When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jenny Macdonald
  • Course Code K22MCAD14A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course offers intermediate and advanced students an opportunity to learn or brush up on the basics of metal jewellery making and silversmithing techniques. This course is ideal for those who want to get started with making jewellery from silver, either as a hobby, or for artists/maker-designers who want to develop their jewellery skills further and who work in a craft-based creative industry. You will be introduced to soldering and construction skills for producing pieces such as decorative rings, bangles, earrings and necklaces and small- scale spoons or vessels and making. By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the process and techniques involved in jewellery making, from start to finish, and you will be able to produce your own finished piece of jewellery. You will also be offered tutor support and advice if you would like to continue making and selling jewellery or want to set up your own studio. Non precious metal will be available from the tutor. You will be expected to purchase your own precious materials.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop your own personal jewellery projects
  • Learn about key design jewellery concepts
  • Gain knowledge and experience to design and make jewellery pieces using silversmithing techniques.
  • Learn basic techniques for hand working in metal such as forming, piercing, soldering and filing with tools provided during the course
  • Learn intermediate and advanced techniques for hand working in metal such as forming, piercing, soldering and filing with tools provided during the course


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This course is scheduled to run in a face to face delivery format

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for both complete beginners and for those with previous silver jewellery experience.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    No prior experience necessary.

    What you need

    A notebook and pen are useful. We recommend you bring and use you own tools. Students should bring ideas or sketches to the first session to show and discuss to the tutor. Students will pay for materials and studio fee. Some students may want to bring their own materials to have a wider range of choice.

    What you can do next

    Morley College offers a wide range of jewellery courses at all levels of ability, including a certified BTEC L3 National Certificate in Art and Design. Students can also look to progress onto other part or full time jewellery courses such as, BA degree or MA courses. Your tutor will guide and support you in setting up your own studio. After several years of study many students progress onto setting up their own practice and exhibitions.