Chain Making Silver or gold

Link by link design and make a chain.

Mentored by

Melina Clark

Smithing with spirit

Organisation links
Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5HT
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £190Concession £160
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
What we'll do
Each student will be guided in choice of design and materials to plan a desired chain, either necklace or bracelet. We will select size shape and overall purpose of the piece, as we look at some historical designs, artistic cultural styles and influences. Each student will be make all aspects of their piece with guidance and tuition.
About your mentor
Melina Clark
Smithing with spirit
Melina is a second generation jeweller who began her journey at a young age- finding her passion for the craft, immersing herself and developing as a master of her craft. Her upbringing stimulated her, as her father’s workshop exposed her to the many facets of jewellery making, from: boxes filled with silver, tools and cupboards awaiting to be explored. As a conduit, Melina’s father showed her a world where she would later thrive Melina’s journey was one of prestige, ingenuity and hard-work. She attended Sir John Cass Faculty of Art in London- undertaking a pre-apprenticeship course in diamond mounting and allied crafts. Melina was accepted to undertake an apprenticeship with Garrard the Crown Jeweller. On top of this achievement, she was the first female apprentice to accept this position within the company. She travelled across London, visiting a variety of hidden treasured workshops and studios- learning from craftsmen who specialised in a variety of areas. Melina’s enriching experience as an apprentice truly set the foundations for her professional care With a well sculptured repertoire of skill and knowledge, Melina started to go down her own path. She started producing the organic forms and object d’art, incorporating coloured enamels, unusual gems set within elaborate opulent pieces. Melina continues to develop and strengthen her skill- she is a collaborator and visionary. Melina has cultivated an intuitive understanding of the hemisphere around her. Utilising her expertise and craftsmanship, she has burst into her own world- filled with a plethora of explosive ideas, appealing to the connection of the natural world. She is client-focused and entering their space through a piece of art is what matters most to her. Melina recognises the importance of connection; with individuals, art, the natural world and ultimately- life. Her creative methods are based on intuition- what does that mean? In it’s purest form: she works from the heart- a creative flow enters her space and she collaborates with it. “In the end, creativity is a gift to the creator, not just a gift to the audience.” (Elizabeth Gilbert: The Big Magic) I adore to observe the curious mind as the magical box of delights capture and inspire those who come play in a jewellers workshop. Fire, alchemy, and the richness of precious metals.
What’s included
Tools equipment and supplies are included. Aprons and protective ware. Each student has an amount of silver allocated for the project available to make a chain. If gold or platinum is wanted for a design choice, or in silver but over the allocated weight amount, each project can be quoted and additional material cost to be covered by the student.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Gain some knowledge in chain design
Aim 3
Milling metal to size precision
Aim 5
Soldering silver or gold use of blow pipe torch
Aim 7
Historical artistry in fine jewellery
Aim 2
Calculation of material dimensions
Aim 4
Turing, cutting of links
Aim 6
Texture and polish finning surfaces
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
InformationLow wage or per request
Ticket nameConcession
Where we'll be
Palace of Magic, Spring Hill, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5HT
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Kit

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