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Jewellery Making For Beginners

Jewellery Making For Beginners

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Paul Wells, Angela Cork, Anastasia Young


In this introductory jewellery course you will learn simple and practical techniques. The emphasis is on developing confidence and realising the potential for making jewellery with limited access to equipment and skills. The aim is for students to produce some finished work. Students should bring an apron with them.

Topics covered include:

  • piercing
  • filing
  • soldering
  • simple fittings
  • simple finishes

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Read a student's review of this course here on the CSM Short Courses Blog.

Tutor: The tutor on this course changes depending on the course dates. Tutors’ biographies are provided below. If you need to know which tutor is teaching a specific course, please contact us at Short Course Enquiries

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Paul Wells is a jeweller whose own work makes creative use of organic forms. He teaches on the BA Jewellery course at Central Saint Martins.

Angela Cork is an established Silversmith and Jeweller who has shown work in many prestigious galleries. Her work can also be seen in Public collections including the Birmingham Museum and City Art gallery, The Goldsmith's Company Collection and The P&O Makower Collection in The National Museum of Wales.  She is a tutor at Bishopsland Workshops - a recognised residency for Jewellers and Silversmiths and her studio is based in London's Kingsgate Workshops. Angela's work can be seen at:

Anastasia Young is a practising jewellery designer and artist, and author of 'The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook' (A & C Black) and 'The Workbench Guide to Jewellery Techniques' (Thames & Hudson). She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, where she lectures on the BA Jewellery course.

To learn more about Anastasia, read her interview on the CSM Short Courses blog here.



Please bring with you to the first session:   

  • An apron  
  • Sketchbook
  • Pencils
  • An eraser
  • Sensible footwear ie. no 'open toe' sandals    
  • Hair band (if you have long hair)

Available dates