Courses

2017

 

Cuttlefish Casting Day Workshop

A fun and exclusive day course with Julia and guest teacher Rebecca Prosser where you get to experiment with hand carving a unique design AND cast an object of your choice in recycled silver scrap through the medium of cuttlefish bone.  Leave with two handmade pieces of ethical precious metal designer jewellery that you’ve made using this age old sustainable technique!

Advance booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 6 people thus ensuring everybody gets an excellent amount of tuition.

Cuttlefish mould and cast silver item  Rebecca Prosser - Cuttlefish cast Ilminster Ammonite in recycled silver

Saturday 1st April : 10am – 5pm

 

with an hour for lunch (not included)

£90.00 per person, silver will be charged extra by the gram.

 



One Day Wedding / Civil Partnership Ring Course

What better way to start life’s journey together than to design and make your own wedding or civil partnership rings from recycled silver, Fairtrade gold or a combination of both including reworking your family heirloom pieces!

No experience is needed. You will both be guided every step of the way on this unique and creative one-day course. Run by award winning jewellery designer Julia Thompson, from her professional and welcoming silver studio in the heart of rural Somerset.

…the outcome will be two beautiful rings, full of love and meaning that you’ll both be proud to wear forever, plus great memories of a fantastic day….

 

Please contact Julia for more information on how to book and arrange a date that suits you both.

Barnz & Shaena exchanging rings that they made from sentimental gold and recycled silver – Kerry Palmer Photography

Testimonials…

“Julia patiently guided us through all the steps involved and it was a very meaningful moment when we soldered the flat strips of gold into actual rings. We were very pleased with the results, and enjoyed the day enormously! It was fantastic to be able to exchange rings on our wedding day that we had made for each other, rather than something mass-produced and bought in a High Street shop.”

Catherine & Matt Geen, married in July 2012

 

Julia was so knowledgeable and helpful.  As we were marrying at a heritage railway centre she took our inspiration on board, helping us incorporate patterns and textures of steam engines and railways to create such interesting rings. We hammered, punched, and cut shapes out of three toning metals, forming them into our wonderful rings. Making the rings was such a personal and inspiring experience, and resulted in the most unique demonstration of our commitment to each other. We have also had so many compliments on them. Thank you Julia!”

Simon & Heather Ramsden-Fletcher, married in the Spring 2014

 

10 Week Silver Jewellery Autumn Evening Classes Sept – Nov 2017

 

Tuesday OR Thursday Evenings…

 

Due to popular demand, this Autumn there will be two 10 week silver jewellery evening classes running simultaneously, both at a cost of £260 each, materials are charged extra by the gram.

The first of the two starting on Tuesday 12th September, and the second starting on Thursday 14th September 2017.  Both classes will run from 7pm-9pm,  every Tuesday and Thursday evening (breaking for two weeks over the Autumn half term break) until Tuesday 28th, and Thursday 30th November 2017.

Suitable for beginners and those who wish to expand on their silver jewellery skills.  You can expect to learn traditional silver fabrication skills which will include stone setting so that you can then design and make your own piece/s, or complete any unfinished projects as the course progresses.

The 10 week course will be run by Julia, Jennifer and Beccy from The Polishing Room, Flaxdrayton Farm, South Petherton Somerset.  Advance booking is essential as places are limited to a minimum of 6, maximum of 8 people thus ensuring everybody gets an excellent amount of tuition.

Dates are as follows:

 

Tuesday 12th September              Thursday 14th September
Tuesday 19th September              Thursday 21st September
Tuesday 26th September              Thursday 28th September
Tuesday 3rd October                     Thursday 5th October
Tuesday 10th October                   Thursday 12th October

 

~ Two Week Autumn Half Term Break ~
                   resuming again on:

 

Tuesday 31st October                  Thursday 2nd November
Tuesday 7th November                Thursday 9th November
Tuesday 14th November             Thursday 16th November
Tuesday 21st November              Thursday 23rd November
Tuesday 28th November             Thursday 30th November

 

£260.00 per person for each Tuesday OR Thursday evening 10 week course, materials will be charged extra by the gram.

*   If you’re thinking of purchasing the course for someone special as a gift,

please let us know so that we can send you a  free personlised gift voucher!   *

Please contact Julia for more information and gift voucher options.

 

 

For up to date info on jewellery and wedding ring making courses you can follow Julia on Facebook (www.facebook.com/designerjewellery.silversmith) and Twitter (@JTJewellery)

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