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 2018 so far.

Course Details

Beginners’ Jewellery course 2018
Venue: JASSO workshop at Peachcroft Farm
Dates – Autumn term: 7 Sept, 21 Sept, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec
Spring Term: 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 1 March, 8 March, 15 March, 22 March
Times: Friday afternoons 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Tutor: Sally Spencer –

Course content:  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 £50 for materials

For membership and to apply for a place on the course please contact Jasso: jassoenquiries

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. All tools needed to complete this course will be supplied for students use.

We have also recently offered these  masterclasses:

Ronda Coryell on using Argentium, Katherine  Campbell  Legg on keum boo, Stephen Goldsmith on polishing, Jessica Turrell on experimental enamelling  and Jenny  Edge on making a torque.