Unique to Cornwall, this Silversmithing and Jewellery course is aimed at students who wish to focus on the vocational aspects of these specialist areas.
Through problem-solving assignments you will take a creative approach in a range of craft skills, materials and technologies, developing a high level of professional competence. You have the opportunity to develop traditional craftsmanship in areas such as raising, planishing, box making, making settings and findings, setting stones as well as researching new technologies.
An emphasis will be placed on the pursuit of business acumen, allowing you to compete in the modern craft world. You will have the chance to visit jewellery centres in Birmingham, Sheffield or Hatton Garden in London as well as exploring the local resources to accumulate both contextual and technical information. You will be expected to contribute financially towards these visits and additional material costs that can be incurred during the course.