This course is aimed at jewellery students who already have some jewellery and silversmithing experience. Soldering is a key skill within the craft and one which students often say is the area they most fear or need most practice in. This course aims to explain the science behind solder, flux and preparing your metal. We will demonstrate several key soldering methods such as pallion soldering, sweat soldering, feed soldering and using a solder probe. After each demonstration students will have a go at the technique themselves, using pre-prepared pieces of copper. If you would like to brush up on your soldering skills, conquer your fears or have a better understanding of the techniques and science behind them, this course is for you.
Tutor: Olivia Lowe
£80 per person (includes copper samples)
Suitable for those with some experience
“Although I had been making jewellery for several years, I was always a little reluctant when it came to soldering, so decided to do the one day soldering course. I came away feeling so much more confident and was amazed at the various techniques that would help me in making more complex piece… I recommend it to all students, whatever your level of proficiency.”
“I took the Soldering Master Class and my work has greatly improved as a result. I have been working with silver for several years, receiving occasional instruction and doing personal reading. The knowledge that I gained in one day of Olivia’s guidance was at least 5 times greater than in my years of experience. The studio is well-equipped and a good environment for working. I highly recommend Olivia and Meon Valley Studio.”