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2011 school of jewellery short course brochure

  1. 1. School of JewellerySummer School Short Courses 2011
  2. 2. Front cover: Mei-Li Burnside Welcome to the School of Jewellery, which is positioned within the Faculty of Birmingham Institute of Art and Design at Birmingham City University. Behind its 1890’s façade, this unique facility offers an outstanding contemporary environment in which to learn and study. In addition to a full programme covering all aspects of jewellery, silversmithing, horology and gemmology, the School has an enviable range of traditional and cutting edge equipment and technology. It is the largest School of its kind in Europe. We hope you will join us here at BCU on one of our exciting Short Courses. Professor Jack Cunningham PhD, Head of the School of Jewellery. The images used in this brochure do not necessarily represent the adjacent course text, however they do depict student work.1
  3. 3. Welcome to our 2011 Short Courses Programme. Laura GolborneWe are delighted to launch this year’s selection of courses atBirmingham City University’s renowned School of Jewellery basedin the heart of the historic Jewellery Quarter. Short courses area very important part of the School’s wide portfolio of educationand training. They offer the opportunity to anyone involved inthe Jewellery world or other creative industries to learn highlyspecialised techniques and approaches in a relatively short timeframe. In keeping with our reputation we have once again engagedsome of the very best tutors from industry and academia.Please refer to the programme for further information about eachcourse. Due to the intensive and specialist practical nature of thecourses student places are limited to between six and ten students Students With Disabilitiesper course, therefore we suggest you reserve your place early to Birmingham City University’s Disabilityavoid disappointment. We are proud of the School’s tradition of Service aims to enable students withtraining for the Jewellery Industry which dates back to 1890, and disabilities or learning support needs towe hope that you will find a course from our programme which make the most of their time at university.inspires you to participate. We regard disclosure of a disability as aWe look forward to welcoming you to the School of Jewellery. positive thing and think it is important thatGay Penfold, Manager, Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre. you feel you can tell us about any disability you may have so we can try to support your individual needs. If you have not madeWe are here to help you achieve your ambitions. If you find one of us aware of your disability or you feel youour courses inspires you and you need some information about may have a disability please contact thethe course’s suitability for your particular training needs please Disability Service on 0121 331 5128 orcontact me for advice. email disability@bcu.ac.uk AlternativelyDawn Meaden-Johnson, Short Course Co-ordinator. you can discuss this with our advisorT: 0121 248 4584 Mon-Thurs 9am to 2:30pm. when booking your short course place. 2
  4. 4. 3D SCANNING: This course is an ideal opportunity for you Keith Adcock has worked for large and FROM OBJECT to obtain hands-on experience of exciting small manufacturing jewellers in the TO COMPUTER new 3D technology. During this course you jewellery industry for over 25 years TO MODEL will be shown how to scan and manipulate initially as a toolmaker/die sinker. He is real-world objects and collect data on now senior CAD/CAM technologist at the Tutor: their shapes using laser technology to Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC) Keith Adcock replicate single components. Your data he is now using CAD/CAM techniques Course fee: £175 can then be used to construct a for tooling and casting models, utilising Date: 5 July computer 3D model suitable for a CNC milling and rapid prototyping. Keith wide variety of applications such as is often engaged to teach at the School of sculpture or models etc. Jewellery on specialised CAD and Rapid Prototyping courses. You will also learn how to successfully reduce or increase the scale using Computer Aided Design to produce a computer file suitable for building a 3D SCANNING INTRODUCTORY DAY: model for casting. During the course you We can also offer specialist CAD training will also gain practical knowledge about for individuals or companies at any time Roland LPX600 and Cimcore Infinite Arm subject to tutor availability, please contact scanning systems. 3D Scanning is not an us if you would like a quotation for this entirely suitable system for reproducing type of course. a complete item of jewellery but it is an extremely useful tool for replicating a variety of single component items To book a place or to discuss any across various creative or manufacturing industries. No previous knowledge of of our courses: CAD is required. Student numbers are T: +44 (0) 121 248 4584 limited to four. Monday to Thursday 9am to 2.30pm E: dawn.meaden-johnson@bcu.ac.uk3
  5. 5. ANODISED This inspiring course will teach you embellishment of a final product throughALUMINIUM: about one of the most exciting areas of the use of techniques, technologies andEXPLORE IDEAS contemporary jewellery design. Anodised diverse materials such as decorativeFOR COLOUR Aluminium is a decorative material which anodised aluminium, coloured titanium can be utilised to create a wide variety and patinated metals. SamanthaAND TEXTURE of stunning effects if used alone, or currently works for the Jewellery IndustryTutor: combined with precious metal. On the first Innovation Centre (JIIC) as a specialist inSamantha Chilton day the tutor will discuss the anodising the areas of surface finishing technologiesCourse fee: £270 process, you will then begin exploring the and applications involving a wide variety ofDate: 5 & 6 July decorative possibilities with the use of new product development work, research, colour, pattern, texture and form, for this consultancies, and training and she is contemporary material now being used in often engaged to teach on short courses the jewellery industry. During this course involving her areas of expertise. you will also learn how to turn a decorative sample into a stunning press-formed bangle. This two day practical experience is suitable for anyone working creatively Catherine Sleeman and it will create a wealth of ideas for innovative future projects for. All materials are included. No previous jewellery making experience is required. Samantha Chilton has been working in jewellery, silversmithing and creative industries for over 25 years and she has been involved in all areas of the creative process ranging from design through to final manufacture. In more recent years Samantha has investigated the finishing processes of materials and the 4 4
