Granulation Masterclass with Linda Lewin


11th & 12th May 2024

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1st Installment: £175.00 (non-refundable)


Granulation Masterclass with Linda Lewin

LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced

Join us for an intriguing two day masterclass in the delicate art of granulation –  a delicate, decorative technique where beads and other elements are fused to a backing surface without the use of solder. Instead, they appear to be magically held in place, without any visible attachment. It is the oldest known decorative technique for precious metals with the ancient Italian civilisation, the Etruscans, being considered as world masters.

During the Masterclass Linda Lewin will guide you through the 3-part Granulation process; making granules with charcoal blocks, copper plating, and finally the art of construction in which granules are delicately applied with a paintbrush. The great thing about granulation is it requires very little equipment however it does require skill and developing a good eye for what is happening under the flame. After demonstrations and discussion Linda will guide participants through their own experimentation and final pieces.

We advise that potential participants should only book this Masterclass if they have previous workshop experience. Participants will need to be proficient in all basic jewellery techniques (sawing, filing, forming, soldering) and be comfortable working on a very small scale. Please get in touch with us if you are unsure if this class is for you.

About Your Tutor:

Linda Lewin is a true granulation and general metal work expert! She studied at Sheffield Institute of Arts “many moons ago” and has been working as an independent artist jeweller ever since. Inspired by Giovanni Corvaja at ECA, Linda travelled to New York to learn granulation. When discussing her practice and the delicate process of granulation Linda states “The more we learn about our materials, the more we understand technique, the better we can express ourselves. We all have something to say. I love granulation because it puts me in touch with my jewellery ancestors, I feel I am sitting amongst them and learning from them.”

What to bring:

  • We’ll provide all the things you will need for your Granulation Masterclass including silver. Gold will also be available to purchase at cost price.
  • A sketch/notebook plus a pen/pencil for notes could come in handy for this workshop
  • Please bring along glasses and/or a magnifying visor if you need them
  • Wear appropriate clothing for a studio environment including closed-toe shoes. Why not order yourself a CSSJ apron to make you feel right at home in your workshop?
  • Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided. Please bring your own lidded cup.


Course Info:

Sat 11th May 10am – 4pm
Sun 12th May 11am -4.30pm

Central Scotland School of Jewellery, Craft Central, High Street, Dunblane

**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to a lack of attendees. In the unlikely event you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled*

Earrings Image: Courtesy of Linda Lewin


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