Jewellery, Glassworking & 3D Design

Jewellery, Glassworking & 3D Design

Year 10

If you’ve always wanted to work with a range of materials including glass, precious metals and ceramics to design and create original jewellery, fused glass artworks and three-dimensional objects then this is the course for you.

Students will develop a unique skill set working with handmade glass, learning fusing, slumping and glass bead making (lampworking) processes. They will also work with base and precious metals to construct objects from their own original designs using cutting, forming, casting, soldering, enameling, sandblasting, engraving and polishing processes with professional equipment in a custom built studio. Students are taught to work safely and sustainably in a studio environment.

Jewellery and 3 Dimensional Design is a subject suited to both male and female students as each project retains sufficient flexibility in design to cater to the interests of all participants.

Examples of projects undertaken by the students may include:

  • Silver chain bracelets
  • Rings
  • Bangles
  • Metal casting
  • Enameling
  • Fusing and slumping glass bowls and plates
  • Glass bead making (lampworking)
  • Creating 3 Dimensional sculptures using glass, metal and ceramic components
  • Creating images in glass including sandblasting, photographic decals and screen printing


All students completing this course through the Technology, Innovation, Design and Enterprise learning area (TIDE) will be engaged in an exciting, not for profit initiative, creating fused glass artworks and other hand crafted objects for the Prendiville Gallery and wider community. The students will be sourcing materials, consulting with clients, working on designs for packaging and presentation and collaborating with younger students engaged in TIDE courses. In addition to creating original works in class, student will be encouraged to be generous with their personal time through volunteering to work outside allocated class hours.

Work completed outside of allocated class time can count toward Service Learning hours.

Pathway: This course leads to a Certificate III in Design Fundamentals or students may choose the FLEXed pathway.

Prerequisite: Nil