Intermediate & Continuing Jewellery Making

Jewellers Bench

The Intermediate & Continuing Jewellery Making course is ideal for students who want to take their making to the next level. Pursue your design ambitions and continue making with your tutor, Emily Copp’s support. Access our workshop’s excellent resources and enjoy the company of other engaged makers. Learn stone setting or bring your own project.

This course allows students to progress their skills through the different stages of jewellery making as the tutor assists with design development, technical issues and problem-solving.

Come and enjoy the camaraderie of making with like-minded people on a Monday night.

At A Glance

  • $460 inc GST
  • Returning Student Discount and Pay In Instalments Available
  • Monday | 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm | 21 Hours Tuition
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Intermediate Two-Continuing Jewellery Making was a great course. Plenty of one-on-one time and access to great materials.

Nicole, 2020

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Intermediate Two & Continuing Jewellery Making class comprises students at various stages of experience in jewellery-making.

This course aims to give students the confidence and skills to work on individual projects while gaining depth of understanding of the world of jewellery making and design, whilst building their skills through their week to week jewellery making practice.

Creating a stone set ring or pendant is the optional technical project covered for students progressing from a beginner’s course or those with more experience.

Presentation of jewellery techniques and processes in our Intermediate & Continuing Jewellery Making class differs term by term with a focus on skills-based learning informed by the background experience of participants in the class.

Various equipment and processes are introduced, informed by student design goals and projects. For example, the fabrication of hollow forms such as spheres and more complex shapes may be covered as context to help students continue to gain confidence in soldering and introducing equipment such as the hydraulic press.

Students work in consultation and with the support of Emily to realise their design ideas.

The prerequisite for this course is a beginner’s course or equivalent.


What To Expect

What You Learn

  • Optional – Tube, Tab or Bezel Setting- Each technique will be rotated from term to term.
  • Advanced soldering skills
  • Term by term, skills-focused learning will be informed by the experience level and interests of the participants in the class.
  • Discussion about which skills can be covered is welcome. Techniques may include;
    • Introduction to the Hydraulic Press
    • Hollow forms
    • Re-making

What You Make

Optional Stone Set Ring or Pendant project.

Bring your project – Jewellery of your own design in consultation with your tutor

Knowledge Required

  • To join this course, you should have completed approximately 40 hours of metalsmithing tuition.
  • You should know how to confidently and with minimal assistance make a simple ring band from silver sheet or wire.
  • Confidence in saw piercing.
  • Confidence in filing and clean-up techniques.
  • Confidence in annealing and simple soldering.

Class Size

To ensure an excellent learning experience for all students this class is capped at 8 students.

Mid-Term Breaks

Breaks to align with NSW School Holidays:

Term Two – 22nd April 2023

Term Five – 7th October 2023

Practicalities

What is included

  • A wide range of hand tools and equipment.
  • Some of the consumables you need to do your projects, pickle and solder, are supplied.
  • A selection of teas, coffee and biscuits.

 

  • SquarePeg Studios has a small store of saw blades, drill bits, base metals and silver that can be purchased. Your tutor will assist you with how to shop for and order additional materials as required.
  • Stone Setting project.
    • A material pack can be purchased for $30. The pack includes a stone, silver and saw blades. You will be offered this option during enrolment. If purchased, it will be waiting for you at your first class.

What to Bring

  • A notebook or sketchbook, pen and pencil
  • Magnifying glasses or a loupe are really helpful for fine work
  • Any projects you have on the go that you would like to complete
  • Any materials that you may be able to use for your projects
  • The consumables you like to use, saw blades, emery, drill bits etc.
  • Your ideas and creativity

Safety

  • We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg.
  • All students must wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back.
  • We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

Payment Options

  • Enrol below – you can secure your place on the spot!
  • Enrol early and take advantage of our payment by instalments option to spread the payments out over three payments. This option is offered at check out.
  • 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks out from your course, and the final 30% payment three weeks ahead of the course start date.

Is the date you would like to join sold out?

Please send us an email to register your interest and to go on a waitlist. mail@squarepegstudios.com.au

Minimum numbers

To ensure a great learning environment for all we cap this class at 10 students.

First of all, I consider myself lucky that I found about SquarePeg. I started my journey with SquarePeg in May this year and since then I enrolled myself in two other courses, Intermediate one and Intermediate two. The studio is like heaven to me. The instructor's, specifically Emily, is an absolute angel. I think I will never say goodbye to SquarePeg. It's like a second home to me. What I achieved so far, I never thought I could. This place is therapeutic to an unsettled soul. If you have never visited this place and meet the amazing SquarePeg team, then you are definitely missing out. Thank you Emily and the lovely SquarePeg team.

Sharif, 2020

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

Emily Copp smiling at camera whilst seatedat jewellers bench with an alight jewellers torch

Emily Copp

Emily is a Sydney based contemporary jeweller who works with diverse materials and technologies such as 3D printing alongside traditional silversmithing. Her practice spans jewellery and object design. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo. Emily earned her Advanced Diploma in Jewellery & Object Design at The Design Centre Enmore (2014). Emily is a resident artist at SquarePeg Studios and teaches various classes in the studio's classroom. In 2017 Emily became a Director at SquarePeg.

Emily also spends a few days a week as a sessional lecturer and technical officer at the University of NSW Art and Design Campus in the Jewellery, Metal & Wood workshops.

“I love the alchemy of transforming ideas into materialised design through the varied efforts and explorations of making.”
'Boundless' ring in 18 karat white gold and Australian Sapphire by Emily Copp

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