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Training in Silverwork, Silversmithing and Metal Smithing

This page features training schools and individuals who teach silverwork, silversmithing, metal working and other traditional jewelry making techniques. All links open in a new window.

Silverwork and Metal Smithing classes in the UK

Silverwork and Metal Smithing classes in the USA

Silverwork and Metal Smithing classes International

UK

24ct Ltd - Sheffield

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginner and Certification classes from the PMC Studio. Also offer silver working and jewellery making classes.

Amy Surman, The Oxford Bead Shop - Cowley, Oxford

Introduction to PMC, PMC rings and pendants, PMC Certification classes from the PMC Studio. Also runs silver work, beading, enamelling and jewellery making classes.

Ann Barnett - Dorset, UK

Beginners classes in jewellery making.

Ardington School of Crafts - Nr Wantage, Oxford

Silver jewellery making and silver clay classes.

The Beetroot Tree - Draycott, Derbyshire

Art gallery offering a variety of regular classes. Includes classes in metal clay at all levels, jewellery making, silver smithing, ring making and glass.

Benches Studio - Southampton

One and two-day beginners silver jewellery making classes.

Birmingham City University School of Jewellery - Birmingham

Range of courses in art and design, silverwork and jewellery making to degree level. Also offer short courses and masterclasses.

Bringsty Art Studio - Worcester, Herefordshire

Silversmithing and jewellery classes for all levels.

Bryncurl Workshops - Kington, Herefordshire

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay classes and project based classes. They also teach beginners silver jewellery making and tiara making classes.

Chinco Design - Hove, Sussex

Silver jewellery making courses and classes for all levels. Day, evening, weekend and longer courses offered.

Clarise Jewellery School - Leeds, West Yorkshire

Courses and one day classes in Precious Metal Clay PMC. Also run bespoke classes in PMC, silversmithing, copperwork and enamelling. Specialist courses in PMC for business and fingerprint jewellery.

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Bodmin, Cornwall

Art, craft and jewellery making courses and classes including beginners, intermediate and advanced level bronze clay, copper clay, polymer clay, silver metal clay, glass fusing, ceramics and porcelain beads, enameling, adding colour to metal, silver work, unique texture making, private classes and open studios. They also sell kilns, Dockyard carving tools and other jewelry making tools.

Creatstudio - Faversham, Kent

Beginners metal clay classes, jewellery making classes, silver work classes and enameling classes.

Farncombe Estate - Broadway (Cotswolds), Worcestershire

Silver clay classes for beginners. Also offer beginners silver jewellery making.

Flux ‘n’ Flame – Milton Abbas, Dorset

UK training provider who run jewellery making and silverwork courses from one day tasters to three day weekends as well as a six day summer school and regular weekly classes throughout the year. They cater for all abilities from absolute beginners to those with more experience.

Flux Studios - Camberwell, London

Flux Studios provides a variety of jewellery courses and jewellery classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced in jewellery making and design. Students have the opportunity to improve existing skills, also developing new skills by exploring new techniques.

Hawkwood College - Stroud, Gloucestershire

Short courses in a number of arts and crafts subjects including silver jewellery making.

Holts Academy - Hatton Garden, London

Jewellery making and silver smithing courses at all levels are offered from short beginners courses to professional qualifications including NVQ's in Jewellery Manufacture.

In the Studio - Leicestershire

Range of silverwork and jewellery courses running throughout the year. Beginners and advanced techniques.

Jewellery from Home - Home Study

Learn to make jewellery with silver metal clay, wire, silver and more with the experts from London Jewellery School. Watch courses online.

The Jewellery Maker - Lancaster

Silver jewellery making classes, beading and Art Clay classes.

Jinks McGrath - Streat, East Sussex

All levels of silversmithing and traditional jewellery making classes. Varying length courses and regular day and evening classes.

Kate Bajic - Leicestershire

Silver work workshops

Kensington and Chelsea College - London

Jewellery making and silversmithing part time and full time courses.

Learn Silver Clay - East Sussex

Specialist provider of Fingerprint Keepsake Jewellery courses for business. Also, stockist of all fingerprint jewellery related products including Inkless Wipes, Polymer Plates Moulding Compounds through the PMC Shop.

London Jewellery School - Hatton Garden, London

One day classes and other short courses in a range of precious metal clay techniques from beginners to adding colour, stone setting, clay and Art Clay certification as well as copper clay, silversmithing, fused glass, Perspex, wire and beading courses and much more. Private tuition available for all levels or metal clay and other techniques. Plus the school offers three diploma programmes for those wanting to develop jewellery careers and businesses.

