Some useful for you UK based beginers.
I thought you might like to know about a DVD series that the
Goldsmiths Company has produced.This is a series of Master Class
They have now produced six so far. I can have just received my copy
of No 6 which is called an introduction to diamond setting. The ex
Cartier setter, David Basford is teaching method sof diamond setting.
If you are interested in silversmithing I can also recommend the
Master class DVD no 2, which is a lesson in hand raising given by the
master silversmith Chris Lawrence. The others in the Masterclass
seriesa Re: No 1 is Hand forging by Richard Cook. No 3 is
No 4 is Rapid prototyping. No 5 is Polishing and finishing. Each DVD
costs 15 including postage for UK customers.
If you are interested in any copies just write to the Technology &
Training department, The Worshipfull Company of Goldsmiths,
Goldsmith’s Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN. I am sure that any
overseas customers can contact the Goldsmith’s Company also, but
they may have to pay extra postage.
You can see more info on the DVDs and other training papers on the
Goldsmith’s Company website here;
I recommend anyone who has not had the advantage of watching a master
craftsman at work to check out these DVDs, I know that I learnt a lot
by watching others at work, during my long career within this trade.
Peace and good health to all
James Miller FIPG