Working with the raw materials frees you to produce exactly what you envision. Jewellery designers are often at the mercy of the metalsmiths they commission to create their pieces. Fashion jewellery artists depend on their component suppliers. As a metalsmith however, your only limit is your imagination. Roll, saw, solder, rivet and polish precious metals into unique, wearable artworks.
Learn traditional ways to manipulate gold, silver, copper, bronze, and metal alloys. Build confidence working with metals by piercing, drilling, forging, fusing and soldering. Apply textures, rolling your own metal sheet and draw wires to custom thicknesses. Make joints and execute prefect professional finishing techniques.
Working with Copper
Sawing Piercing & Filing
Roll-printing & Soldering
Gemstone Bezel Setting
Tools and materials
Like all JDMIS courses, students receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tool and reference and metalsmithing materials needed in order to immediately start producing jewellery.
You will be you taking back your jewellery workbench, high-speed rotary drill, torch and tools of the trade to continue producing stunning jewellery from home.
Class size and safety
With only 6 students in a class you learn fast and expert international instructors keep you safe in class and ensure you stay safe as you continue to practice this ancient art.
If you are creative and enjoy working with your hands, metalsmithing is much more accessible that you would imagine. You do not need jewellery or art experience to get started, and your classmates come from all walks of life - ensuring an enriching and enduring experience.
This course offers a practical hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have produced one or more pieces of jewellery.
Next Steps (Traditional Metalsmithing Specialisation):
MS200 - Traditional Metalsmithing 2: Intermediate Techniques & Stone Setting.
Next Steps (Complementary Metal Arts Specialisation):
NM100 - New Metal Technology 1: Creative Silver Modelling Techniques.
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certificationcan choose to enroll for the Precious Metal Arts Diploma.
1 week (Full-time), or
5 weeks (Part-time)
JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).
Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course.