One-to-one Metalsmithing Troubleshooting / Training ONLINE
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEND SOME DEDICATED TIME CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING TOGETHER AND LEARNING NEW SKILLS?
How would you like to finish some of those pieces clogging up your workbench? Maybe you hit a technical problem that YouTube can’t help you with, you don’t have the right tools, or you just lost your motivation because you hit a barrier? If we work together solving your specific problems and troubleshooting, stalled projects will be kickstarted, blockages will be unblocked, hurdles will be leapt over, Gordian knots will be untangled…. progress!
Or would you just like to learn or develop a specific skill, or skills? How about Anticlastic/Synclastic Forming? Sinking and Raising? Asymmetric Raising? Fold-forming? Improve your Planishing? Learn from scratch or take it to the next level.
Wherever you are in your metalsmithing adventures, I can help you expand your skills, learn new techniques and enjoy your making more. No judgement if you feel you have ‘holes’ in your skillbase. There is so much to learn.
You will get:
One to one focused attention on your own work
Shortcuts to effective results so you can move forward quickly
A lot in a short time!
Focussed feedback specific to your personal work
A safe space to ask anything – there’s no such thing as a silly question
A clear plan for next steps and skills to practice
HOW WE’LL WORK TOGETHER
We’ll begin with a 20 minute call to discuss your needs, and verify that I can help you before you book, then:
A ONE-OFF 90 minute ZOOM SESSION. An hour and a half of bespoke focused training where you can ask anything, learn about whatever you want to focus on, and troubleshoot any issues that have arisen for you.
Before your session we will have discussed what you’d like to concentrate on, what you’d like help with, what you’d like to learn. We’ll meet on zoom. You can show me any pieces you have, whatever stage they are at, and we’ll work out what has happened and what to do next. Or if you want to learn something new or develop a skill, I’ll teach you from where you are. The session may include teaching videos, and/or live demos. We can exchange detailed images/short videos. I have a lot of experience working this way, both teaching and troubleshooting remotely. It’s very effective. I will send you links to short teaching videos specific to you, which you can download and keep.
At the end of this session we’ll make a clear plan of action for you to continue making progress.
PRICE FOR 90 minutes FOCUSED ON YOU AND YOUR WORK (including support resources): £180
TO BOOK YOUR SLOT or FIND OUT MORE Call me on 07789402481 or email email@example.com
Once you’ve paid, I’ll send you a link to my calendar and you can book a slot that suits you. A wide range of times are available. Any issues, do get in touch.
I have a wide range of skills, my particular strengths are Anticlastic Raising, Hammer forming, Hammer Chasing, Sinking and Raising (including Asymmetric Raising), Planishing and refining complex forms, Forging, large scale soldering and fabricating, problem solving assembly and construction, and Fold-forming.
I’ll send you useful resources specific to what you want to learn more about (no fluff, just good stuff!)
Talk to me, if I don’t have the right skills, I will probably be able to point you in the right direction to find the right help, if it’s not working with me.
IN OTHER’S WORDS:
“Amazing. You are incredibly generous with your knowledge”
“The interim support has been really crucial”
“the real depth of verbal knowledge that you’ve shared in the sessions into practical making has been really helpful”
“You’re raising up (‘scuse the pun!) your students, in confidence and in knowledge. You deep dive into the bits I need to know and you explain why I need to know it” – Nicola Lillie
FAQs – IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME IF….?
… I am a jeweller who wants to experiment with making slightly bigger objects?
Yes, if you want to learn new techniques, to scale up to sculptural wearable pieces or objects (e.g. bowls, spoons, boxes, vessels), I can help you stretch and develop your skills
… I am largely self-taught?
Yes, wherever you’re at in your adventures in silversmithing, as long as you have a basic workshop set-up, I can help you learn new skills
… I don’t have lots of tools?
Yes, you do need a torch (to anneal) and a vice (to hold tools steady) but you don’t need lots of tools. I can help you make tools simply and cheaply, and/or guide you in buying wisely and prioritising what you really need
… I am a practicing professional maker?
Yes, I can help you add you to repertoire of skills, and also find ways of working more efficiently and effectively
… I am a serious ‘hobbyist’?
Yes, if you have a passion for metalsmithing and you want to learn more, you are qualified!