Technical Skills Development
As part of the bursary Cerys completed some practical training, to this point she had only ever worked by manipulating wire for her jewellery. Below are some of the techniques she learned and is continuing to practice and hone them.
Silver Jewellery Making Workshop
East Neuk Studio, St Andrews
The first class Cerys took was an all day intensive silver jewellery making class where she learned how to saw, solder, form and texture silver, then applied these techniques to make a set of jewellery simple hammered rings, earrings and a pendant.
with Jackie Bell
Stone setting was always something Cerys wanted to try out from the beginning. She did a one to one beginners course with Jackie Bell in her studio in Coburg House where she tried out rub over settings with gemstones.
Perspex & Silver Pendant Workshop with Barbara Spence at Elements
Elements Festival of Silver and Gold in Edinburgh is an annual event that runs a series of workshops along side the exhibition. Cerys joined the riveting workshop which is a technique used to cold join materials together. They designed pendants and used silver shapes to join the pieces together.
Eco Metal Masterclass – Recycling Precious Metals
Central Scotland School Of Jewellery
Keen to work out how to recycle her scrap materials Cerys joined a workshop in Dunblane at CSSJ where she melted down her silver scrap using various techniques such as sand casting, melting and pouring into water.