Extend your knowledge and experience beyond fine silver to incorporate other materials, both new and traditional, to produce unique jewellery. Discover the creative opportunities of glass fusing and how to incorporate glass, UV resins and metal clays together to stunning effect. Learn additional setting styles for faceted gemstones and pearls or raw gem materials. The programme consists of 7 directed projects and 1 final project work and assessment divided over five days.
Sculptural & Carved Designs
Master the creation of crisp lines and accurate symmetry as well as invisible joins and effective repairs so as to produce quality, professional-looking jewellery with sharp features. Your second project involves the accurate reproduction of carved patterns, and also extended pre-finishing techniques to ensure perfection once your design is fired and polished.
Intricate Designs with Clay & Syringe Type Clay
Customised Syringe & Pearl Setting
GlassWork with Silver Clay
Work with UV Resins Combined with Silver
I’m planning to make some accessories to match my fashion design (clothing) pieces, and eventually gear it towards a fashion runway show.
- Huang V. (China)
Metal Clay and Metalsmithing are more rewarding than only seeing my pieces in CAD or paper.
- Andrea C. (Philippines)
I’ve already told several friends that the course covered very good material and I feel like it prepares us to go home and continue. Recommended!
- Saher L. (Pakistan)
Tools and materials
Like all JDMIS courses, students receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tools and reference material needed in order to immediately start producing jewellery.
And, in this course you'll also receive new tools and equipment not included in earlier courses!
Class size and safety
With only 6-8 students in a class you learn fast and expert international instructors keep you safe and ensure you stay safe as you continue to practice this ancient art by yourselt at home.
If you are creative and enjoy working with your hands, New Metal Technologies is much more accessible than you would imagine. You do not need jewellery or art experience to get started, and your classmates come from all walks of life - ensuring an enriching and enduring experience.
This course offers a practical hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have produced one or more pieces of jewellery.
NM100: Creative Silver Modelling Techniques
Next Steps (New Metal Technologies Specialisation):
NM300 - New Metal Technologies 3 - Advanced techniques with Moulds to Gold
Next Steps (Complementary Metal Arts Specialisation):
MS100: Foundation Metalwork Skills and Experience
Next Steps (Jeweller's Knowledge):
GT100 - Jewellery Trade Practices 1: Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets and/or
FT100 - Jewellery Fashion Trends 1: Epic and Contemporary Trends
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Precious Metal Arts Diploma.
1 week (Full-time), or
5 weeks (Part-time)
JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).
Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course.