Polishing and Finishing Masterclass
Take a look above to see examples of what can be made on this class. These images are of students and tutors work.
Polishing and finishing your work is just as important to the overall piece as making it is!
In most classes, there is not enough time to focus on this aspect of making so this intensive day class is designed to do just that. Throughout the day you will be shown how to achieve a range of finishes in metal from a mirror finish and textures to a satin finish and using hammering and a range of other methods to achieve texture.
At the start of the day students will be given a set of metal blanks and encouraged to try out different finishes on them, to experiment and see what suits different designs.
Techniques covered in this class include:
- Correct use of files
- Using sanding and emery paper
- Using a Dremel and pendant motors in finishing and polishing
- Using hammers
- Achieving a Mirror finish
- Achieving a satin finish
- How to clean up solder joints to a professional standard and much more...
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided. If you have a certain piece or pieces of jewellery that you would like to work on during this class please do bring them along. If not, do not worry there will be plenty of samples for you to use.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 7.
If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
'Simply one of the best classes I have attended at LJS!' -Rossi Ignatova
'Great in-depth and thorough teaching' -Chantelle McDonald
'Excellent, well worth the money!'
'Thoroughly informative and enjoyable. I'm looking forward to using some of the techniques in my projects'
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x