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
Achieving a Mirror finish
Achieving a satin finish
How to clean up solder joints to a professional standardand 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 8.
If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0203 176 0546