Nottingham Gets its First Jewellery School


Focus Gallery Launch Nottingham Jewellery School

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Having joined forces with local designer-makers, the midlands based Focus Gallery has launched the Nottingham Jewellery School.  This will be the first fully equipped jewellery workshop in the city centre, a place where everyone is welcome to come and learn new techniques, brush up on existing skills and engage their creativity.  

The launch event will offer demonstrations and hour-long sessions with various tutors as well as an exciting chance to win free workshops and vouchers.

A Nottingham based school bucks the trend of jewellery training locations, as it is a vibrant, creative city that is home to many jewellers who are ready to share their skills with the public. 

The school will offer a variety of courses; from beginner’s silversmithing, to enamelling, to reworking your old gold, and making bespoke wedding rings. These can be comprised of half day or one day workshops as well as ongoing morning and evening courses. Alys Power will teach beginner’s silversmithing at the school and commented,

“The space at Nottingham Jewellery School is a great place to teach, it has a lovely, friendly atmosphere and a fantastic selection of tools and equipment.”

Val Bradley, a student on Alys’ 6-week Jewellery School course, found it perfect for beginners,

"I had never done any jewellery making before, and I found Alys to be an inspiring and instructive teacher. It was a great experience."

Rachel Helen uses the workspace to teah more experienced participants how to recycle their own gold jewellery into new pieces,

“While recycling jewellery for ethical or sentimental purposes has always been a key aspect of my work, Nottingham Jewellery School now offers the perfect space for me to teach others how to rework their own jewellery into something both meaningful and wearable.”

[Image credit: Focus Gallery]


Sarah Salmon


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