Silver can be worked to produce many exciting and unusual pieces. This activity enables scholars to develop their creative design skills and problem solving abilities in meeting the challenge of turning designs into reality. To date, the traditional techniques of shaping and joining have been taught, but the activity is evolving to include use of silver art clay, lost wax moulding and even enamelling. These new methods will increase the diversity of the finished pieces.
Scholars are able to build on their knowledge of metals and enhance it through experience with semi precious stones and gems. They can produce pieces of jewellery, cufflinks, napkin rings, letter openers and much more.
Silversmithing takes place on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Much time and patience is required to finish a piece to a high standard, with attention to the smallest details. The activity is open to boys and girls of all ages who are looking to create a masterpiece from silver. The cost of the silver will be added to the school bill.