Silver Jewellery Summer School 2024


The 2024 Silver Jewellery Summer School is a 3-day workshop for those who have previous experience working in silver and jewellery making and want to explore a number of new advanced techniques of texturing and fabrication in your exploration of jewellery design and making.

Small class size for a better learning experience.

Materials cost: tba – dependent on your selected projects and will be discussed following enrollment.

Venue: details provided on enrollment. You will be hosted at Michelle’s studio near Byron Bay, NSW.

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Expand your jewellery making skills...

Join others with an interest in silver jewellery making, and expand your skills with techniques such as organic casting, reticulation, cabochon stone-setting, intricate piercing work, and wire jig chain-making. This 3-day workshop is a 'choose your own adventure' style experience. While I will provide demonstrations and reference materials, you select which projects you are interested in pursuing and focus on those with all the support you need.

At the end of the Summer School, you can expect to have completed up to 3 intricate, advanced level projects and have samples pieces from other techniques I demonstrate.

What to bring

  • Pencil, paper and scissors
  • Any metal and stones that you have already that you will need for your selected projects
  • Your ideas, inspiration and project drawings
  • Wear closed-in shoes, no loose clothing and tie up long hair
  • Bring your own lunch
  • Students need to be healthy and fit as a degree of hand strength and steadiness are required in silversmithing.

Important information

Once your enrollment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

I will provide a list of suggested projects for you to choose from. You can also create your own project for discussion and scoping of materials. I will offer to buy all metal needed for your projects and set a cost for that in advance. You are also welcome to purchase your own metal.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrollment.

Venue: details provided on enrollment. You will be hosted at Michelle's studio near Byron Bay, NSW.