understand how metals are cast and options available to small studios.

Student reviews

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    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)

     

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    I like that I can get "my hands dirty" with hands-on excperience.

    - Ow J.W. (Singapore)

     

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    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)

     

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    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)

     

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    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)

     

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