• Improver
  • 1 day

Recycling Scrap Silver Workshop

  • £75
  • excl materials
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recycling scrap silver in the workshop
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • Materials
  • Ability Level
  • Safety

Course Overview

In our recycling scrap silver workshop you will learn how to turn your off cuts of silver sheet and wire into usable pieces of metal. This workshop is for recycling ‘clean scrap’, for instance sheet and wire offcuts commonly accumulated by jewellers and silversmiths.

The first part of this class will discuss silver alloys, how these are created and what these alloys are used for.

We’ll then move onto demonstrations of how to prepare metal for melting, melting metal and creating a piece that can be worked into sheet or wire.

Following demonstrations students will be able to melt down their own scrap and form sheet and wire ready to start working on a piece of jewellery.

Please note: This course is for clean scrap which are the cut offs and waste from the making process. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Course Schedule

Our one day courses generally run throughout the year on a weekend and week days during the summer holidays.

Course Materials

Please bring clean scrap.

Course Ability

Suitable for intermediate levels students who have accumulated scrap silver.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to direction 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.

Special arrangements for Covid-19

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 use and ensure the school remains open.

Please ensure the following

  • Hand washing or sanitising on arrival and throughout your class when necessary.
  • Please wear a face mask in line with current government guidance.
  • Keep all sanitiser sprays and pumps out of the way of naked flames.
  • Clean all shared equipment immediately after use.
  • At the end of your session clean all individual equipment, clean out your skin, (leather under bench), of metal, blades and plastic and wipe down your chair.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own mask
  • Your own apron
  • Your own eye protection for drilling and polishing

And finally, no kitchen sorry! This means no refreshments or crockery can be offered at the moment, please feel free to bring your own mug, flask of tea, coffee, water etc.

  • What will I learn?

  • About metal alloys
  • How to prepare metal for melting
  • About melting  into workable metal
  • How to form into sheet and wire
  • How to use a rolling mill
  • How to use a draw bench

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Bookings for this course are temporarily offline until government health & safety rules are relaxed. We’ll be back online as soon as possible.

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