Eckart is renowned for his work in all facets of working with Silver. As an expert tutor in Silversmithing his classes will be open to beginners and advanced students who wish to become more creative in their silversmithing and creating exquisite jewellery.
All workshops will run from 9am - 4pm.
Morning Tea & Lunch will be provided.
Full details & material list will be supplied when workshop is paid in full.
Learn the fundamental techniques of Gold & Silversmithing.
Forming metal, annealing and soldering with the open flame torch, hallmarking, surface decoration - hammerwork, filing, sanding, final polishing & finishing. Get to know old, proven techniques that have been used by silversmiths for centuries!
Make your first Sterling Silver Ring.
Set your first gemstone in a Pendant or Ring. It is a lot of Fun!
Students usually make, finish and take home 2 x Silver items during the 2 days course. Work with and learn from a practising, professional Gold & Silversmith. 30 years in the Trade.
Go from a complete Beginner to someone with basic Silversmithing Skills and a good general idea what is really involved in creating Jewellery in Gold & Silver.
For students with advanced Gold & Silversmithing Skills
Improve your Gemstone setting Skills
Learn advanced, complex techniques to set various Gemstones. Step by step you get to create custom made Settings for different Gemstones. Make various Settings for facetted Gemstones, round, square / rectangular. Discover how simple it really is to set small Diamonds in a ‘hammer-setting’ style. Work with a practising Gemstone-Setter, learn about the specialised Tools of the Trade. Gain new Skills and confidently create more complex Setting styles.