Undergraduate Course: Jewellery and Silversmithing: Introduction 1 (LLLA07072)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
Working with precious and base metals, this course will introduce students to skills in jewellery and silversmithing. The course will incorporate the process of research and design, such as the relationship between a two dimensional design on paper and how it may be realised and developed into a three-dimensional object. Initial projects will include drawing down wire into a range of shapes to create rings leading to developing your own personal project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
- collect and research visual information to develop design ideas which can be translated into jewellery using precious metals
- use a range of technical processes including drawing down wire, saw piercing, soldering, filing, roll printing and oxidisation to manipulate precious metals into jewellery items
-use drawing and model making as a means of developing ideas to be realised as 3D wearable objects
McCreight, T.,1982, The Complete Metalsmith, Worcester MA: Davis Publications
Codina, C., 2000, Handbook of Jewellery Techniques, London: A&C Black.
De Bono, E., 2007, How to have Creative Ideas: 62 Exercises to Develop the Mind, London: Vermillion
Astfalck, J., 2005, New Directions in Jewellery, London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
Clarke, B., 2006, New Directions in Jewellery II, London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
Ebendorf, R., 2004, 1000 Rings ¿ Inspiring adornments for the hand, New York: Lark Books.
Gilhooley, D., 1997, Unclasped, London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
Rowley, S., ed., 1997, Craft & Contemporary Theory, London: Allen & Unwin
Greenhalgh, P. ed., 2002, The Persistence of Craft, London: A & C Black
Adamson, G., 2007, Thinking Through Craft, Oxford: BERG
Dormer, P. & Turner, R., 1994, The New Jewellery: Trends + Traditions Revised Edition, London: Thames and Hudson.
Dormer, P., ed., 1997, The Culture of Craft, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||ability to make effective use of jewellery making techniques
designing 3d objects
creating a visual journal or sketchbook
transforming and combining materials
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of jewellery within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400