Mastering the Jeweller's Saw Workshop with Joanne Tinley

2018-04-21   21st & 22nd April 10am - 5pm   37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5FY

Sawing sheet metal is one of the fundamental skills in silversmithing and jewellery making, a skill that once mastered can be used to create beautiful work with the minimum of equipment - a jeweller's saw, a bench peg and your hands. However it is also one of the skills that can also cause the most frustration with broken blades, uneven cuts and lots of filing and cleaning up afterwards!

By the end of this two day course you will be confidently sawing smooth curves and sharp distinct shapes, and filling those shapes with delicate pierced designs. Starting with a series of exercises in copper sheet, I will teach you all the tips and tricks that I use in my own work and have taught to my college students over the last seven years so that your sawing becomes smooth, confident and fluid. You will then use these skills to create your own beautiful designs in silver.

Only 5 places are available to ensure that everyone gets the help and attention they need. Under 16 year olds are welcome but will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes are included in the workshop fee, but lunch is not provided.

This masterclass can be paid for in two installments of £90 by arrangement, with the balance paid a month before the class.

Date and Venue

10am-5pm Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018 at The Sorting Office Studios, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. Full directions will be emailed.


Copper sheet for practicing is included in the workshop fee. Materials (sterling silver sheet and wire) are available for purchase on the day. The exact cost of the materials will be determined by the project or projects you choose to make.