Fusion Welding Jewellery Course

excl materials
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Course Overview

This course introduces students to fusion welding through the most widely recognised form of this technique; granulation. We then move on to working with sheet, wire, tube and off cuts to create new surface textures.

We complete the course by making a piece of jewellery to your own design using your new skills.

What is fusion welding?

Fusion welding is the connecting of metals where they touch. This is achieved by heating the metals to a molten state. The presence of copper and carbon reduces the melting temperature of the metal at the contact point so it can fuse, whilst the main body of the joining pieces remain solid.

Student Ability Level

All our advanced courses are designed to further develop your skills. This course is for experienced makers only with an intermediate to advanced level of competence. If you are new to Kingham Jewellery School please contact us for a skill level assessment

Student Age Requirements

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

The minimum age for students attending group bookings is school year 11, 15-16 years of age provided they are accompanied by fee paying adults. We do not offer group bookings solely for under 18’s.

Course Start Dates

We update the schedule every 3 months, usually around half term once we have an idea of how many current students wish to continue into the following term. This helps us plan which courses we can run. If you don’t see any dates listed below it’s because there’s nothing in the schedule yet. The best way to find out when courses are updated is to subscribe to our newsletter.

Fri 30 Sep 2022
10.00am – 1.00pm
7 weekly classes
The start date for this course has already passed

Course Materials

Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.

This is a great course for using scrap silver.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;

  • Please listen to directions from your tutor to ensure you know how to use all the equipment safely and correctly.
  • Do not operate equipment you do not know how to use.
  • Covered footwear is required and absolutely no high heels.
  • Tie back long hair when using motorised equipment.
  • Please respect others and don’t interrupt students who are soldering, using the drill or any other equipment that could create a safety concern if the operator is distracted.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Please leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own apron, to protect your clothes.
  • Packed lunches are recommended if your class runs for a full day.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You feel unwell.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.

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