Jewellery Classes

In 2013 my father and I together started teaching hand skill classes from our studio/workshop as we both shared a concern for traditional hand skills and techniques being lost, the very foundations of all jewellery making.  I continue happily the tradition of mentoring people once tertiary courses have been completed and on request will undertake other classes. These skills that are taught through the varied projects are designed to help build and develop the students own jewellery making practice. My fathers’ mantra throughout this working life was a willingness to help people with advice and assistance and I continue the passion and commitment by holding these ongoing and new student classes.

 

Enquires can be made to me directly.I will advertise projects, contents and sessions as they become available over the year and I will share photo’s of these jewellery projects undertaken on social media.

Our Workshop
Our Workshop

Where the jewellery is handmade

6-claw ring project samples
6-claw ring project samples

These are some of my example's for students, I have handmade for the 6-claw coronet ring project. I also provide extensive note's.

Six-claw Solitaire Engagement Ring
Six-claw Solitaire Engagement Ring

These photo's show 3 students own work they handmade. Students are instructed through the process of making the 6-claw coronet ring & have made the whole piece themselves.

Catches & Clasps.
Catches & Clasps.

These photo's show some projects completed with students. We handmade a variety of catches & clasps, ending with a bangle. Extensive note's were provided also.

Handmade Wedding Rings.
Handmade Wedding Rings.

This man approached me to secretly handmake his & his now wife's wedding rings. We started off by making one for himself in sterling silver before moving to 750 yellow gold.

The Wedding Rings
The Wedding Rings

These photo's show the completed wedding rings & some working photo's.

Work Experience.
Work Experience.

During a students' work experience, some time was spent at the jewellers' bench.

Work Experience
Work Experience

Some time during work experience was spent learning to handmake rings.

Handmade Padlock Bracelet project.
Handmade Padlock Bracelet project.

Students were taught how to handmake curbed chain, handmake a padlock design of their choice & let a stone into solid metal.

Handmade Padlock Project.
Handmade Padlock Project.

This was one of the beautiful padlock's handmade in a design of their choice.

Handmade Padlock Bracelet.
Handmade Padlock Bracelet.

Another beautiful padlock bracelet handmade by a student to their design.

Handmade Padlock Bracelet project.
Handmade Padlock Bracelet project.

Another beautiful handmade padlock bracelet handmade to a design of their choice.

Saw-piercing Project.
Saw-piercing Project.

This ring was designed & handmade by a student in a project focusing on saw-piercing.

Cocktail Ring.
Cocktail Ring.

This was the ring I handmade that became the inspiration for a project. I made many samples & provided extensive student notes.

Cocktail Ring.
Cocktail Ring.

This ring was handmade by a student.

Cocktail Ring
Cocktail Ring

This ring was handmade by a student.