Silversmithing Three Hour Class

Next Available: Sat, 24 Mar 1:30PM
3.0 hours x 1 Weeks


Come and learn silversmithing techniques with Philip Noakes, Silversmith with 45 years experience, whose high standard of work has been recognised by The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths(London). You can make;

  • a shallow copper bowl in a class,
  • a raised  beaker in three classes.

Design and make other objects/vessels in consultation with Philip.The number of classes will be discussed and agreed between the student and Philip.

Class runs every week and you can start at any time.

Please note -This class is not a silver jewellery making class. 

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours.

What you will learn
  • Come and learn silversmithing techniques.
  • Silversmithing techniques taught including raising, forming, seaming, forging and hammering.
What you will get
  • Instruction in silversmithing processes
  • Your work

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
  • Images and ideas
What to wear

Long pants/jeans, tee shirt, closed in shoes and hair tied back. The dress code is for your safety.

Appropriate for

No experience necessary


Contemporary Metal

Vendor since 2016

We are a contemporary jewellery studio and gallery run by local jeweller Philip Noakes, who has over forty years experience in making and teaching in the industry. Philip has exhibited extensively around Australia, and makes his own work and private commisions, as well as teaching from the studio.

Contemporary Metal offers jewellers and students access to a fully equipped studio including: rolling mill, soldering and melting torches, pendant drills, vacuum casting, vulcaniser and wax injector, hydraulic press, lathe, tumbler, polisher, ultrasonic, large dapping sets and lapidary equipment.

We have benches available for hire on a casual, weekly or ongoing basis.

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06 November 2017 • Silversmithing Three Hour Class

A fantastic class in a beautiful studio with an excellent teacher. A great evening.


07 August 2017 • Silversmithing Three Hour Class

How to make a silver cuff from scraps of sterling silver.


28 July 2017 • Silversmithing Three Hour Class

Continued class in silversmithing to extend developing skills in making a beaker. I have been to several classes now and am gaining a lot of skill towards metal shaping. The teachers are very patient and guide you in your achievements. I have also taken a short jewellery making class with them over a 4 day period and this has been very rewarding. Phill the (Owner silversmith) taught me how to take my design as a basic drawing and make it into jewellery. I learnt how to solder, shape and cut intricate shapes in very small objects. I made a Necklace, Broach and a ring. I am only 17 and very pleased with the lessons with one on one instruction. I am considering becoming a silversmith/jeweller now as I am enjoying the experience of creating my own designs. Everyone I have shown my finished designs too is impressed. I can't wait till next weeks lesson it's a regular activity for dad and me now. I would recommend this to high school age who like metal work or creating art.

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