Master Classes assume that the student is well versed in the basic techniques of jewellery making, which include, soldering, bending filing, forming and general workshop procedures. Master Classes are held in the following disciplines.
Granulation: An ancient technique of diffusing tiny balls of silver or gold onto sheet to create markings, and patterns.
Finishing & Patination Techniques: metal coloration, textures & treatment.
Titanium: management and colouration of Titanium which includes controlled electrolytic colour forming.
Mokume Gane: an ancient method of coloured metal layering using metal diffusion. This also includes exploration of techniques that reveal this interesting layering technique.
Gemstone Setting: The technique of making settings and setting the gemstones into claw, bezel(rub over) grain, channel and pave setting, using precious metals.
Jewellery Design: A comprehensive approach to drawing techniques such as perspective shading and 3 dimensional objects with the aim to create interesting, original and workable artistic drawings of jewellery.
Technical drawing: A short course teaching the basics of technical drawing, suitable for the jewellery industry.
Tool making: Sometimes it is required that the jeweller make his own tools and also repair tools. This requires knowledge of how to work with tool steel. This course covers the basic priciples of tool making.
Pearl Stringing: Suitable for the beginner, the student learns the delicate art of stringing pearls (and other materials) including knotting and clasp attachments.
For bookings, download the enrollment form and mail it to the Goldsmiths School with the deposit required, or call (07) 3366 4632 for more details.
Enrollment form (pdf format)