When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Russell Lownsbrough
  • Course Code W23JWYE15A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This is a practical class where you will be making tools suitable for jewellery making. We will look at and discuss examples of homemade tools.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • make the best dual purpose retractable scriber in the world!
  • make chasing punches to assist with difficult settings
  • set up scorpers [engraving tools for setting)
  • modify scalpel blades for wax
  • modify burrs to micro burnish
  • maintain essential workshop equipment, hammers, stakes etc


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Demonstrations will be given to the group and backed up by help on a one to one basis. There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience, through discussion, show and tell and group crit.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for students who have studied jewellery making and are at an Intermediate Level

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. You need a moderate level of fitness and arm strength to be able to form metal. Some chemicals used may be harmful in pregnancy. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant and they will advise you as to necessary precautions

    What you need

    You will need to bring a Staedtler Clutch pencil. All other tools and equipment needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. We also provide basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as scalpel, tool steel etc. There are some items you will need to purchase yourself such as the staedtler clutch pencil and scorpers which will be available to buy from the tutor. Your tutor will help you assess your requirements for each project and provide a list of suppliers. Please bring: an apron, a small hard back notebook & a fine permanent pen Please wear suitable footwear.

    What you can do next

    Your tutor Russell Lownsbrough teaches other courses in setting, mount making, and the best wax carving classes in the UK on Monday and Friday nights. Morley runs courses for Beginners through to Advanced Jewellery Making