Richard Whitehouse. Silversmith & Jeweller
Jewellery & Silversmithing classes are held at 38 South Street, Manningtree, Essex.
Classes are on Tuesday and Wednesday and
Thursday evening. Email
me for availability.
Views of students in the workshop
Classes are held at 38 South Street, Manningtree. I can accommodate four students.
I have vacancies on Wednesday
and Thursday evenings.
All class places are allocated
on a first come first serve basis.
Evening classes are from
7pm to 9pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Prices: 6 evening classes cost £90.00
Individual tuition also available please ask for availability.
Individual tuition £29.00 per hour by prior arrangement.
I can't take anyone under 18 as people below this age
are not strong enough to use the tools provided. Please
come and show me if you think otherwise.
Your tutor is Richard Whitehouse. He is a talented silversmith and jeweller who has many years of experience. He is also a qualified Further Education Teacher. He was trained at the Vittoria Street School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in Birmingham. He has worked in both Birmingham and in London, for Stuart Devlin, who was for a while, the Queen's jeweller. He now has his workshop where he makes jewellery and silverware.
not need any previous experience or tools for the
These are some of the skills you can learn:
Designing and making jewellery from scratch.
Making larger items in Silver.
Joining metals by soldering.
Finding and setting your own semi precious stones and cabochons*.
Using and understanding tools correctly. Learning about Chasing and Repoussť.
Hammering and texturing techniques.
Using fittings and findings (the small bits and pieces used in jewellery making such as clasps, hinges, clips etc.)
If you are a more advanced student, you can start at a more advanced level.
will be taught at their own level without pressure and
will be able to work at their own pace. Classes may be
mixed with beginners or more advanced students.
*A cabochon is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished smooth as opposed to faceted.
For further information please contact
phone number: 01206 390339
There is room for four students at a time, so if you would like to join a class let me know as soon as possible. Please fill in the form below and return it to me at my home address.
The choice is between daytime for those of you that want to do a full day or evening for those who have less time. Obviously, the more time you spend in the workshop, the more you will learn.
Evening classes run from 7pm until 9pm.
The courses will last for 6 weeks.
Tea and coffee is always available.
Basic materials and tools are provided. Please bring an apron with you.
If you would like to work in silver, gold or semi precious stones, you will need to buy these yourself. I will tell you where to buy them.
Please enclose payment with this form for six evening classes at £90.00
Please make cheques payable to Richard Whitehouse.
Please leave a message on my home phone 01206 390339 or my mobile number 07845 765552 if you cannot attend a class:
Download an application form. Right click to save document. Please read it carefully before filling it in. Please contact me before sending it!
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