Explore the materials, methods and processes behind jewellery design with our range of courses for all ages and stages of learning across our centres.
Our experienced team of tutors are jewellery designers and makers themselves, and bring a wealth of knowledge to a variety of disciplines. Students enjoy a relaxed and supportive environment in which to learn new skills and develop existing talents.
We specialise in:
- Copper and Silversmithing
- Stone Setting
- Aluminium Printing
- Mould Making
- Laser Cutting
Free Qualifications for 16-18 year olds
Get started on your jewellery design journey at our North Kensington Centre. You’ll learn a range of fundamental jewellery and silversmithing skills in our project based, hands on course. Our expert tutors will guide you through developing ideas, practical skills and knowledge through bench work, drawing, the study of design principles and help you to build connections with the industry.
Jewellery Certificate Courses for Adults
Do you want to take your jewellery making to the next level? Certificate Level 1 is a year-long beginners’ course to give you a firm grounding in jewellery techniques. Our intermediate Certificate Level 2 course will prepare you to start a business or apply to higher education.
Jewellery Facilities at Waterloo
Situated in a light spacious room, the jewellery studio has 16 individual jewellers benches with their characteristic semi-circle cut out. We have three flamefast hearths, two fume cupboards and an enamelling room with three kilns. The machine bench helps you to move your projects forward with two guillotines, a bandsaw, a linisher, a bonny doon press, three bench drills, a watchmakers lathe and a grinder. We have three rolling mills if you need to texture your metal or make it a bit thinner, not to mention easily make up some square or half-round wire. If you want to recycle your silver we have a hot metal furnace and all of the equipment to do small scale studio casting. For finishing jewellery, we have a double spindle polishing machine, two-barrel polishers and a magnetic polisher. We also have a laser cutter and access to 3D printing machines. We provide all of the essential hand tools needed to make jewellery. We also provide basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals, paper, acrylics and enamel.
Awards, Competitions and Partnerships
Morley are proud to partner with The Association of Contemporary Jewellers, who present awards to two of our students each year. Every term we host a jewellery lecture in association with ACJ.
We encourage our students to take part in the biannual V&A Inspired By competition.
When you study Jewellery making at Morley you have opportunities to exhibit work in the college’s exhibition spaces, including the jewellery section’s Barbara Cristie Case, the Foyer Cases and Morley Gallery.
We also like to exhibit externally and we have shown our students’ jewellery at New Designers and other venues such as Elizabeth House.
We collaborate with Morley’s Textiles and Fashion department every year in our annual catwalk show.