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.

Content checked in July 2018.

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.

Annette Petch – Sheffield, UK

Silver work classes including Argentium.

Ardington School of Crafts – Nr Wantage, Oxford

Silver jewellery making and silver clay 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.

Bishopsland – Berkshire

Bishopsland is an internationally recognised, post graduate residential course, a bridge between university and professional life as a silversmith or jeweller. There is equal concentration on silversmithing skills and the professional skills needed to be able to work successfully as a self-employed maker. This integrated approach makes the course unique.

Bringsty Art Studio – Worcester, Herefordshire

Silversmithing and jewellery classes for all levels.

British Academy of Jewellery – Hatton Garden, London

The British Academy of Jewellery is quite simply, unique. A big claim, yes, but behind that claim is the very heart of its reason for existence. Founded in 1999 by a local Hatton Garden family-run business, they understand the needs of the industry because they are part of the industry. What started off as a humble workshop below a family boutique has now flourished to become a hub of learning, ideas and creativity for the UK jewellery industry. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, they work with industry, government and education partners to foster a network of support to help drive the growth of the UK jewellery industry.

Centrepunch – Dulwich, UK

All levels of traditional jewellery making and metal working classes.

Chinco Design – Hove, Sussex

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

Create Jewellery Studio – Middlesbrough

Silversmithing and jewellery making classes which are flexible to suit you with half day, evening and weekend sessions and also the option of one to one tuition. Group sizes are small for plenty of individual attention in a friendly, supportive environment.

Creatstudio – Faversham, Kent

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

File and Forge Jewellery School – Bishops Stortford

Learn to make your own jewellery with classes for beginners through to advanced students. The groups are small, with a maximum of nine students, ensuring everyone receives plenty of support and guidance.

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.

Focus Gallery – Nottingham

Focus Gallery runs the Nottingham Jewellery School downstairs so you to learn new skills and have an enjoyable day creating something totally unique and beautiful. Cake and refreshments are served during the day while you while away the hours on your new projects. These workshops are suitable for 18 years + and are held in the ground floor workshop with only stair access.

Hawkwood College – Stroud, Gloucestershire

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

Hope and Lewin – Stobo, Peeblesshire, Scotland

Jewellery and silverwork courses.

Janet Richardson – Woodley and Maidenhead, UK

Silver jewellery making classes, both termly and one day classes.

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.

Jonathan Deer – Ely, Cambridgeshire

Make some stunning jewellery by releasing your creative impulse and learn more about this incredibly fulfilling craft. Enjoy a resourceful, fun and supportive environment in the Ely studio with one-to-one tuition and small course groups (maximum 3 students), guaranteeing that you will receive specific guidance and hands-on support to build your artistic and technical skills in jewellery making.

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, metal 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 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.

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.

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.

Sara Lloyd Morris – Nr Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Silver work and jewellery making classes.

Silvar Design – Stoke on Trent

Traditional jewellery making techniques.

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.

Sue Lane – Herefordshire

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

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.

VS Jewellery School – Hatton Garden, London

Silver jewellery making classes from beginners to advanced levels.

Whitney Jewellery School – Brigg, North Lincolnshire

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

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

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.

Arrowmont – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Full range of classes and courses including metal working and jewellery making.

Art Center Manatee – Bradenton, FL

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

Atlanta Art Worx – Marietta, GA

Metalsmithing, etching and casting classes.

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.

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.

Evanston Art Center – Evanston, Il

Adult jewelry making and metal smithing classes at all levels.

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.

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.

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.

Lillstreet Art Center – Chicago, IL

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

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.

Ronda Coryell – Albuquerque, NM

Silver and Argentium jewelry making classes.

Sandkuhler Studio – Tiburon, CA

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

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.

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, 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.

In the Studio – Alicante, Spain

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

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