Professional Goldsmithing Course Programme

Goldsmithing course at Wytwornia Antidotum Studio lets you acquire professional jewellery making skills. The course programme covers technical aspects and the key basics of ergonomics in jewellery design.

STUDYING PRO COURSE

Our PRO course for foreign students is available only in private tuition. The programme is divided in parts covering basic, intermediate and complex issues of goldsmithery. The whole course duration is 180 working hours consisting of practice and theory. Each of the course parts needs about 30 hours to accomplish .

Students, who want to follow PRO course programme, can do it at one stay or divide it in parts. More about the way to organize private course and fees you’d find by this link.

JEWELLERY PRO COURSE PROGRAMME

You can start our PRO course at a beginner level or higher if you already have experience in jewelry making. By acquiring the skills programmed for each part of the course, you will also be able to attend profiled courses that focus in details of selected topics.

BEGINNERS

Part 1: basic techniques, 30 hours

  • Precious metals and base metals (features, properties and function), hallmarking
  • gemstones and jewellery adornments (features, properties and function of patinas, enamels and plastics)
  • sheet metal cutting (shears, guillotine, jeweller’s saw, jeweller’s table saw); using calipers
  • sheet metal forming, annealing, finishing, drilling
  • making chain links
  • soldering, pickling
  • surface finish methods
  • round and flat band rings

Recommended complementary profiled courses: Amber, Glass Enamels


Part 2: basic techniques, 30 hours

Melting, casting, rolling mill, drawing

  • synclastic and anticlastic rings
  • patinas
  • soldering different materials
  • earring construction
  • brooch construction, ‘hollow forms’, element matching „
  • dapping  and drawing tubing

Recommended complementary profiled courses: Amber, Glass Enamels, Casting

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Term 3: advanced techniques

Advanced goldsmithing techniques:

  • inlay
  • cabochon bezel setting
  • riveting techniques

RRecommended complementary profiled courses: Amber, Glass Enamels, Casting


Part 4: advanced techniques, 30 hours

  • mass production (forming and cutting dies, hand press, preparing a model for casting)
  • use of fabrics and plastics (resins, acrylics)
  • hinges
  • cubic zirconia setting – encased

Recommended complementary profiled courses: Amber, Glass Enamels, Casting, Course in steel jewelry

ADVANCED LEVEL


Part 5: setting gemstones, 30 hours

  • advanced stonesetting techniques: prong setting, bead setting, channel setting, setting angular stones, making a crown setting

Recommended complementary profiled courses: Amber, Glass Enamels, Casting, Course in steel jewelry, Advanced Goldsmiting


Part 6: precision practice, 30 hours

Precision practice:

  • fabricating advanced clasps (bayonet clasps, box clasps, etc.)
  • constructing spring-link cufflinks
  • threading
  • optional: working with gold

Recommended complementary profiled courses: Amber, Glass Enamels, Casting, Course in steel jewelry, Advanced Goldsmiting