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Jewellery: Cuttlefish Casting, Fly Press, Fold-Forming and Stone Setting

Short Course - Intermediate Option 1
Jewellery: Option 1 Cuttlefish Casting, Fly Press, Fold-Forming and Stone Setting

This Jewellery degree will allow you to explore the plasticity of metal by moving, stretching, stamping, texturing or forming.

This jewellery course will offer an opportunity to learn and develop an intermediate level of casting, fold forming, fly press and stone setting.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

Term One:
To be confirmed
Term Two:
To be confirmed

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
1.00pm - 4.00pm

You will experience both the delicate operation of repeatedly forging, annealing and unfolding metal to create fold-forming investigations and will also discover the more heavy duty possibilities of the fly press to punch, coin, bend, slot, tube end form, dimple or edge fold small scale jewellery pieces.

This course also gives an introduction to stone setting and the technique of using the shell of a cuttlefish to cast jewellery.



The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

You are encouraged to keep a visual diary which reflects your personal practice, individual interests and the work of other designers. You will be able to build on your knowledge and understanding of the design process through discussion and studio based practice, culminating in a personalised project.

Methods of delivery include: class talks, demonstrations, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice.

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills.

You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.


This course is not formally assessed.



Academic Support

Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty.

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.


This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Jewellery course or who have equivalent experience. Students must have existing knowledge and practice of working in the jewellery workshop.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.

  • Course fee: £390

Materials & Equipment

All hand tools, polishing soldering and etching equipment will be provided.

Metals Provided: Copper and pewter and a strip of fine silver bezel suitable for one stone setting. Silver must be purchased by the student.

Details on the materials required for your course:


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

ID Cards

Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s Art Shop. Find out more:  

Gray's Art Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each term to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Email the Gray's Short Course Team

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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