Technical Drawing: Communicate effectively with manufacturers and CAD designers

27 Jun 2023 - 29 Jun 2023 · 9:30am - 4:00pm
£339 (8 places)
Design Space, The Goldsmiths' Centre, EC1M 5AD
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Are you experiencing difficulties communicating your jewellery design ideas to your CAD designer or manufacturer? Have you ever found that your ideas were not executed the way you expected? This common problem can be easily avoided . In this short course, jeweller and CAD designer Jasmin Karger will show you how to improve your production process by optimising your communication with manufacturers and CAD designers.

Working with the most globally used technical drawing technique, Jasmin will demonstrate how to save time and cost by organising your workflow and expanding your communication tools to match the information needed to produce great pieces. She will help you to use orthographic projection – the means of representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions – to communicate your ideas, even if you have no prior background in illustration.

How will this course help my practice?

Delivered in person at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, this course will help you to:

  • Clearly visualise and communicate a design idea to manufacturing companies. This is one of the most fundamental skills required by jewellery designers.
  • work collaboratively with your CAD designer or manufacturer during meetings and efficiently communicate the right information then and there.
  • Improve the production process for your practice, build trust and speed up back-and-forth communication, cutting down on administration time and associated costs.
  • Combine all the necessary information for the execution of your design by learning how to technically draw different types of shanks, settings and gemstones.

What does the course cover?

  • The basics of orthographic projections, including common bands, shanks, settings and gemstones.
  • The basics of CAD and Rapid prototyping, so you can understand the need of your manufacturer.
  • Tools for efficient communication, including common mistakes and misunderstandings.
  • The correct trade names, manufacturing standards and minimums, so you speak the same language.
  • How to organise your orders and supply the correct information (and the same on time and cost).
  • Troubleshooting.

Our small class sizes offer you the chance to get group tuition as well as individual guidance on a 1:1 basis with your tutor, allowing you to receive tailored advice to deepen your knowledge and understanding of technical drawing and manufacturing solutions.

You will be provided with:

  • All tools and materials for technical drawing

Who is this course designed for?

Beginners and intermediate: Some basic practical experience or understanding of the listed skill is required.

In order to benefit most from this course, participants should have some experience in jewellery design and some ideas they would like to experiment with.

Can I receive financial support to access this course?

We believe that talent should not be held back. Here at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, we are open, accessible and inclusive to all. Our Access Grants help anyone to build thriving creative careers, supporting jewellers, silversmiths and allied industry practitioners to access our training courses for free.

If you need help to cover fees for our business and technical skills short courses, please apply for one of our Access Grants. To find out more and read our application criteria, click here:

The Access Grants are delivered by the Goldsmiths' Centre and funded by the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity.

Who is the tutor?

Jasmin Karger, G.G., is a certified CAD/3D-printing educator and traditional goldsmith trained in Germany.

In 2003, Jasmin relocated to London where she had the opportunity to work for well-known contemporary jewellery artists like Jacqueline Mina and Wendy Ramshaw. 

Her design and craft skills were quickly recognised and Jasmin became involved in developing collections for the retail market.

Due to her formal training as a goldsmith, she embraces traditional skills, but her affinity to innovative technologies enables Jasmin to explore indefinite design possibilities. Recognition of her ability to combine original designs using new industry technology resulted in her receiving several awards from Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council.