Description

Silver jewellery making classes are held in the beautiful surrounds of the artist’s colony of Montsalvat in Melbourne, with master jeweller Jeanette Dyke. Join us and learn how to make your own silver jewellery in her professionally equipped studio. All rings shown on this page have been designed and made by the beginner students in this class – Just look at what you can make!

The Course:

  • The focus is on either creating your own ring design or copying rings similar to some which will be shown in class
  • Ideal for complete beginners with no experience necessary or intermediate level jewellers wanting to learn more in a professional working studio
  • All skills needed will be taught during the class
  • Everything is supplied; silver, copper and brass for decoration, tools, blades, emery paper, tea and coffee, super views, all within a creative environment
  • There is also an opportunity to bring in your old 18ct gold jewellery to melt down and include in your design
  • Suitable for 18yrs+

What skills you will learn:

  • Working with silver
  • Soldering
  • Drilling
  • Piercing/cutting metal
  • Filing
  • Finishing techniques
  • Measuring and preparing quantities of materials
  • Forming metal
  • Surface finishes

Any cancellation notification is required to Jeanette Dyke at least 3 weeks in advance of the class start date.  In which case a refund can be given less the weteachme fee as that is not refundable.

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Class Schedule

SATURDAYS 10am-1pm: 4th 11th 18th and 25th November 2017

SOLD OUT

Please send an email to info@jeanettedyke.com to be notified of more classes

What you will learn
  • Learn everything you need to know in order to make your own silver rings
  • Ideal for complete beginners with no experience necessary and intermediate students wanting to upskill
  • The focus is on either creating your own ring design or copying rings similar to some which will be shown in class
What you will get
  • By the end of the course you will have 1-2 finished silver rings to take home
  • You will have lots of help and personal attention as I only have 5 students maximum per class
  • List of tools suppliers and metal suppliers (my tools suppliers offer my students discount on tools purchases)
  • Course notes
  • Everything is supplied; silver, tools, blades, emery paper, tea and coffee, super views, all within a creative environment

What to bring
  • Bring reading glasses if you wear them
  • A pair of good steady hands
  • A pen and notebook
  • Tie long hair back
  • Apron
What to wear

Dont wear loose clothing such as flared sleeves or scarves and wear covered toe shoes.

Appropriate for

Suitable for 18yrs+


ABOUT YOUR CLASS

Join our jewellery making classes in the beautiful surrounds of the artist’s colony of Montsalvat in Melbourne, with master jeweller Jeanette Dyke. Learn how to make your own silver jewellery in her professionally equipped studio. Private classes are available all year round by appointment.

"You will have the benefit of over 30 years of knowledge and experience that I have to share with you. I trained in England at the Royal College of Art to Masters Degree level, also in Germany and with renowned Silversmith Richard Fox in London, making his designs for BVLGARI.  The Royal College of art is listed as No.1 the best university in the world for Art and Design; listed by QS World University Ranking.  The world class teachers that I learned from include: Michael Rowe, Richard Fox, David Watkins, Onno Boekhoudt, Marianne Forrest, Wendy Ramshaw, Hans Stofer, Cynthia Cousins and Werner Bunck.  My classes aim to provide you with great ambiance in a relaxed and inspiring environment.  I teach a maximum of 5 students at a time so you will have lots of quality attention in order to learn your new skill.  And don’t worry, I have the patience of a saint and lots of cups of tea to keep you going.  I am passionate about teaching jewellery, passing on my skills and I will personally guide you through every step of your learning experience.”  

Montsalvat Art Centre has a restaurant on site, beautiful grounds and buildings to explore, 3 public art galleries, peacocks, geese and chickens, a large carpark and public toilets.

Air Conditioned Studio

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

Born in London, Jeanette trained for 9 years as a Gold and Silversmith in England, Germany and Australia.  She is an award-winning designer jeweller whose work can be found in public and private collections worldwide, including the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Australia.  She has won many awards for her work including The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Precious Metals Bursary and The P&O Makower Precious Metals Award.

Her studies in the fine and applied arts began at South Devon Technical College, Torquay in 1987 with a one-year Art Foundation course in the visual and applied arts. The following year she enrolled at the West Surrey College of Art in Farnham, Surrey within the faculty of three-dimensional design, specialising in metalwork and jewellery (student of Prof. Ian Dumelow, Marianne Forrest and Peter Parker).  In 1989 she spent one semester of her studies at the Fachhochschule (College of Art and Design) under Prof. Elizabeth Holder in Düsseldorf, Germany.  She graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors.

Jeanette continued her studies with a Crafts Council of Great Britain awarded training grant to train with renowned silversmith Richard Fox in London.  Here she worked on Richards’s designs for BVLGARI.

In 1992 Jeanette continued her studies in jewellery and silversmithing at the Royal College of Art in London (student of Prof. David Watkins, Michael Rowe, Werner Bunck, Prof. Hans Stofer and Onno Boekhoudt). In 1993 she graduated with a Master of Arts degree.

This was followed by a master class/residential course in low relief chasing with one of the UK’s leading silversmiths Rod Kelly at the Bishopsland Educational Trust.

In 1993 Jeanette was awarded a prestigious business grant from the Craft Council to establish her own central London studio at 401½ Workshops in Battersea, London.

In 1996 Jeanette moved to Melbourne, Australia and settled on the edge of the Yarra Valley.  Here she completed a 3-year artists residency at Clifton Pugh’s Dunmoochin in Cottles Bridge.  In 2011 she moved her workshop to the renowned artists colony of Montsalvat, where she set up her studio and the Jewellery Making School and where she still works today.

Jeanette has been designing and making unique hand made jewellery for over 30 years, selling and exhibiting at leading venues and galleries throughout the world, such as The V&A, Gallery Marzee, eg etal and Studio Ingot.  She currently works to commission, supplies leading galleries and teaches silver jewellery making classes from her studio at Montsalvat Arts Centre in Melbourne.

Any cancellation notification is required to Jeanette Dyke at least 3 weeks in advance of the class and full refund or another class date will be given.

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Cheryl

12 April 2017 • Silver Ring Making Class - Beginner & Intermediate

The classes and the experience were amazing. Jeanette shared her extensive knowledge and skill with the class and tailored her advice for the individual's own project. She was helpful and very patient with her students. The equipment and facilities were well set up and safety was paramount. I would recommend the class to anyone who wants to learn something new and make a gorgeous piece of jewellery. I will be back!