  6. 6. ANTICLASTIC During this exciting five day masterclass, for several hours at a time. After each & SYNCLASTIC you will explore the infinite possibilities demonstration, you may choose to practice HAMMERING of synclastic and anticlastic forming on samples or to create finished designs. AND RAISING with the expert guidance of international Tools will be available for use during the specialist Cynthia Eid. Synclastic and workshop and for purchase from the tutor MASTERCLASS Anticlastic forming makes metal strong if desired. This class is appropriate for Tutor: Cynthia Eid and flexible, ideal for jewellery, flatware, students with basic metalsmithing skills Course fee: £485 and vessels. You will work on a jewellery as well as professionals. Date: 18-22 July scale to save time in this course, but the Cynthia Eid is an internationally techniques also apply to larger scale work. recognised metalsmith, based in the Anticlastic and Synclastic “Shellforming” USA, who is has been hammering and techniques allow you to create complex 3D forming metal for over 40 years. She has structures from a single sheet of metal of won awards for creativity and design, any shape. You will learn how to transform been featured in many publications and a flat piece of metal into elegant fluidity, exhibited extensively. She is co-writing seamlessly combining concave and convex a book about Shellforming with Betty curves. Synclasting can create domes for Helen Longhi, Michael Good will write the brooches, bracelets, bowls, and more. forward; the publisher is Tim McCreight’s Anticlasting can be used to create open Brynmorgen Press. forms for jewellery or sculpture, as well as spiculums (tube of varying diameters). The flexibility of Shellforms allows two metal forms to be fitted together and soldered. During methodical hammering, metal is stretched or compressed, changing its form. Therefore you will also be shown how to hammer comfortably and with control; the techniques learnt will even allow beginners to hammer Joanna Reed5
  7. 7. ARGENTIUM This course is a fantastic opportunity for time to make your own technical samplesSILVER: FUSING, you to discover how to use an innovative and/or finished jewellery projects duringSOLDERING & new metal for your work with the guidance the course. This class is appropriate of renowned Argentium Silver specialist for students with basic metalsmithingGRANULATION Cynthia Eid. Argentium Sterling is an skills as well as professionals.MASTERCLASS alloy that is at least 92.5% pure silver, Course places are limited. it does not firescale, is highly tarnishTutor: Cynthia Eid Cynthia Eid is an internationally resistant, is more malleable and ductileCourse fee: £485 recognised metalsmith who has been than traditional sterling, fuses and weldsDate: 11-15 July working with Argentium Silver alloys since more easily than traditional sterling, and the year 2000 and she is the author of the can be hardened using a kitchen oven or Technical Guide to Argentium Sterling used kiln. During this course you will learn a by Rio Grande. Cynthia has won awards for variety of techniques including annealing, creativity and design, exhibited and taught soldering, fusing and hardening Argentium internationally, and her work is published Sterling Silver sheet and wire. Argentium extensively. Her articles about Argentium Sterling has superb fusing qualities Silver have been published by the Society and demonstrations will include fusing of North American Goldsmiths in SNAG granules to sheet, sheet to sheet, wire News and Art Jewelry magazine. to wire, and gold to Argentium Sterling. Argentium Sterling is also a wonderful material to use for Keum Boo, (ancient Abby Wainman Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of 24K gold to silver with heat and pressure) since the surface doesn’t need to be heated and pickled as extensively as traditional sterling prior to application of the gold foil, which the tutor will also demonstrate during the course. Following demonstrations, you will have 6
  8. 8. CAD RHINO: AN Familiarise yourself with a reasonably tutor guidance. This course also covers INTRODUCTION priced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Flamingo Rendering and Tech Gems. No software package suitable for jewellers previous CAD experience is necessary. Tutor: and other creative industries. During this Paul Yeomans is a CAD/CAM technologist Paul Yeomans course you will cover the creation of 2D at the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre Course fee: £345 lines and curves to produce 3D surfaces who specialises in Rhino Software. Prior Date: 1-3 August and solid models for client presentation, to joining the team over five years ago he digital model making and/or manufacture. worked as a CAD technician in industry. You will concentrate on common and Paul is often engaged to teach at the industry specific modelling techniques School of Jewellery on specialised CAD to generate a true 3D representation of and Rapid Prototyping courses. your design and you will build your skills using step-by-step practical tutorials and CAD RHINO Rhino GOLD is Jewellery specific and tailored for jewellery industry design GOLD FOR Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and rapid prototyping. It is essential that JEWELLERS: AN addition for use with CAD Rhino which you have basic knowledge of CAD or have INTRODUCTION has been developed specifically to completed the CAD Rhino Introduction assist professional jewellers increase course before attending this course. productivity, automate repetitive design Tutor: Paul Yeomans is a CAD/CAM technologist tasks and produce photorealistic Paul Yeomans at the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre presentation scenes for clients or Course fee: £175 who specialises in Rhino Software. Prior promotional materials. During this Date: 4 August to joining the team over five years ago he course you will be shown how to use worked as a CAD technician in industry. the new GOLD features which include Paul is often engaged to teach at the CAD library of frequently used jewellery model School of Jewellery on specialised CAD INTRODUCTORY components, gem tools, ring tools, and Rapid Prototyping courses. DAY See page 31 design tools, weight tools and art tools, all whose features have been developed7
  9. 9. COLOURFUL Introduce gorgeous colour easily to Clare John has been a practising jewellerRESIN your work by using resin and learn how for over 30 years and she runs her ownJEWELLERY: to produce wonderful finishes similar successful jewellery business.COLD ENAMEL, to vitreous enamel without the use of She specialises in using different forms expensive machine, resin is ideal for those of resin in her work and she has recentlyMOULD MAKING working on a small scale. During the discovered a new supplier of high quality& CASTING course the tutor will demonstrate how to resin products. Clare also uses her make moulds from RTV silicone and cast expertise in the use of resin to undertakeTutor: Clare John pieces in resin, and you will be able to mix consultancy and training work in theCourse fee: £350 your own colours and produce special jewellery and associated industries as wellDate: 1-3 August effects. The resins (Cold Enamels) are as occasionally teaching for the School of non-toxic and odourless and you will use Jewellery in her area of expertise. two types during the course; Liquid resin for recessed flat pieces and Gel resin for recessed rings and bangles. The finishing techniques for both resins, including cutting back, cleaning and polishing will be covered as will the remedy of any problems. You will also be shown how to cast resin in moulds and embed objects in resin. You may bring samples of work to practice the techniques and information about the sample type will be supplied prior to the course, the tutor will also supply plated blanks for your use. Louise Harris 8
  10. 10. CREATE SILVER This fun one day course will offer you the course, you will learn to make links and CHAINS opportunity to create unique handmade produce attractive chains of different silver chains which can be worn alone or styles, some with the incorporation of Tutor: Aleks Dille used to enhance or complete jewellery beads. By the end of the day, you will have Course fee: £160 pieces. Chain Making is an enjoyable and made several chains of different styles, Date: 12 July satisfying aspect of jewellery making using the methods you have practised. and easily mastered once you have been This course is suitable for anybody who shown the basic techniques. During this would like to make metal chain and no previous knowledge of jewellery making is required. All materials are included. Aleks Dille is a professional jewellery designer/maker with his own successful business which he started in 1997, he specialises in all aspects of jewellery making including soldering, stone setting, polishing, CAD/CAM, jewellery repairs and jewellery design and he undertakes private and trade commissions. Aleks also teaches HND Jewellery Making and Design on the full time Gemmology Course at the School of Jewellery. Amy Duggan9
