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Silversmithing with a Jewellery Designer

craft class

Silversmithing with a Jewellery Designer

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
craft class

Silversmithing with a Jewellery Designer

craft class

Silversmithing with a Jewellery Designer

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You'll arrive at my jewellery studio on a farm in the new forest at 9:30am (10:00am Saturdays) welcomed with light refreshments. Once we've introduced ourselves and gone over basic health & safety instructions, I'll ask you to complete a form with your emergency contact details on and signed permission for photography throughout the day. You'll then proceed to sketch out your design for the piece of silver jewellery that you'd like to make (usually a bangle, pendant or earrings). I will go through the designs with each individual student, advising on the steps required to create it, supply the silver you'll need, and guide you onto the next step of the process. Throughout the morning you will work on your project (sawing out the shape, filing rough edges smooth, texturing using various hammers for different effects, and soldering silver together using a blow torch, after a group soldering demonstration by me) with breaks for tea & coffee along the way. You'll have the chance to select music from my vinyl collection to play as you work should you wish! After breaking for a delicious two course lunch, we will continue to progress on your piece of jewellery until it's complete - the day ends at 2:30pm (3:00pm on a Saturday). The majority of students find the time given ample to complete their jewellery project. Your design will be polished overnight & returned/posted the next

Your host

Learn more about Jo

Jo

I am an artisan designer/maker of beautiful handcrafted sterling silver and gold jewellery, inspired by the sea and the new forest, where I live. My silversmithing experience has come through a mixture of classroom based courses and self taught instruction and experimentation, which began as a hobby just after my second child was born. My love of silversmithing (like my children) quickly grew, and I started making pieces for local galleries and gift shops, as well as bespoke personal pieces by private commission. Alongside these elements of my work, I have been running one day silversmithing workshops for the last year, to small groups (2-5 people per workshop, in order to ensure one to one support and tuition required for this skill). I am also a sculptor working in larger bronze pieces, which I exhibit in the T5 gallery at Heathrow.

What's included

Food
A delicious two course lunch, with a choice of sparkling or still water, tea and coffee. (Dietary requirements are always…
Drinks
Transport
A taxi can be booked for you to get to and from my studio if required - please advise in advance. (The taxi will be at the…
Equipment

Where you'll be

The silversmithing day will take place in my working jewellery studio, which is a converted farm outbuilding in Lymington.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

All the equipment and materials are provided for the day. You may wish to bring any designs you have been thinking of making – I will contact you in advance regarding this. In the winter I do have heaters in the studio, but it’s always worth wrapping up warm. Bring glasses if you need them!

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Jo
Silversmithing with a Jewellery Designer
New experience
From €156/person
New experience
From €156/person