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Jewellery with Wood

Jewellery with Wood

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Sarah King


You will explore how to make contemporary sculptural jewellery pieces with silver inlay, inlaid pearls and laminating different woods. We will be shaping and decorating and there will be time to experiment from what we have learnt during the week. We will make a pendant with small silver dot inlay, a ring or pendants with silver line inlay, a ring or pendants with an inlaid pearl and a final project laminating different woods together.

Who should take this course?

Complete beginners or those with jewellery skills who wish to learn another material without needing to make large investment in new tools.

Topics covered include:

  • sawing and shaping wood for silver inlay
  • inlay of freshwater pearls
  • laminating woods
  • different methods to integrate wood into completed jewellery

There will be guided exercises that also allow for individual design input. We will look at the diverse range of jewellery by contemporary designers using wood in a huge variety of ways and information will be given on sourcing materials.

By the end of the course you should learn a variety of ways to use wood in jewellery and ideas for how to continue more projects. You will make at least 4 pieces of jewellery in wood using different decorative methods

Entry requirements: None

Level: All levels

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

Tutor Description

Sarah King is an established jeweller having sold her work through department stores such at Liberty and Barneys, New York and boutiques such as Ec one and The Cross. Since 2000 she has been experimenting with cast bioresin and these works are in public and private collections and many books on contemporary jewellery. She has taught at Birmingham School of Jewellery and London Metropolitan University. She is based in London and has a studio at Cockpit Arts.


Please bring to the first session:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Apron

Available dates