Short Courses


Melbourne Polytechnic's Silversmithing short course has been designed for participants to develop general silversmithing skills. At the end of the course, students will have raised a bowl and forged a spoon in copper, enabling the student to go on to design and make vessels and smaller pieces in precious and base metals.

Course Code: SMM003

Fees: $580.00

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This course is ideal for those wishing to explore forging and raising techniques associated with silversmithing. It will present a range of individual silversmithing subjects in response to participant interest and need. It would also be of benefit for those who have knowledge of these techniques and would like to explore them further.

The projects can be worked through by each student at their own pace.

Topics include:

  • correct use of hammers and stakes
  • cold and hot forging techniques
  • sinking and raising of vessels
  • vessel design
  • planishing and cleaning of raised vessels
  • forging and sculpting of a spoon
  • a project of choice for advanced students

At the end of the course, participants will have skills in silversmithing that will enable them to design and produce vessels, objects and other utensils in base or precious metal.

Materials: Copper for projects will be provided and all tools will be supplied. Bringing along a sketch book or visual diary would be of benefit.


For further information please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.

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