London Jewellery Workshop - Shoreditch, London

London Jewellery Workshop is a fully equipped jewellery making workshop in the heart of Shoreditch in London. They set up in 2011 to provide a vibrant centre of jewellery making and learning.  Their aim is to provide a safe, comfortable and inspiring environment, and to share their passion with others. Their silver work and beading courses are suitable for all levels and tailored to your needs. With just six places per class, students are able to enjoy as much one-to-one tutor time as they need and desire. Their workshop is also available for Workspace hire, parties and events.

Made by Ore - Dalston, London

Silver work classes, wax carving and chain making.

Making Space - Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire

A range of one day and longer classes in jewellery making, metal clay, silver work and glass.

Metal Clay North - Glaisdale, North Yorkshire

Beginners, intermediate and advanced Art Clay silver classes including ring making, hollow forms and stone setting.  Art Clay Silver level 1 and 2 Certification with Lynne Glazzard. Bronze clay and copper clay classes. A wide range of metal clay and jewellery making courses, traditional silver work classes, enamelling classes at introductory and advanced levels including cloisonné and Plique a jour enamelling, advanced stone setting, adding colour to metal clay, torch fired enamel classes, glass fusing classes and combining silver clay with lampwork beads.  Private classes run by appointment.  Open workshops and a series of Masterclasses with invited tutors.

Meon Valley Studio - Warnford, Hampshire

Silver work and jewellery making classes.

Morley College - Waterloo, London

Beginners jewellery making courses using silversmithing techniques.

Oresome - Hull

Silver work courses.

Precious Jewellery Course - Stubbington, Hampshire

Lampwork Tuition, Glass Bead Making, Silver Clay, Silversmithing, Beading and Semi Precious Jewellery Making Courses.

The Precious Metals Workshop - Edinburgh

Based in Edinburgh in the city's best community arts hall, Out of the Blue, they provide educational and resource workshops for jewellers and silversmiths. Bench space and tools for jewellers and silversmiths is availale. The PMW also offers a membership facility on a pay-as-you-go basis for access to the main workshop. With three terms and a Summer School each year, there is a huge range of classes and workshops for everyone.

Quo Vadis 1 - Birmingham

Beginners silver jewellery making classes, taster classes and improvers classes.

Rachel Jeffrey Jewellery School - Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

Silver jewellery making courses and classes.

Richard Whitehouse - Essex

Daytime and evening jewellery and silversmithing classes.

Sara Lloyd Morris - Nr Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Silver work and jewellery making classes.

The Silver Artist - Kings Norton, Birmingham

Art Clay beginners classes and Level 1 and 2 Art Clay Certification classes. Also silver jewellery making classes.

Silverhub Studios - Leith, Edinburgh

Silver work classes, make your own wedding rings and open benches.

South Hill Park - Bracknell, Berkshire

Jewellery and silver smithing courses and workshops.

St Albans School of Jewellery - Hertfordshire

Jewellery and silver smithing classes at all levels.

Sue Lane - Herefordshire 

Silver jewellery making classes, casting classes, fold forming classes, chain making classes, forging classes.

Tangled Web Arts and Crafts - Pontypridd, Wales

Silver working classes, enameling on copper, private tuition and make your own wedding rings.

Teesside Silversmith - Middlesbrough

Introduction to silver metal clay, silver smithing and jewellery making classes. They also sell gemstone beads and cabochons, tools and bench time.

Touchmark Studios - Chew Magna, Bristol

Precious Metal Clay PMC and Art Clay beginners and advanced training, enamelling classes, silverwork and metal work classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Vannetta Seecharrran School of Jewellery - North London

Silver jewellery making classes from beginners to advanced levels. Beaded jewellery making classes, wax carving courses, silversmithing courses and contemporary jewellery design courses.

Warwickshire College - Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Jewellery making and silver work classes, full and part time.

Whitney Jewellery School - Brigg, North Lincolnshire

Beginners, intermediate and advanced silver work classes, casting classes and diamond setting classes.

Wolds Silver - Yorkshire

Residential silver smithing school.

Workshop Weekends - Stobo, Peeblesshire, Scotland

Workshop Weekends are 3 day courses during which Linda Lewin and Adrian Hope provide hands on tuition in jewellery making techniques and silversmithing.

York School of Jewellery - York

Traditional skills and contemporary design classes for jewellers. Beginners and advanced students welcome.

Yvonne Chadderton - Littleborough, Lancashire

One-to-one jewellery making and silverwork classes for beginners and advanced levels.

