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

  • 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)


  • I will continue to experiment at home to learn more about the properties and possibilities of the various metals.

    - Millie F. (America)


  • 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)


  • I want to develop a line of jewellery using metalsmithing techniques.

    - Kwa H.L. (Singapore)