One day jewellery workshop with Sarah Macrae

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About this course

Create individual jewellery with techniques demonstrated according to your needs. Beginners will be introduced to working with silver through a series of exercises.

Course Description

Create individual jewellery and designs. Develop your ideas through drawing, and be guided to realise your jewellery in three-dimensions. Techniques are demonstrated according to your needs.

Please note: if you would like to make small silver items, you should book onto a one-day silversmithing workshop (found in the short course metalworking category).

Your experience and the complexity of your idea will determine what you can achieve on a one-day workshop. Please discuss your idea with the tutor prior to the course by emailing the bookings office at: [email protected]

If you are a complete beginner and you have not made any silver jewellery before, it is advised that you attend a beginner’s jewellery day before attending this workshop where you will be guided through a set project to introduce the basic techniques of working with silver.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • Sundries such as alum and flux

What students need to bring

  • Sketchbook with a range of possible ideas
  • Any jewellery tools
  • Students with experience may wish to bring work in progress to continue with
  • Apron
  • Shoes that cover your feet
  • Something to tie your hair back with, if it is long

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Silver can be purchased from the College Shop, which stocks a range of sheet, wire, rod, tube and findings. These will be available in set sizes and lengths, suitable for a wide range of projects.
  • Tools (some tools are available for hire at no cost from the College)
  • Pencils and drawing materials

Additional information

Please note: Recommended bullion suppliers: Cookson Precious Metals Ltd Metalor Ltd Please note: some bullion suppliers have minimum order levels (e.g. £25). Ask for your requirements to be checked against this before placing an order. Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio. This includes stout covered footwear, i.e. no open-toed shoes or sandals.


Sarah Macrae

Sarah graduated Brighton Polytechnic in 1981 and has combined her studio practice as a jeweller with teaching part time. A member of The Designer Jewellers Group, she has exhibited at the Barbican Arts Centre (London) for the last twenty eight years. In 2000 Sarah was invited to write an introduction to Jewellery for Crowood Press and she features in several youtube videos. Sarah's work can be seen on Facebook and Instagram.

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