Small Scale Silversmithing

Excellent technical manual from Frances Julie Whitelaw, the 5th Chair of ACJ

Small scale silversmithing techniques for jewellers




Silversmithing is an exciting and developing craft, which combines traditional techniques with contemporary design and technology. This practical book introduces the craft with a guide to the workshop and its tools, then emphasises the importance of drawing and design before explaining key techniques and showing how they can be used in clearly illustrated projects. By keeping the individual pieces small, it explains a range of skills that can be developed and combined to make more adventurous items.

• Transform silver sheets or rods into three-dimensional shapes using sinking, raising and forging techniques
• Learn to silver solder and attach handles to the rounded body of a bowl and create well-fitting seams
• Combine two or more techniques to create new pieces and experiment with your own designs
• Complete a piece and give it a professional finish and polish
• Nine projects illustrate the techniques in use and include making spoons, round boxes, hinged lids, drinker beakers and candlesticks

Buy this direct from Crowood Press for £13.59   E-Book Edition: £12.99 (incl. VAT)


F J Whitelaw has been a practising silversmith for over 25 years. She combines traditional silversmithing techniques with contemporary design to create exquisite collections of domestic silver, which may be ornamental or functional. As well as her work as a leading silversmith, Julie has taught three-dimensional design, jewellery making and small metalwork for many years.

RRP Paperback £16.99
246 x 189mm, 160 pages, 215 colour photographs
ISBN 9781785006173        e-book isbn 9781785006180