Intermediate Stone Setting
Intermediate Stone Setting
The course will be led by Master Goldsmith, Scott McIntyre. A top class craftsman with over 23 years experience in the trade, he has created amazing pieces for a wide and varied number of workshops across Scotland. A highly skilled stone setter and wax carver, he uses his intense level of training to ensure he’s at the very top of his game. A passion for the passing on of skills and heritage is deep-rooted within Scott’s working ethos. Scott uses the methods he has finely honed over time to ensure that each student leaves his department with an improved skill set and a far greater knowledge of jewellery making. He is Technical Director of the Vanilla Ink Jewellery School and Head Goldsmith.
The Intermediate Stone Setting course is for jewellers looking to wade deeper into the world of stone setting, moving on to more complex techniques. On both days there will be an in-depth and thorough look at each style. Extensive tutorials will give you an opportunity to watch a true master at work, before you turn your own hands to your new-found skills. Plenty of time and guidance is on hand, however further practice in your own surroundings is most definitely recommended.
Day 1: Flush Setting
Learn how to make and maintain a flush setting tool
Learn how to flush set and finish for a round stone
Learn how to flush set and finish for a square stone
Day 2: Pave Setting
Description of tools required for pave
Learn preparation and maintenance of tools
Learn to pave set in a straight line
Learn full pave (cluster of stones)
From attending both days consecutively, you will come away with a fantastic understanding of intermediate stone setting that will lead to the further development of your designs and technical ability. The class is limited to 8 students per class to ensure key concepts are covered and to give maximum one-to-one tuition. You will be shown all the necessary methods to harness the techniques, however please be aware that a certain amount of continual repetition will be required post class to hone the skills. Practice makes perfect!
Vanilla Ink Studios promotes and supports the jewellery sector in Scotland, with the core aim to educate, inspire and empower the industry.
We will provide all the necessary materials and tools needed. You will each have your own bench where we have access to all hand tools, but do feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable.
*PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE PURCHASING*
Please note that you need to have an excellent understanding of jewellery making. A knowledge of basic jewellery techniques is required. Skills such as soldering, filing and saw piercing are essential. Prior experience with scorpers/gravers is handy but not a dealbreaker. Good eyesight is required in order to complete this course, please ensure you bring your own glasses or optivisors. You will not be able to manage this course without them. This is for jewellers who have already completed our Basic Stone Setting or equivalent. We reserve the right to check if you have the necessary skills or refuse attendance on this course. While this may seem harsh, experience tells us that under-qualified students can be quickly left behind and affect those at a suitable level. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September
10am - 6pm
Tutor: Scott McIntyre
**please note classes may be cancelled due to lack of attendees. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled. If you can not attend the class but someone you know can take your place then please let us know ahead of the class, we can only refund the class if there is at least 3 days notice.**
Vanilla Ink Jewellery School
19 Argyle Court
The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street