Diamond-Mounting Techniques: Box Catch

25 Mar 2020 - 13 May 2020 · 5:30PM - 8:30PM
£360 (25 Mar; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr; 6, 13 May 2020)
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Designed with more experienced jewellers in mind, this 8-week Wednesday evening course taught by highly experienced jeweller Stuart Paul will further your hand skills by producing a box catch with runners. You will not only learn how to make the type of catch that will last many years, but that is suitable for any genre you may design for.

What will I learn?

This course gives you the opportunity to develop and utilise traditional hand-making techniques including:

  • Marking Out 
  • Drilling
  • Soldering
  • Finishing

Our small class sizes (maximum of 8) mean that you will receive tailored advice that will help you strengthen your skills and improve your productivity. 

Towards the end of the course you will have the opportunity to take part in 1:1 surgeries where you can discuss any particular issues or challenges that you are facing in producing your own work.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Please bring your own hand tools
  • Protective clothing or clothing you do not mind getting dirty e.g. apron, and closed toe shoes

Who is this course designed for?

Intermediate: Some practical experience and basic understanding of the listed skill required. 

Participants should be comfortable in a workshop environment and have a good understanding of basic jewellery tools and techniques. This course is not suitable for beginners.

Who is the tutor?

With over 40 years’ experience working in the trade, Stuart Paul runs his own business Stuart Paul Jewellery and specialises in bespoke jewellery commissions, engagement and wedding rings unique to each customer, handmade at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London. He started his career working with David Thomas, then went on to work with Sarah James, Asprey and Debiers. Stuart also has over 20 years’ experience as a jewellery tutor having taught at a number of different education and training providers.