Produce spun silverware components

Business Sectors (Suites): Jewellery Manufacture, Silversmithing and Allied Trades
Developed by: Creative & Cultural Skills
Approved on: 14 Aug 2015


This standard covers the skills to produce spun components like matching hollow shapes, rolled edges and thick and thin materials using different techniques.  You will work to instructions and to use a range of hand and machine techniques and work with materials such as silver, copper and gilding metals amongst others. 

During and on completion of the spinning operations, you will check the quality of your silverware components.  Measuring equipment will be used to check the tolerances to be achieved. You will need to report any defects, seek advice on the appropriate action to rectify them, and to ensure that the finished work meets the given specification which may include timescales.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. form a range of spun items for different projects in line with industry best practice
  2. produce both large and small scale work for different projects in line with industry best practice
  3. produce spun items from a range of materials for different projects in line with industry best practice
  4. check components are dimensionally accurate, the forming is correct and there are no excessive marks visible in line with project needs
  5. seek support and guidance when problems arise in line with workplace instructions
  6. check the work for defects in line with project needs
  7. take action to rectify any defects detected in line with workplace instructions
  8. complete the work to the given specification in line with workplace instructions

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. safety precautions to be taken when producing spun silverware
  2. how to interpret drawn images and use drawing standards
  3. mathematical formulae and calculations
  4. methods of creating spun forms
  5. heat treatment techniques
  6. physical and working properties of metals
  7. tools and equipment for prescribed tasks and processes
  8. how to prepare chucks for spinning
  9. range of materials for chucks and how to select the most suitable
  10. silversmithing construction techniques
  11. how to produce basic chucks and formers
  12. who to ask for guidance and support when needed
  13. how to check finished work pieces for dimensional accuracy
  14. how to check that the spun silverware meets the needs of the specification
  15. best practice in spun silverware within chosen industry
  16. the importance of following the given specification and timescales
  17. common defects and ways to rectify these


1.         Form a range of spun items can include:

    1. matching hollow shapes
    2. rolled edges
    3. thick and thin materials

2.         Produce spun items from different materials can include:

    1. silver
    2. copper
    3. gilding metal
    4. brass
    5. nickel
    6. silver
    7. aluminium

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Indicative Review Date

14 Aug 2018





Originating Organisation

Creative & Cultural Skills

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Relevant Occupations

Design Associate Professionals, Skilled Trades NEC

SOC Code



Jewellery; design; technique; production; manufacture; spun; spin; spinning; spinner; silverware; components; component