  11. 11. DECORATIVE Explore the current trend for beaded Amy Surman is a practising jeweller,SILVER jewellery by using all forms of Silver trained silversmith and experienced tutorBEADS FROM Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to create a with her own bead shop and jewelleryPRECIOUS personal collection of fabulous silver studio in Oxford. She specialises in beads which can be threaded onto a traditional silver jewellery, precious metalMETAL CLAY bracelet or necklace. PMC is non-toxic clay, beading and lampwork glass beads in(PMC) clay-like material made of fine silver her own contemporary jewellery designs particles and organic material which when which has enabled her to develop a rangeTutor: fired will leave pure silver suitable for of classes specialising in the use of beads,Amy Surman hallmarking. During the course you will precious metals, PMC andCourse fee: £175 learn how to create hollow beads using their combination toDate: 27 June wood clay and dry construction beads create individual using lump form clay as well as creating one-off pieces. texture and pattern using sheet and syringe PMC. You will also learn how to embellish beads with cubic zirconias and how to fire and finish your beads. Creating decorative silver beads will highlight how Precious Metal Clay can be used in an imaginative and innovative way for future jewellery making projects. No previous knowledge of jewellery making is required. A £50 silver PMC materials kit is included in the course fee. Those attending this course may also find our Fabulous Bead Jewellery course of interest. Rebecca Slim 10
  12. 12. DIAMOND See and handle graded Diamonds to AWARENESS understand how the grades differ in this exciting one day course, ideal for those Tutor: working in the jewellery trade or for Grenville diamond enthusiasts who require a brief Millington FGA introduction to the grading of polished Course fee: £155 diamonds. During the day the tutor Date: 1 August will explain what is involved in grading polished diamonds for colour, cut and clarity and explain other factors to be considered for GIA and other grading laboratories’ written reports. You will be provided with an extensive set of course notes, which you will retain. Grenville Millington has extensive experience as a tutor for the Retail Jewellery Diploma and FGA gemmology courses and is a regular contributor to the Gemmological Associations Gem and Jewellery magazine. He has run his own independent gem testing and diamond grading business, and has extensive Jewellery trade knowledge and expertise.11
  13. 13. DIAMOND Take this unique opportunity to enrol on Diamonds is required. Course places areGRADING a worldwide recognised course available limited to eight. For this course a non-PRACTICAL G*A only through one of the Gemmological refundable deposit of £500 is requiredCERTIFICATE Association of Great Britain’s (Gem*A) when booking your place. Refer to our Accredited Teaching Centres. This course booking conditions for full details.EXAM COURSE follows the Diamond Grading Practical Kate Hopley has been a Fellow (FGA) ofTutors: Certificate course programme as set Gem*A (the Gemmological AssociationKate Hopley out by the Gem*A, culminating in an of Great Britain) since 1996, a holder ofFGA.DGA.GG examination, success in which will earn the Gem*A’s Diamond Diploma (DGA),Course fee: £1100 you a diamond industry internationally since 1997 a correspondence tutor for the(Includes Exam Fee) recognised Gem*A Gem Diamond Gem*A, a qualified Graduate GemmologistDate: 20-28 July Practical Grading Certificate. This (GG) of the GIA. Kate originally studied certificate will also allow exemption from at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham the practical component of the Gem*A and has been teaching since 1997, Diamond Diploma course. During the predominately at the School where she is course you will cover all practical aspects now course director of Gemmology. Kate’s of grading a diamond for clarity, colour speciality is training students to FGA and and cut (to international standards) as DGA level achieving a sound track record recognised within the jewellery trade, of student pass rates, and production plus the skills required to distinguish a and delivery of courses to the trade. diamond from a simulant using only a Kate recently 10x lens and a lamp. On the final day, a completed a three-hour practical examination is set course in diamond which will be marked externally by Gem*A polishing in Hatton examiners. The exam fee is included Garden and within the course fee, which also covers regularly attends all course notes and materials as provided international by Gem*A. Any other necessary equipment workshops. will be provided. No previous experience of 12
  14. 14. EASI-WELD This course introduces you to new in the design process. This course will PUK 3: ways of achieving solderless, seamless be suitable for those who have never had MASTERCLASS welds on all precious metals, stainless the opportunity to use an Easi-Welder steel, titanium, bronze, copper and tin before and will also be an aid to enhance Tutor: without the need for large and potentially the skills of jewellers who already own a Josh Kindness / expensive laser welding equipment. You machine. Sutton Tools will be offering Sutton Tools will learn how to create simple joints, you a £95 discount on the cost of a Course fee: £95 weld different materials together and new machine. Date: 28 June use repair techniques including those Josh Kindness is a Jewellery trade next to gemstones. The tutor will also specialist technology trainer for the show you how the Easi-Welder can be Lampert PUK 3 Easi-Welder. used to enhance your creativity and aid EMERGING On this interactive workshop you will learn Kate Thorley is co-founder of Nest TRENDS: how to identify and interpret emerging Creates Ltd, a contemporary jewellery EXPLORE AND trends and develop this information into design and manufacturing business with a EXPLOIT FOR winning designs. This one day course will focus on one-of-a kind bespoke jewellery. start with a short seminar covering where After graduating from the School of YOUR BUSINESS trends emerge from, how to map them as Jewellery in Birmingham, Kate has they develop and the influence they have worked extensively in the jewellery trade Tutor: over consumers. You will then be shown before joining Zoe Phillips at the Jewellery Kate Thorley / how to do this for yourself by mapping Industry Innovation Centre, where they Nest Creates Ltd some of the current trends as a group. became a celebrated design team. After Course fee: £155 Finally, you will be provided with the tools dedicating several years as a design and Date: 5 July to filter out the information relevant to new product development specialist to your own customer and to use the jewellery trade Kate is now using this information in an appropriate, her creative talents within her own saleable design. successful business.13
