Make a silver brooch

What you'll do

Make a beautiful silver brooch, with the help of an award-winning silversmith in this crafty experience. Your host Charlotte, owner of Bristol's The Silver Duck and a seriously impressive independent creator, will help you accomplish this.

To get started, Charlotte will share plenty of sample imagery and designs, to fill you with inspiration. These will guide you before you begin producing your own creation with the materials supplied.

Charlotte will talk you through the entire brooch-making process where you’ll cut, shape, and hammer your silver before it takes form. Learn how to solder on your brooch back and step by step, piece by piece, form your final creation.

This is a fantastic introduction to silversmithing and jewellery making, for anyone who has been toying with the idea. Get comfortable working with this material, using handy tools and techniques. Charlotte will guide you throughout and share all the skills you'll need to take your silversmithing to the next level.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Make a beautiful silver brooch, with the help of an award-winning silversmith in this crafty experience. Your host Charlotte, owner of Bristol's The Silver Duck and a seriously impressive independent creator, will help you accomplish this.

To get started, Charlotte will share plenty of sample imagery and designs, to fill you with inspiration. These will guide you before you begin producing your own creation with the materials supplied.

Charlotte will talk you through the entire brooch-making process where you’ll cut, shape, and hammer your silver before it takes form. Learn how to solder on your brooch back and step by step, piece by piece, form your final creation.

This is a fantastic introduction to silversmithing and jewellery making, for anyone who has been toying with the idea. Get comfortable working with this material, using handy tools and techniques. Charlotte will guide you throughout and share all the skills you'll need to take your silversmithing to the next level.

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Yuup extras

  • You will have the option to receive copies of any photographs taken during the workshop
  • You will be given a gift box to keep your brooch safe

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

My studio will be cleaned down before students arrive. Extra gloves will be provided if needed. Whilst the course is in session, it will just be me and the student together with enough space within my studio to kept adequate distance from one another. When detailed instruction is needed, masks will be worn to ensure safety.

On the day

Please come with long hair tied back. Sensible shoes (no flips flops or open toed shoes) Wear clothes that aren't overly important / special to you Please bring your own mask and gloves

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.

About The Silver Duck

For Charlotte, it all started when she was given a wire jewellery making kit as a gift. She was already interested in art and design but after creating those jewellery pieces she decided to study for her degree in silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery. Charlotte now makes her work out of her Old Market Manor studio, a space she shares with other creatives from jewellery makers to woodworkers. She's passionate about sharing her craft and giving people a glimpse of the techniques and the time it takes to work with silver. Charlotte’s aim with all her experiences is to allow people to be creative, have fun and go away with a piece they’ll be proud of.

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Your host

Charlotte Duckworth

Your host will be Charlotte, the maker behind The Silver Duck. Charlotte will guide you through the process of making your piece. Along the way she’ll be sharing techniques, inspiration and tips but always encourages people to embrace their creative side with both their design and tools. You’ll go away with your own personal piece of silver work to keep or give as a unique, one-off gift.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to The Silver Duck.

Price
£90 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.