Workshops


This one-to-one tutoring is aimed at anyone with a keen interest in jewellery making.

You may be looking for an alternative to a group short course, wanting to really get stuck in and hit the ground running or would just like the benefits of not having to share your tutor!

Either way, one-to-one tutoring offers many benefits - the best being the sessions are entirely structured to you as an individual, your aims, your level of experience and your learning style.

What is covered

Sessions will vary according to your aims. A beginner can expect the following in a day's session:
- planning and designing a piece of jewellery
- exploring the considerations and restrictions with body placement.
- cutting, forming and filing silver
- soldering, cleaning, finishing and polishing
- sizing jewellery (depending on your project)

For those with some experience, Scott can offer support and guidance to improve your skill level and (more importantly) your confidence.

Other skills and techniques that can be covered are (but not restricted):

- stone setting (rub over, flush and claw)
- wax carving
- re-using materials (refining scrap)
- working in gold

What is included

Once booked, Scott will get in touch with you to run through what you would like to achieve and the best way to get there.
Included in each session are:
- an allocation of base metal and sterling silver to complete the projects
- a selection of basic stones to complete the projects
- being based in a professional studio
- as much advice as you can handle in a day!

Details

Dates are fully flexible, running Monday to Friday weekly, 10am to 4pm.
Weekends are available upon request.
Sessions cost £175 as a flat rate, including the materials listed above.
Some additional costs may apply, for example if you want to work with high specification stones, gold or have work cast.
Teac, coffee and biscuits are in good supply. The studio has access to kitchen facilities and there is a wide selection of independent shops and cafes in the area.

Teaching Experience

Graduating with a BDes in Jewellery & Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee, Scott achieved an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art in London.

An advocate for traditional handmaking skills, he is an experienced goldsmith with a wealth of experience that goes beyond art college training. Passionate about self-development, he has spent a number of years working alongside classically trained goldsmiths, sadly considered a dying breed.

Previously holding posts as Head of Teaching with Holts Academy of Jewellery (now the British Academy of Jewellery) and as a lecturer in Fashion Jewellery with London College of Fashion, I regularly teach short courses in Brighton.

** please be aware that the workshop area is on a mezzanine level accessible by stairs only **