  15. 15. ENAMELLING You will find this course an ideal starting Tamizan Savill has her own jewelleryJEWELLERY: point if you would like to learn how business in Bristol specialising inONE-DAY Vitreous Enamel can add vibrant colour enamelled work and she has a wideINTRODUCTION to your jewellery. The basic techniques range of teaching experience. She has of enamelling will be demonstrated exhibited her work internationally and such as preparation of metals, and firing she is a member of the Association forTutor: enamels, including blending and layering Contemporary Jewellers and the GuildTamizan Savill colours and some specialised finishes. of Enamellers, she has also completedCourse fee: £155 Students will complete a sample piece several commissions including pieces forDate: 25 July of enamelling during the course and the Bristol Cathedral and Macrorie House tutor will also discuss how you should Museum in Maritsburg, South Africa. consider incorporating your ideas for using enamel in a piece of jewellery at the design stage. Ellen Ingram 14
  16. 16. FABULOUS This new exciting and informal four day a combination of the beading methods BEAD course will provide you with a wealth you have practised and the tools you have JEWELLERY of ideas for creating different styles used. The tutor will bring a large selection of fabulous beaded jewellery. You will of beads and beading materials for you Tutor: use a variety of beading techniques; to select from and work with during the Amy Surman Beadweaving, using classic stitches and course. Depending on your individual Course fee: £395 seed beads; Wireworking to create loops, project you should allow £40 for optional Date: 28 June- head pins, and decorative components purchases and you may bring your own 1 July and you will be shown how to combine beads if you wish. This course is perfect them with beads to make a striking piece for those wishing to start making jewellery of jewellery. The course will also cover without using traditional metal working the use of crimps and beading cords techniques. Those attending this course and simple knotting for strung jewellery. may also find our Decorative Silver Beads On the final day you will work on from Precious Metal Clay course of your own project interest. to create a Amy Surman is a practising jeweller, unique piece of trained silversmith and experienced tutor jewellery using with her own bead shop and jewellery studio in Oxford. She specialises in traditional silver jewellery, Precious Metal Clay, beading and lampwork glass beads in her own contemporary jewellery designs, which has enabled her to develop a range of classes specialising in the use of beads, precious metals, PMC and their combination to create individual one-off pieces. Chloe Romanos15
  17. 17. GEMMOLOGY This intensive course offers a unique at the School of Jewellery, BirminghamBASICS and fascinating opportunity for anyone and has been teaching since 1997 working in workshops or retail to learn predominately at the School where sheTutor: basic practical gem identification and is now course director of Gemmology.Kate Hopley Gemmological Association (Gem*A) Kate’s speciality is training students toFGA.DGA.GG standard gem testing methods using FGA and DGA level, achieving a soundCourse fee: £350 equipment such as the 10x lens, track record of student pass rates, andDate: 11-13 July polariscope and refractometer. Following production and delivery of courses to the the principles set out by the Gemmological trade. Kate recently completed a course in Association, you will learn the basic diamond polishing in Hatton Garden and identification skills to help you distinguish regularly attends international workshops. between natural, synthetic and imitation Those attending this course may also be gems. It is very much a hands-on course, interested in our Valuation & Appraisal of with all necessary equipment being Jewellery short course. provided. This course is ideal for use as a stepping stone between Gem*A’s more theoretical Foundation Practical Certificate and the Gemmology Diploma Course. Course notes will also be provided by the tutor. No previous experience of Gemmology is required. Kate Hopley has been a Fellow (FGA) of Gem*A (the Gemmological Association of Great Britain) since 1996, a holder of the Gem*A’s Diamond Diploma (DGA), since 1997 and a correspondence tutor for the Gem*A, a qualified Graduate Gemmologist Patrik Eriksson (GG) of the GIA. Kate originally studied 16
  18. 18. GEMSTONE Gemstones are fascinating and can prove to be invaluable for anyone whose OR GLASS: captivate potential buyers and this course business or pastime involves the buying WHAT ARE YOU has been designed specially for those who of gemstones. No previous experience of BUYING? are interested in buying gemstones, but Gemmology is required. who have little or no knowledge in this Kate Hopley has been a Fellow (FGA) of Tutor: area and need some advice. During the Gem*A (the Gemmological Association of Kate Hopley course you will receive basic guidance to Great Britain) since 1996, a holder of the FGA.DGA.GG ensure that the gemstone you purchase Gem*A’s Diamond Diploma (DGA), since Course fee: £155 is not simply a piece of glass. Whilst 1997 and a correspondence tutor for the Date: 19 July this course does not endeavour to make Gem*A, a qualified Graduate Gemmologist a Gemmologist of you in one day, it is (GG) of the GIA. Kate originally studied surprising how much you can learn in at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham this limited amount of time. You will be and has been teaching since 1997 taught the knowledge and skills needed predominately at the School where she to know what to look out for and what to is now course director of Gemmology. avoid when buying gems. This course will Kate’s speciality is training students to FGA and DGA level, achieving a sound track record of student pass rates, and production and delivery of courses to the trade. Kate recently completed a course in diamond polishing in Hatton Garden and regularly attends international workshops. Those attending this course may also be interested in our Valuation & Appraisal of Jewellery short course. Christopher Hay17
  19. 19. JEWELLERY: One-off commissions often require anCATCHES individual approach to the design ofCLASPS & CLIPS fastenings and this valuable course hasMASTERCLASS been designed to cover the techniques and methods used in constructing catches, clasps and clips for items such asTutor: bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces,Richard Witek and cufflinks. Due to the nature of thisCourse fee: £435 course it is suitable only for those whoDate: 18-22 July have already acquired intermediate level workshop skills. You will be required to provide your own precious metals and supplier information will be provided. Richard Witek has run his own successful jewellery business in the West Midlands for many years; he has more than 30 years of extensive trade experience and industry knowledge as well as a wide range of teaching experience. Richard is often engaged to teach at the School of Jewellery on a variety of projects involving his areas of expertise. Christopher Hay 18
