This workshop is designed for beginners, it will introduce you to basic silversmithing whilst concentrating on making rings. Techniques covered will include sawing, hammering, soldering, cleaning and polishing (using a tumber) and forming metal. We will start with a series of stacker rings to build up your confidence in soldering, these will have different finishes and we will build up to sawing and soldering a more substantial rings out of sheet silver. We'll use using stamps to decorate or texture the sheet and you will be able to create an anticlastic ring or barreled, a stamped message ring and a spinner ring. We will be using a very simple method for forming the anticlastic ring that is only suitable for making rings and uses minimal equipment. The 3 day workshop is available as 3 days of ring making and silversmithing or 2 days plus one of our one day workshops.
Workshops are kept small 1-3 people to make sure you get lots of attention and you will stay in your own room in a cosy renovated cottage.
There will be no single supplement and vegetarians will be well fed ! Please feel free to give us a call if you would like to have a chat about the holiday - 00 33 6 30 74 20 35 or 00 33 5 65 46 13 55 or email us your number and we'll call you back
Here are some photos of jewellery made in our silversmithing workshops. Please click here to see more of our students work
Short Break - £295
Longer Breaks 3 Days / 4 Nights Breaks - £395
What is Included:
Aveyron is the fifth largest department in France but is 78th in terms of population - it really is a land of open spaces (a nature reserve covers one third of the department).
Nearest airport - Rodez (Cheap flights via RyanAir).
Stunning valley and breath taking scenery along with having 10 of the official “les plus beaux villages de France” (more than any other department) Aveyron is a photographers dream
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