The month... we started back at The Smiddy for 2019

Hello everyone!

We have some good news to share with you in our blog this week, not only are we progressing with our collaboration with Craft Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland with the ‘Meet Your Maker’ program, but have also secured funding to launch 4 x 4 week jewellery/silversmithing courses for 16-25 year old’s in Banff - and for free!

The students taking part in the Meet Your Maker project are coming to the end of their time with silversmith Megan, and will now spend the next two months with Naomi McIntosh and David Powell to learn further creative skills.

We are so impressed by the work that the students have been working on (age range 14-17) at The Smiddy.

Saw piercing sterling silver vessel by Banff Academy student.

Saw piercing sterling silver vessel by Banff Academy student.

Our ‘Make in Metal’ courses for young people in the Banff area will launch next week starting with introduction to silversmithing where the students will learn to create both a silver spoon and a small silver bowl under the instruction of our silver. These courses aim to work with young people who want to gain a new skill and some experience working in a silversmithing workshop in a friendly and welcoming environment.

We still have space in our ‘Wax carving’ and ‘Casting in Metal’ courses which start in April/May, so if you know anyone who this would be suitable for please share…

https://www.vanillainkthesmiddy.co.uk/social-enterprise-work/

These courses will involve 4 weeks of coming to The Smiddy for one evening a week and immersing yourself in a creative and fun environment. The courses include:

  • Introduction to Jewellery making

  • Introduction to Silversmithing

  • Wax Carving

  • Casting in Metal

More information on each class can be found online.

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We have also introduced a new jewellery taster session for 2019 - make a silver spinner ring. We hosted our first class a couple of weeks ago and it was a fantastic success. Have a look at these beautiful rings that were made at The Smiddy in 4 hours!

Next class is Saturday March 9th!

Next class is Saturday March 9th!