  20. 20. JEWELLERY: This essential course is designed to Richard Witek has run his own successful FINE provide practical understanding and jewellery business in the West Midlands TECHNIQUES knowledge for those wishing to develop for many years; he has more than 30 their professional making skills further. years of extensive trade experience and Tutor: It will cover techniques and methods for industry knowledge as well as a wide Richard Witek hand-made jewellery, model making, range of teaching experience. Richard is Course fee: £435 diamond mounting, and jobbing jewellery. often engaged to teach at the Date: 25-29 July This hands-on course will also include School of Jewellery trouble-shooting and demonstrations and on a variety of projects * SPECIAL OFFER it is aimed at the designer/maker, in- involving his areas 10% discount if house jeweller or model maker therefore of expertise. you book a place it is essential you have an intermediate or on this course advanced level of skill in order to attend. and the Polishing You will be required to provide your own for Jewellers & precious metals, details and supplier Silversmiths short information will be provided prior to the course. course. Holly Cattel JEWELLERY: Communicating your jewellery design drawing skills, you will be shown how to ILLUSTRATION ideas is essential for every successful produce elegant hand-rendered jewellery FOR business, whether you need to use illustrations of metal and gemstones, how COMMUNICATON illustrations to communicate a to produce a realistic quick and readable commission idea with a customer, sketches and how to produce a drawing Tutor: Zoe Phillips accurately explain a technical issue to for a portfolio or presentation. Course fee: £155 a trade supplier, promote your design Zoe Phillips is a co-founder of Nest Date: 6 July ideas through a portfolio or create a Creates Ltd, a contemporary jewellery stunning image for a competition entry. design and manufacturing company with This course aims to help you develop your19
  21. 21. a focus on unusual bespoke pieces. After they became a celebrated design team. graduating from the prestigious jewellery After dedicating several years, as a design course at Edinburgh College of Art, Zoe and new product development specialist to worked in the retail jewellery trade before the jewellery trade Zoe, is now using joining Kate Thorley at the Jewellery her creative talents within her own Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC), where successful business.JEWELLERY This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone depending on your individual needs andMAKING FOR who would like to start making jewellery purchases are optional.BEGINNERS to sell. This five day course will teach you Carlton Campbell has more than 40 years basic traditional jewellery techniques such trade experience as a jewellery mounter,Tutor: as soldering, saw piercing and filing etc including working for one of the country’sCarlton Campbell and give you a wealth of hints and tips leading regalia jewellers who manufactureCourse fee: £425 including guidance on problem solving to many bespoke handmade jewels forDate: 4-8 July help you continue making after the course. large organisations and individuals. His You will begin practising techniques on vast industry experience has enabled base metals at your own pace and by the him develop our Jewellery for Beginners end of the course you will have produced course during the last few years, which* SPECIAL OFFER an individual piece of silver jewellery, specialises in instilling confidence and10% discount if you such as a ring or pendant, depending on conveying essential practical skills toalso book a place your individual ability and requirements. beginners, combined with introductions toon this course The course includes a group visit to local useful trade suppliers in order to provide aand Stonesetting suppliers, where the tutor will guide you sound foundation for a new small jewelleryfor Beginners or in the purchase of materials and tools business, he also recently launched aMarketing for your required for your individual project and jewellery workshop and classes at hisJewellery Business provide invaluable expert advice. base in East Anglia. The cost for tools and materials is estimated at £100, however this will vary 20
  22. 22. MARKETING Learn the essential skills and knowledge Kate Thorley is co-founder of Nest FOR YOUR needed to save you time and money, by Creates Ltd, a contemporary jewellery JEWELLERY developing a marketing strategy for your design and manufacturing business with a BUSINESS jewellery business, whatever stage it is focus on one-of-a kind bespoke jewellery. at. Over this one day course you will be After graduating from the School of given an overview of the marketing and Jewellery in Birmingham, Kate has Tutors: promotional techniques necessary to run worked extensively in the jewellery trade Kate Thorley / a successful business. A variety of working before joining Zoe Phillips at the Jewellery Nest Creates Ltd tools will be used to generate ideas for Industry Innovation Centre, where they Course fee: £155 your own business identity, your target became a celebrated design team. Date: 18 July market and methods of presenting a After dedicating several years; as a design polished and professional approach using and new product development specialist to best business practise. the jewellery trade, Kate is now using her creative talents within her own successful business. POLISHING FOR Precision metal polishing, often the theory behind the methods as well as JEWELLERS & underrated in the industry is one of giving you practical experience. Preparation SILVERSMITHS: the skills that can make or break in for a professional finish, hand polishing, MASTERCLASS minutes a piece that has taken hours to burnishing and the use of abrasives will make. Stephen M Goldsmith, a jewellery also be covered as will the usage of various and silver polisher with over 36 years tools such as leather, felt, brushes and Tutor: experience, will teach you some of the tips mops to achieve a variety of finishes. Stephen M and techniques of the trade that will help Antique restoration techniques and the Goldsmith you improve your skills, enabling you to care of polished silver are also included. Course fee: £375 obtain a more professional finish to your Important note: No sample jewellery items Date: 28-30 June work. You will cover traditional methods, will be available for you to practise on, it is machinery techniques and look at both essential you bring your own.21
  23. 23. Continued This course is suitable for students with house and is currently working with WestPOLISHING FOR jewellery and silversmithing skills, or End jewellers such as Theo Fennell,JEWELLERS & those wishing to extend their knowledge Asprey and Garrards. Stephen is a fellowSILVERSMITHS: from other disciplines such as design of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths and sculpture. and has judged the polishing section forMASTERCLASS Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council’s Please note: Despite the use of extractionPLEASE NOTE: Awards. This course is one of our most it is inevitable that some dust particles willCourse places are popular, please book early to avoid be in the air and anyone with a medicallimited to six. disappointment. condition should consult their doctor before reserving a place on this course. Stephen M Goldsmith began polishing at* SPECIAL OFFER Rochester College of Art, followed by a10% discount if four year apprenticeship at C Vander ofyou book a place Hatton Garden. He has worked for Stuarton this course Devlin and Nayler Brothers (workshop forand the Polishing Garrards the Crown Jewellers) supervisingPlatinum & silversmithing projects. Stephen startedPalladium his own business in 2003, advising theMasterclass or the Royal Army and Buckingham Palace onJewellery: Fine the care of their special silver pieces,Techniques short has worked in the Tower of London Jewelcourse. Amanda Pullin 22
