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.
This is a daytime course running for 7 weeks with 3 hour weekly classes and a half term break.
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.
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
All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 16 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.
As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to directions to ensure you know how to use all the equipment correctly. To ensure your safety do not operate equipment you do not know how to use. Please ensure you have covered footwear and no high heels. You will need to 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.
We have introduced a few new guidelines to make sure the workshop is clean and safe for everyone to use.
It is extremely important we all follow the guidelines set out here to minimise the risk to all of us and ensure the school can remain open.