Professional Development Courses at the Goldsmiths' Centre
The Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell is the leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths. Join our new network, Link at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, for the industry and wider design community by registering for free today. You will be amongst the first to hear about what’s on via our members’ e-newsletter; get priority tickets for in-demand short courses and specialist events; and receive exclusive benefits, including private view invitations and discounts from our café, Bench.
Link up as a member at www.goldsmiths-centre.org and discover our packed programme on offer this season:
SILVER SPEAKS: FORM
Until Fri 23 September 2016
Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm, Free
Silver Speaks celebrates the exceptional level of creativity and skill in British silversmithing today. Form is a fringe exhibition of Silver Speaks: Idea to Object at the V&A and features the work made by talented members of Contemporary British Silversmiths. Makers shine the spotlight on their different skills and techniques – exploring the diverse applications of tools and materials, from new technologies to the traditional, sculptural to functional.
INTRODUCTION TO MICRO-SETTING
Sat 10 September 2016
9.30am – 4.30pm, £199
Micro-setting applied to bespoke handmade jewellery can lead to spectacular results. Ideal for beginners, this course with highly experienced tutor Harry Forster-Stringer will help jewellers and stone setters to explore the advantages of micro-setting. Start to understand how to set up a specialist workbench, efficiently use a microscope, install GRS Air Gravers as well as prepare tools for optimum use.
CAD WORKSHOP SERIES: THE ENGAGEMENT RING
Thu 15 September 2016
6pm – 8pm, £25
Agas Harding Conference Room
In this session, Simply Rhino introduces how CAD can be used in the jewellery industry. Learn the principles of CAD through the digital construction of a crown set engagement ring, with thread and grain set shoulders. This practical workshop is suitable for beginners to CAD who have experience of the goldsmithing trade. In partnership with Simply Rhino.
ADVANCED MICRO-SETTING MASTERCLASS
Mon 19 – Fri 23 September 2016
9.30am – 4.30pm, £1,950 (incl materials)
Led by expert Optical Diamond Setter Alexander Sidorov, this Advanced Micro-Setting Masterclass is designed as a practical course for experienced jewellers or stone setters. Over five days you will learn to expand your skills and micro-set stones with absolute precision, speed and efficiency. Ideal for advanced learners.
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: CRAFT AND ARCHITECTURE
Mon 19 September 2016
6pm – 8pm, £15 (incl glass of wine)
Jewellery designers Vicky Ambery-Smith and Mary Ann Simmons discuss their unique process and collaborations which inform their sculptural work. Listen to how their work is influencing other designers and what makes great design irrespective of scale.
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: FUTURE LUXURY
Tue 20 September 2016
6pm – 8.30pm, £15
The rules of luxury are being rewritten and organisations have to adapt to emerging motivations to acquire luxury goods and services. Join The Future Laboratory as they explore how luxury products, services and brands are moving from simply demonstrating wealth and defining social position to satisfying more intellectual needs and creating unique, bespoke experiences that engage the mind, body and soul.
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: DIGITAL DISRUPTION
Wed 21 September 2016
6pm – 8.30pm, £15
The march of technology cannot be ignored and it appears that no industry is immune to digital disruption. But rather than seeing new technology and tools as a force of destruction, The Future Laboratory will explore how the blending of digital and craftsmanship; the merging of technology and materials will enhance the art of making and how we can embrace technology without losing our own humanity in the process.
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: WHOLE SYSTEM CRAFTSMANSHIP
Thu 22 September 2016
6pm – 8.30pm, £15
Venue: Exhibition Room
The idea of creating a benign, sustainable economy has failed – consumerism is now part of the environment and vice versa. We are moving towards a world in which human innovation and nature will be hybridised. As this fusion of technology and living systems continues, listen to The Future Laboratory explore how artists, designers and makers are creating work that reflects how intertwined the human, technological and natural worlds are becoming.
IPAD DRAWING SHORT COURSE
Tue 1 November 2016
9.30am – 4.30pm, £200
Venue: Creative Base
The use of iPads as an electronic sketchpad is becoming increasingly common. With so many design and drawing apps now readily available, it can be challenging identifying the right one. This course is designed to familiarise yourself with accessible apps and introduce techniques and approaches to facilitate designing and drawing on your iPad. Ideal for beginners.