  24. 24. POLISHING The polishing techniques for Platinum must bring your own bring platinum files PLATINUM AND and Palladium are completely different & paper; c) You will also be required PALLADIUM: to traditional precious metals therefore to purchase some specialist polishing MASTERCLASS a different set of rules apply in order to materials/tools in advance which you will achieve the perfection that customers need after the course and you should Tutor: expect. Take advantage of this essential allow approximately £100 for this, the tutor Stephen M one day course and learn how to polish will provide full details prior to the course. Goldsmith two of the most difficult precious metals. Stephen M Goldsmith began polishing at Course fee: £175 Palladium is a new precious metal which Rochester College of Art, followed by a Date: 1 July started being hallmarked July 2009 and four year apprenticeship at C Vander of it is expected to become more popular as Hatton Garden. He has worked for Stuart PLEASE NOTE: it offers the look of platinum but not the Devlin and Nayler Brothers (workshop for Course places are cost, therefore this is an ideal opportunity Garrards the Crown Jewellers) supervising limited to six. to learn a new technique for a new silversmithing projects. Stephen started material and Stephen Goldsmith will use his own business in 2003 advising the * SPECIAL OFFER his vast trade experience in polishing to Royal Army and Buckingham Palace on 10% discount if reveal the secrets of the ultimate finish the care of their special silver pieces. you book a place to you, during the course. You will be He has worked in the Tower of London on this course required to prepare your items to polish in Jewel house and is currently working with and the Polishing advance of the course, the tutor will send West End jewellers such as Theo Fennell, for Jewellers you instructions regarding this prior to the Asprey and Garrards. Stephen is a fellow and Silversmiths course, therefore this course is suitable of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths Masterclass for experienced makers only. and has judged the polishing section Important notes: a) No sample jewellery for Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design items will be available for you to practise Council’s Awards. on, it is essential you bring your own platinum and palladium items; b) You23
  25. 25. Harriet ScottSELL Improve your potential to increase This course is also ideal preparationJEWELLERY jewellery sales by learning essential to develop the skills required for ourSUCCESSFULLY: jewellery product knowledge. Selling Valuation and Appraisal of JewelleryESSENTIAL jewellery is not as straightforward as it short course. seems, the variety, complexity and rangePRODUCT David Byrne originally studied at the of products now available in jewelleryKNOWLEDGE retail and the vast number of competitors School of Jewellery in Birmingham. He has a Retail Jewellery Diploma and mean that sales opportunities can beTutor: David Byrne became a Fellow of the Gemmological lost due to the lack of accurate productCourse fee: £270 Association in 1990. He is also a member information and mistakes can be costly.Date: 14-15 July of the Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) This course will enable you to update and has been in the jewellery trade for and increase your jewellery knowledge many years. David is now an independent in areas such as hallmarking, diamonds, jewellery valuer currently working for local gemstones and precious metals which auction houses as an antique jewellery will give you the confidence to firstly valuer and he also provides expert determine exactly what your customer’s insurance valuations for modern jewellery requirements are, then make an informed retailers. David also occasionally teaches and convincing sale. at the School of Jewellery on courses covering his area of expertise. 24
  26. 26. SILVERSMITHING: Silversmithing is the traditional practise of AN making metal vessels, spoons and boxes INTRODUCTION etc, using metal forming methods. These techniques are different to those used in jewellery making and they can also be a Tutor: very useful additional skills for jewellery Stephen Fisher makers. During this four day practical Course fee: £395 workshop you will be guided through Date: 4-7 July the basic silversmithing techniques of blocking & planishing, raising & planishing, scoring & folding and joining * SPECIAL OFFER with solder, using copper or gilding metal 10% discount if you to practise on. If you wish to use silver book a place on during the course you will be required to this course and make a local purchase with the guidance Jewellery for of the tutor. Specialist hammers will be Beginners. provided and you may need to bring some small hand tools with you, a list will be provided prior to the course. Stephen Fisher is a Silversmith with extensive teaching experience, he taught at the school of jewellery for over 25 years specialising in traditional silversmithing techniques, has trade experience working for Silversmith Robert Welch and he also ran his own business in the West Midlands for several years. Savvas Mallas25
  27. 27. STONESETTING This popular introductory course is This course does not cover makingFOR designed for those who have little or no mounts for stones; this is an entirelyBEGINNERS experience of stone-setting who wish to different skill using traditional jewellery learn basic styles of setting and essential making techniques which are covered inTutor: Nigel Yates tool preparation and maintenance. A our Jewellery: Fine TechniquesCourse fee: £435 kit of cast silver rings and appropriate short course.Date: 11-15 July stones will be supplied to each student for practical use during the course at a cost ofPLEASE NOTE: £65. You will be required to bring your ownDue to the hand tools, a full list will be provided priorintensity of this to the course. Additional stonesetting kitscourse places are may be purchased if desired. By the end oflimited to nine. the course you will have set stones into a variety of silver rings that you will be able to take home. Nigel Yates has been working in the jewellery industry for many years and started his own jewellery business in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter in 1984 specialising in stonesetting and laser welding. He has extensive trade knowledge and expertise, he carries out private and trade commissions and he regularly teaches specialised short courses. Lauren Griffiths 26
  28. 28. STONESETTING: This course has been specially designed bring along problem castings/rings and IMPROVE YOUR for those have already acquired basic discuss possible solutions with the tutor. TECHNIQUES setting skills within the jewellery industry A kit of cast silver rings and appropriate and wish to progress to more difficult stones will be supplied to each student for Tutor: settings or those who have completed practical use during the course at a cost of John Russell the Stonesetting for Beginners course. £65. You will be required to bring your own Course fee: £435 The tutor will provide invaluable expert hand tools, a full list will be provided prior Date: 18-22 July advice and “tips of the trade” used by to the course. Additional stonesetting kits experienced stone setters, you may also may be purchased if desired. By the end of PLEASE NOTE: the course you will have set stones into a Due to the variety of silver rings that you will be able intensity of this to take home. course places are This course does not cover making limited to eight. mounts for stones; this is an entirely different skill using traditional jewellery *SPECIAL OFFER making techniques which are covered in 10% discount if our Jewellery: Fine Techniques you book a place short course. on this course and Jewellery: Fine John Russell has worked in Birmingham’s Techniques jewellery trade for over 40 years, specialising in stonesetting. He has extensive teaching and jewellery industry experience and he is a regular specialist short course tutor and he undertakes private and trade commissions.27 Greta Chiu