USA

Academy of Art University - San Francisco, CA

Online and live classes in metal arts, casting, welding, jewelry, enameling and raising and forming.

Academy of Silversmithing and Art Metal - All over the USA

Don Norris teaches silversmithing and silverwork skills in person and by CD and DVD classes.

American School of Jewelry - Sunrise, FL

Serious training for the professional jeweler or hobbyist. American School of Jewelry provides training for the different levels of national jeweler skill tests. All offerings are not intended to qualify graduates for entry level employment, rather they are designed to provide continuing education and professional development for those employed in the jewelry industry.

Anne Mitchell - Various Locations in the USA

Award winning teacher and artist Anne Mitchell runs classes in a variety of subjects including low tech metalsmithing, fine silver fusing, resin, chain maille and metal work.

Armory Art Center - West Palm Beach, FL

A range of classes including jewelry making, metal clay, glass fusing and silver work.

Art Center Manatee - Bradenton, FL

Jewelry making, metal clay, silver work and enameling classes.

Atlanta Art Worx - Marietta, GA

Metalsmithing, etching and casting classes.

Baubles and Beads - San Rafael, CA

Retail bead store, no online sales. They also run training in wire work, stringing, PMC and metalsmithing.

Benches on Division - Chicago, IL

Metal work classes. Benches on Division also serves skilled artisans who wish to gain access to high quality tools and equipment not convenient for the home studio. Benches provides members with large 48” butcher block work benches equipped with individual flex shafts. We offer unrestricted access to a complete inventory of tools and equipment needed for the experienced metalsmith to execute sophisticated work and accommodate advanced working techniques.

Brighton Beads and More - Brighton, Michigan

Precious Metal Clay Silver, Bronze and Copper) beginning to advanced classes. Also offered are  glass (lampwork beads and fused glass), enameling, simple soldering,  silversmithing (forging, fold forming, Keum Bo, etching, hydrolic press,  clasps, stone setting, pewter) and jewelry making classes including wire wrapping, chain maille and beading.  Private lessons are available in all media for vacationing artisans and crafters as well as local students.

Broken Branches - Truro, Massachusetts

Chain Maille and wireworking classes

Chicago Jewelry School - Wheeling, IL

Jewelry making classes including metal smithing, beading, wire wrapping, bead weaving, chain maille, enamelling and metal clay classes. Lapidary and gemology classes.

Clear Creek Academy of Jewelry and Metal Arts - Denver, CO

PMC beginners and advanced classes, enamelling classes and silversmithing classes.

The Craft Guild of Dallas - Dallas, TX

PMC classes, metalwork and jewelry classes, beading classes.

Crown Trout Jewelers - Lanesboro, MN

Training school for jewelers featuring Viking knit, piercing and anticlastic raising. Focusing on traditional techniques, they also have downloadable video tutorials.

Danaca Design - Seattle, WA

This metal crafting center has PMC beginners, intermediate and advanced classes.

Denver School of Metal Arts - Denver, CO

PMC classes from beginner to advanced, metal smithing classes, enamel and fold forming.

Drouhard National Jewelers School - Mansfield, OH

Jewelry repair and diamond setting, design, casting and production classes.

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Evanston Art Center - Evanston, Il

Adult jewelry making and metal smithing classes at all levels.

Farrin O'Connor Design Studios - Pasadena, CA

Lots of very interesting project based classes which teach basic and advanced metal working and silversmithing skills. Well worth a look.

Fitzgerald Jewelry - New York

The Fitzgerald Jewelry School encourages creativity and exploration of all areas of jewelry making both for the casual hobbyist or the student considering a career in jewelry making. 

Fletcher Farm School - Ludlow, VT

This Arts and Crafts school runs metal clay classes as well as jewelry making and silver smithing classes. Lots of other arts and crafts classes too.

Geltman Jewellery Designs – Washington DC

Metal smithing classes

Genevieve Flynn - Kansas City, MO

Silver smithing, visiting artist classes, and bench time offered.

Guilded Lynx - Ridgefield, CT

Basic jewelry making and silversmithing classes, enameling, granulation, tessellation, forging and chasing classes.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts - Deer Isle, Maine

Large variety of workshops and classes at all levels.

James Carter Studio School of Jewelry Arts - Carrboro, NC

Silversmithing, fabrication, enameling and granulation classes.

Jatayu - San Diego, CA

Jewelry making, soldering, wire work and silver work classes.

Jewelry Academy of Austin/ Creative Side - Austin, TX

Creative Side is a multifaceted jewelry Headquarters in Central Texas. Offering over 40 classes every semester to beginners and advanced students. Private classes are easy to book and are catered to the individual or groups needs.

