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Study Jewellery Making in London

We are offering a range of exciting new jewellery making courses where you can learn everything from how to make beads to making gorgeous items like drop earrings and rings.

We will be adding courses to this area on a regular basis, so keep checking the website.

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Jewellery Making short courses

Discounts for booking more than one course at a time

We are offering a range of discounts on our WAES 2 Create course portolio during 2019. They are:

  • Book 2 courses and get a 5% discount
  • Book 3 courses and get a 10% discount
  • Book 4 courses and get a 15% discount
  • Book more than 4 courses and get a 20% discount

These discounts are valid for bookings made from 1 June 2019 to 30 November 2019, inclusive.
The discounts are only available for purchases made in person at one of our three centres and cannot be applied to online bookings.

Contact us for details

Phone: 020 7297 7297
Email: mailto: info@waes.ac.uk
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Open day taster courses

Westminster Adult Education Service hosts three open days per year, offering opportunities for new learners to try out our courses and recieve advice and guidance on their study.

See our open days page for details of the next open day.

Contact us

For course enquiries or for further information please call our hotline number 020 7297 7297 or e-mail info@waes.ac.uk

Alternatively, please complete the form below with your contact details along with any specific course enquiries and we will be pleased to contact you with the information you require.

WAES hears how jewellery-making is a fascinating combination of design work and exacting craftsmanship in conversation with WAES jewellery-making student Jessica Ridley as she prepared to exhibit her work at Perspectives, the 2013 WAES summer arts exhibition.

 

 

How did you begin with this area of study?

I first tried out pottery about 4 years ago then migrated to jewellery as I wasn’t very good at pottery - my pots were always too heavy.

I have always loved making things with my hands - drawing, painting, sewing, cooking, felt making and soap making. WAES is my local adult learning centre so I just went along and enrolled one day.

What was your inspiration behind your featured pieces at the exhibition and how were they made?

I am always inspired by nature - especially plants and flowers and old craftsmanship. These pieces evolved from objects I saw in the V&A recently. The necklace (pictured below, top) and bracelet are made of twisted fine silver wire, and the rings (below, left) are cast from wax carvings.

How would you like to develop your skills further - what’s next for you and your art?

I would like to design and make a whole collection but need more practice to develop my skills first!
I wish I had come to jewellery-making earlier in life because it is a fascinating combination of design work and exacting craftsmanship but the more I do the more I realise I need to learn, which is really about putting in many, many hours of practice.

 

“Jewellery-making is a fascinating combination of design work and exacting craftsmanship but the more I do the more I realise I need to learn!”


     


Perspectives

Pieces from Jessica's jewellery project were featured at Perspectives, this year's WAES summer arts exhibition at the Mall galleries, SW1, from 17 to 22 June. Find out more

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