This week I have signed up to do a Creative Self Development course in Engraving at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham. It will start at the end of the month and I’m really looking forward to it. It’ll be great to spend some time around other jewellers again (it can be a little lonely working from home!) and I’ve never studied there before so it will be interesting to see what it is like close up!
So far my engraving is fairly simple which I guess isn’t surprising since I’ve basically had to try to figure out how to do it on my own, so I’m really looking forward to having some guidance on how to create a wider range of effects. It’s been frustrating because I can sort of see in my mind how I could create a more lively surface under my enamels but I don’t know how to physically do it. Hopefully this course will help me get closer to that and I can move towards that vision in my head!