Jewelry Arts Institute - Manhattan, NY

Jewelry making and silver work classes.Located in Austin, Texas, Jewelry Studies, LLC, DBA: Jewelry Studies International (JSI) was founded by Ronda Coryell and Vasken Tanielian on January 06, 2011 in order to establish a world-class jewelry school focused on offering state of the art jewelry classes and certifications in 3Design CAD/CAM and Jewelry Arts featuring Argentium Sterling Silver, one of the most cutting edge silver alloys used in the jewelry industry today.

Jewelry Training

Programme of workshops including metal work, enamelling, hand engraving and gemstone carving.

Joe Silvera - Kelseyville, CA

Basic and advanced silversmithing classes and retreats, soldering, lost wax casting, cuttlefish casting, bezel setting and other short courses.

Kendal College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

BFA in Metals and Jewelry Design.

Krasl Art Center - Saint Joseph, MI

Wide variety of classes including silver clay, bronze clay and copper clay, jewellery making and metal working.

Lillstreet Art Center - Chicago, IL

Metal smithing, enameling and metal clay classes at all levels.

Lisa Gallagher - Lancaster, PA

Lisa runs classes in metalsmithing, chain maille, wirework and soldering. Lisa teaches in Lancaster and neighboring counties.

Mendocino Art Center - Mendocino, CA

Art Clay and silver clay classes, enameling, fabrication and silver working classes.

New Approach School - Franklin, TN

Eight and 12 week programs in bench jewelery and jewelry technician training. Also short courses in a variety of jewelry making techniques.

Nature's Creations - Wasco, IL

Silverwork classes.

Originals - San Antonio, TX

Beginners metal clay classes. Also beading, metal work and wire work classes.

Peninsula School of Art - Fish Creek, WI

Silverwork and metal working classes, enamelling for all levels.

Penland School of Crafts - Penland, North Carolina

Large selection of workshops of varying lengths and on a variety of topics.

Peters Valley Craft Center - Layton, NJ

Fine metals workshops with top tutors as well as workshops in blacksmithing, Ceramics, Fibers (Surface Design & Structure), Fine Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Woodworking and Special Topics.

Pure Silver Studio - Powell, Tennessee

Chain weaving.

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts - San Francisco, CA

Short courses and a Diploma program. Masters Symposium each April. A large range of open session short courses in jewelry making and metal smithing techniques.

Rio Grande - Albuquerque, NM

Rio Grande run a range of classes working with silver.

Sandkuhler Studio - Tiburon, CA

Large selection of jewelry making, metalwork and silversmithing classes at all levels. Some are also available as distance learning modules.

Sharilyn Miller - Idyllwild, CA

Wirework, metal work, jewellery and beading classes. Also has workshops on DVD for sale from her website.

Silvera Jewelry School - Berkeley, CA

Silver work, enameling, ring making and wax casting classes.

SJL Design - Ft Lauderdale, FL

Susan J Lewis teaches PMC, silverwork and metalsmithing classes.

Snow Farm - Williamsburg, MA

Craft school offering residential classes in a wide range of craft subjects including ceramics, glass, silver work, metal clay and more.

Studio 34 Beads - Rochester, NY

Retail bead store, no online sales. They sell beads, PMC, glass for fusing, findings and tools. Also offer classes in beading, chain maille, PMC, lampworking, fusing, metal working, polymer clay and wirework.

Terri McCarthy Studios - Grafton, Wisconsin

Traditional silver smithing classes and enamelling.

Touchstone Center for Crafts - Laurel Highlands, PA

Metal working classes, jewelry making classes, metal clay classes run throughout the year. Enamelling and some more unusual class topics are covered. Well worth having a look at.

Valley Ridge Art Studio - Muscoda, Wisconsin

Offering a range of subject areas including jewellery making and metal arts.

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts - Young Harris, GA

A wide range of classes are available at this school including silver work, glass fusing, lampworking, enamelling, PMC Certification classes with Mary Ann and Ken Devos, beading, chain making etc.

International

Cormac Cuffe - Monkstown, South of Dublin, Ireland 

Silver work and PMC classes for beginners.

Cynosure - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

PMC classes at all levels. They also run metal work and jewellery making classes.

Hacienda Mosaico - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hacienda Mosaico is an expansive, tropical and artful retreat in the beautiful beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Teachers in 2010 include Robert Dancik and Hadar Jacobson.

School of Metal Smithing - Ireland

This residential school has a full schedule of silversmithing and metal smithing classes.

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