  29. 29. SUCCESSFUL Soldering silver is an essential technique is suitable for anyone who would like toSILVER that can be difficult and time consuming to learn how to solder with confidence.SOLDERING master successfully. During this one day No previous knowledge of jewellery course you will learn how to prepare the making is required.Tutor: Aleks Dille metal (sterling silver) in the correct way by Aleks Dille is a professional jewelleryCourse fee: £155 annealing, how to make a perfectly fitting designer maker with his own successfulDate: 11 July form and the use of acid to clean the business which he started in 1997, he oxidisation. Once this is done the tutor will specialises in all aspects of jewellery show you how to produce a neat solder making including soldering, stone-setting, join. You will then practise soldering metal polishing, CAD/CAM, jewellery repairs pieces and cleaning the soldered items and jewellery design and he undertakes ready for polishing. By the end of the day private and trade commissions. Aleks also you will have received many ‘hints and teaches HND Jewellery Making & Design tips of the trade’ and you will have made a on the full time Gemmology Course at the simple piece of silver jewellery using the School of Jewellery. methods you have practised. This course Charlotte Reading 28
  30. 30. TEXTILE Use this fantastic limited opportunity to Arline M. Fisch is Professor of Art TECHNIQUES learn a variety of techniques for interlacing Emerita, San Diego State University, she IN METAL: structures using thin sheet metals and is an Artist/Jeweller working primarily in MASTERCLASS small gauge wires, from international precious metals, exhibiting work nationally expert and author Arline Fisch. During and internationally and is the author of this course you will make small samples Textile Techniques in Metal, published in Tutor: of a number of processes, each sample 1975, 1996 and 2000. Arline frequently Professor will be a complete unit with edges and conducts intensive short-term workshops Arline Fisch surfaces finished in a manner appropriate in the United States and abroad. She has Course fee: £495 to the specific sample. Materials used will lectured and exhibited widely in North Date: 18-21 July include copper, brass, aluminium and fine America, Europe, and the Far East and her silver. You will be required to make your work is represented in numerous museum own local purchase if you wish to work in and private collections. fine silver. No prior fibre or metalworking experience is required. Course places are limited. Laura Jackson29
  31. 31. VALUATION This fascinating and intensive course David Byrne originally studied at theAND APPRAISAL covers the appraisal and valuation School of Jewellery in Birmingham, he hasOF JEWELLERY methodology needed to give you the a Retail Jewellery Diploma and became a skills to value and appraise all types Fellow of the Gemmological Association inTutor: of jewellery, infill diamonds, enhanced 1990. David is a member of the Institute ofDavid Byrne and synthetically treated stones and you Registered Valuers (IRV) and has been inFGA, PJ. Val Dip will also cover the legal requirements the jewellery trade for many years. DavidCourse fee: £435 for these valuations. The valuing and is now an independent jewellery valuerDate: 18-22 July pricing of mounts will also be included currently working for local auction houses and there will be a session devoted to the as an antique jewellery and silver valuer latest technology for valuations, including and he also provides expert insurance the IBM appraiser Guild of Valuers, the valuations for modern jewellery retailers Jewellers Guild programme, and the use and he is occasionally engaged to teach at of digital photography. ‘The Valuers Guide’ the School of Jewellery on will be used, and you will be shown how courses requiring his to assess gemstone colour and how to area of expertise. apply the grading to universal pricing of all gemstones and pearls. Course notes will be provided for all sessions and you will have the opportunity to compile working notes which will be explained, practiced and used on all valuations. This course presumes knowledge of the jewellery industry, and will be of specific interest to retailers, auctioneers, pawnbrokers and those involved in antiques as it includes instruction, practice and practical hands-on work enabling you to build a working portfolio. Jennifer Corocos 30
  32. 32. CAD We can offer a specialist CAD training day INTRODUCTORY for the following software options; Artcam DAY Jewelsmith, Jewelcad, Rhino and Solidworks. These one day sessions for individuals or companies can be arranged at any time subject to tutor availability, please contact us if you would like a quotation for this type of course. Amy Smart31
  33. 33. Legal InformationThe information in this programme is intended as a general guideto Birmingham City University courses and forms no part of anycontract between you and the University. Terms and conditionsapply, for full details please see our prospectus or log on to:www.bcu.ac.uk/misc/legal.htmlBirmingham City University EmployabilityBirmingham City University is committed to preparing studentsfor successful employability and professional careers. We have aninnovative approach to employability that will help you obtain aninteresting and well paid graduate job.To find out more read our Employability Statement on:www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/employability-statementEqual OpportunitiesBirmingham City University promotes equality of opportunity inrespect of every aspect of its provision.For full details of the University’s Equal Opportunities Policyplease log on to:www.bcu.ac.uk 32
  34. 34. RESERVATION Course fees b) If you need to cancel your course INFORMATION Course fee payments need not be paid to reservation you must give us a minimum AND BOOKING us immediately, however by giving us your of four weeks’ notice before the course CONDITIONS card details you are agreeing to pay the start date in writing or by email, a £175 course fee in full and attend your chosen cancellation fee is applicable to all Making a course course. We will take a payment from courses (except *). your card once we know your course will reservation The cancellation fee will be deducted from definitely proceed (May/June depending on Reserve your your refund or charged to your credit/ your course date) and we will advise you course place by debit card if you have not yet made a by email when we intend to do this. This telephoning us on card payment. No refunds will be given deferred payment applies only to payments 0121 248 4584 to for cancellations of less than 4 weeks’ made by credit/debit card. Please note we advise your credit/ notice, we may however be able to transfer cannot reserve you a place on any of the debit card details. your reservation to an alternative course, courses until we are in receipt of your availability permitting. payment details. Short Course office *The Diamond Grading Course has opening hours: Booking conditions a cancellation fee of £500 to cover Mon to Thurs 9am a) Your course may be cancelled if there administration and advance exam fee to 2.30pm are not enough reservations to make costs, or if your course fee is less than Course places are it viable. Should this occur you will be £175 your cancellation fee will be the allocated on a first notified at least four weeks before the same cost as your course fee. come first served course start date. Should we need to cancel your course for any reason we will Once your course is established as viable basis. Course telephone you immediately and refund your to proceed we will send you a letter or content may vary course fee in full if a payment has already email confirming all the details and you slightly from that been taken. Please be aware we cannot will also receive: described in this brochure in order to accept any responsibility for travel or • A map of the area. cater for individual accommodation arrangements you may have made should a course • Student tools/materials list (If students needs. applicable).33 cancellation occur.
