Short Courses

We run a variety of short courses for members only throughout the year, known as Masterclasses, which are taken by experts in their fields. These sessions may be one, two or three day courses which run on Fridays to Sundays. Below is a list of the courses planned for 2017 so far.

Course Details

15 Oct 2017 Sunday 10 to 5 – Katherine Campbell-Legg
A one day course on KEUM BOO Embellish Silver with Gold

7 – 8 October 2017 – Stephen Goldsmith 

18 – 19 November 2017 – Jenny Edge
Making an Anticlastic Torque collar or Bangle

There are also courses in the pipeline on piercing, torques, spoon making, and clasp making, amongst other topics. Details of tutors and dates will be given as soon as they are confirmed.

The cost of short courses to students will be £60 per day, plus a single payment of £10 towards tutor travel costs.

12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March, 23 March 2018  – 10am to 1pm – Sally Spencer

Beginners Course Starting in January 2018 Sally Spencer will be repeating her successful 10 session structured course for complete beginners to be held on Friday mornings.

Participants will work through a series of projects, building on the skills they are learning. They will be taught how to design a piece of jewellery so that they can understand the process and how to develop their designs

NOTE: in order to access this course, you will need to become a JASSO member.  Membership fee £20.

Cost of course: £190 + approx £45 for materials

For membership and to apply for a place on the course please contact Vanessa Kenyon:

Sessions and Projects will include:

  • Introduction to the workshop, Health and Safety
  • Introduction to jewellery and design
  • Learning how to make a simple band ring
  • Designing and making a pierced pendant
  • Designing and making both stud and drop earrings featuring textures
  • Designing and making a pair of decorated cufflinks
  • Learning how to make a setting for a cabochon stone and then turning this into a ring

This course will provide a broad introduction to a number of techniques which students can then continue to build on as they develop their skills. Students will be given advice as to what tools and materials to purchase.

Cost of course: £190