We use the term “excellence” for a piece of jewellery, when we speak of artifacts, of objects made by hand without the aid of machines. The jewellery school Metallo Nobile follows fully in the footsteps of this tradition and of the know-how associated with it, emphasizing greatly the value of manual dexterity and technical expertise.
In our jewellery making courses, we prepare our students in the production of artifacts requiring a high level manual dexterity, using precious metals, if desired combined with other metals, with or without gems. We prepare them to create unique pieces or even limited editions, with the sole requirement that the characteristics of manual dexterity and professionalism that characterize the pieces be maintained intact. The innovative elements introduced in our programs relate to the acquisition of those drawing skills, both manual and computer-aided, which are indispensable for setting up a project with the full knowledge of the technical issues relating to the implementation process.
A passion for handwork and for metal-working techniques is essential for those who wish to enter the world of jewellery making and hands-on workshop practice is indispensable for developing technical and creative abilities. This is why the school allows students to acquire practical experience in an open studio after school hours with the support of a teaching assistant. The jewellery courses are aimed both at newcomers to this craft and at those who already have some basic knowledge and wish to acquire additional specialized techniques.
The school offers each student use of the workshop for 6 hours of open studio a week. Each student receives a complete personal kit of work tools. Lessons are held daily, mornings and afternoons, from Monday through Friday.
Open studio for students
The goal of the open studio is to offer students the opportunity to apply the techniques learned during the lessons of the jewellery making courses in an uncontrolled environment. Assistants are available to students to provide advice and to intervene in those aspects that are essential for progress in their experimentation. We consider it highly important that students feel free to experiment, to make mistakes and to find the required solutions on their own. This trains them to face not only their exams, but future job searches as well with greater self-confidence and faith in their abilities. They learn to solve problems that arise during the execution of the artifact without seeking the solution from the goldsmith master, drawing on their own skills, talents and creativity.
Jewellery making course
from design to the finished artifact