  35. 35. • Local supplier list for tools/materials (If Travelling to the School applicable). A map of the local area will be supplied in advance.• Local Hotels/ Apartments list. We are By Rail: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street sorry, but we are unable to provide Stations are around a five-minute taxi ride to the School. There accommodation for short course is a train available direct from Moor Street Station (a five minute students. walk from New Street Station) to the Jewellery Quarter Station.Tools/materials By Bus: Take the 101 from Livery Street by Snow Hill Station orMany courses are of a practical nature, Colmore Row by Victoria Square and get off at the ‘The Clock’therefore you should make allowance for Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter.the additional cost of purchasing handtools and/or materials if necessary, this By Road: M6 to Junction 6 follow the A38/M5 to Junction 3 followis dependent on the individual project you the A456 then the A450/M42 join M6 to Junction 6have chosen to do, the course content Parking: There is no parking available on site, however thereor both. If tools or materials are required is a multi-storey car park located on Vyse Street (B18 6LP) whichfor your course, a student tool/materials is a two minute walk to the School, or pay and display parkinglist will be compiled by the tutor and sent on local roads.to you in advance. In some cases materialsor kits will be supplied by the tutor. If this Useful Websitesis applicable to your course you will pay www.visitbirmingham.comfor them prior to the course and retain www.the-quarter.comthese, alternatively you may need to make a www.schoolofjewellery.co.uklocal purchase with the tutor’s assistance. www.jewellery-innovation.co.ukThis information this will be sent to you www.bcu.ac.uk/biadapproximately four weeks or earlier thanthe start date of your course. Small handtools are not readily available from theSchool, all students should bring theirown if they have them (eg Pliers, Files, orPiercing Saw etc). 34
  36. 36. Course Date Tutor Cost 3D Scanning: From Object To Computer To Model 5 July Keith Adcock £175 Anodised Aluminium: Explore Ideas For Colour And Texture 5-6 July Samantha Chilton £270 Anticlastic & Synclastic Hammering And Rasing Masterclass 18-22 July Cynthia Eid £485 Argentium Silver: Fusing, Soldering & Granulation Masterclass 11-15 July Cynthia Eid £485 Cad Rhino - An Introduction 1-3 August Paul Yeomans £485 Cad Rhino Gold For Jewellers: An Introduction 4 August Paul Yeomans £485 Colourful Resin Jewellery - Cold Enamel, Mould Making & Casting 1-3 August Clare John £350 Create Silver Chains 12 July Aleks Dille £160 Decorative Silver Beads From Precious Metal Clay (PMC) 27 June Amy Surman £175 Diamond Awareness 1 August Grenville Millington FGA £155 Diamond Grading Practical G*A Certificate Exam Course 20-28 July Kate Hopley FGA,DGA,GG £1100 inc exams Easi-Weld Puk 3 Masterclass 28 June Josh Kindness £95 Emerging Trends: Explore And Exploit For Your Business 5 July Kate Thorley/Nest Creates Ltd £155 Enamelling Jewellery - A One Day Introduction 25 July Tamizan Savill £155 Fabulous Bead Jewellery 28 June-1 July Amy Surman £395 Gemmology Basics 11-13 July Kate Hopley FGA,DGA,GG £35035
  37. 37. Course Date Tutor CostGemstone Or Glass - What Are You Buying? 19 July Kate Hopley FGA,DGA,GG £155Jewellery: Catches Clasps & Clips Masterclass 18-22 July Richard Witek £435Jewellery: Fine Techniques Masterclass 25 - 29 July Richard Witek £435Jewellery: Illustration For Communication 6 July Zoe Phillips £155Jewellery Making For Beginners 4-8 July Carlton Campbell £425Marketing For Your Jewellery Business 18 July Kate Thorley/ Nest Creates Ltd £155Polishing For Jewellers & Silversmiths: Masterclass 28-30 June Stephen M Goldsmith £375Polishing Platinum And Palladium: Masterclass 1 July Stephen M Goldsmith £175Sell Jewellery Successfully - Essential Product Knowledge 14-15 July David Byrne £270Silversmithing - An Introduction 4 -7 July Stephen Fisher £395Stonesetting For Beginners 5 July Kate Thorley/Nest Creates Ltd £155Stonesetting: Improve Your Techniques 18-22 July John Russel £435Successful Silver Soldering 11 July Aleks Dille £155Textile Techniques In Metal Masterclass 18-21 July Prof. Arline Fisch £495Valuation And Appraisal of Jewellery 18-22 July David Byrne FGA, PJ. Val Dip £435Making a reservationReserve your course place by telephoning us on 0121 248 4584 to advise your credit/debit card details.Short Course office opening hours: Mon to Thurs 9am to 2.30pm. 36
  38. 38. Our contact detailsDawn Meaden-JohnsonShort Course Co-ordinatordawn.meaden-johnson@bcu.ac.uk+44 (0) 121 248 4584Monday to Thursday 9am to 2.30pmBirmingham City UniversityBirmingham Institute of Art and DesignSchool of JewelleryVittoria StreetBirminghamB1 3PAEnglandwww.schoolofjewellery.co.ukwww.bcu.ac.uk/biadBrochure designed by BA(Hons) Visual Communication (Graphics) students.<Led by Hannah Liggins and Anil Korotania. Farraqh Al-DujailiBirmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University.