Thomas School Of Jewellery


    Thomas School of Jewellery Classes

    Advanced/Master Classes
    Saturday Workshop
    Training Services
    Evening Classes
    Private Tuition
    Private Group Bookings

    Due to Covid 19 previous dates for classes had to be postponed. We are delighted to be able to offer our Jewellery Taster Session again.

    We look forward to the New Year when we hope to be able to host our Weekly Evening Classes, Retail Jewellery Staff Training, Private Group bookings, Advanced Classes and our Private Tuition. 

    Evening Classes 10 Week Course:

    Starts weekly:
    Thursday TBC ; 7pm-10pm,  

    This fun evening course covers the basic techniques of making silver jewellery from traditional methods. Techniques covered include: sawing, soldering, annealing, sanding and polishing. Adding texture to metal using rolling mills, tools and resources. How to carry on making silver jewellery after the class and much more. Suitable for complete beginners and we have a maximum of 6 students per class allowing lots of one-on-one attention.   
    Course Fee: £200 + Materials
    Pre-booking essential. 

    Jewellery Taster Session:
    Saturday TBC, 10am - 1pm, 

    A taster session in designing and creating your own jewellery run by Master Goldsmith David Thomas. This fun and informative class is the perfect introduction to jewellery making and in the class you will even make your own item of jewellery. This class allows you to try out, jewellery making to see if is for you.
    Course Fee: £40 (including materials)
    Pre-booking essential. 

    Retail Jewellery Staff Training

    Retail jewellery staff training and familiarisation with technical aspects of jewellery manufacturing and services. The programme is provided by Master Goldsmith David Thomas (MA RCA) who trained at the Royal College Of Art and has over 38 years bench experience. The programme will offer: The opportunity to see first hand practical work carried out in a commercial workshop and talk with working jewellers. Recognition and characteristics of precious, semiprecious, enhanced and simulated stones. Recognition of precious alloys and non-precious metals using hallmarks and other visual identifiers. Troubleshooting issues arising during or following jewellery repairs and servicing. Familiarisation with commercial jewellery production from design (including CAD) to manufacture. With workshop demonstrations of fabrication, machining, casting, stone setting and finishing. Introduction to bespoke design, addressing customers requirements and concerns. Identifying potential problems and offering alternatives if necessary. Clear and concise communication with the maker, providing educated costing. Guidance on safely providing ‘In-House’ procedures. Cleaning and polishing etc. simple non-technical repairs. Courses can be tailored to suit specific requirements. We can accommodate up to six students, time tabled to suit including evenings and weekends. Please phone or e-mail to discuss further.

    Private Group Bookings

    If you are a small group who would like a half day for a private class, we can help. We can have a private event for up to 8 people. If you would like to do something different for a hen party, birthday or maybe even just have a group of friends who would like to do something new we would be happy to provide a private class catered to your groups needs. (Minimum 6 people).

    We also offer: Advanced classes and Private Tuition on request

    To book your place on any of our courses or workshops or for further information contact David on 0287 137 4549
    or email

    *Terms & Conditions

    A 50% deposit will secure your place on a course/class at Thomas School of Jewellery this is non-refundable, it can only be transferred if you cancel your class up to 7 days before the start date after which it cannot be transferred

    You can cancel your place on the class/course up to one week before the start date, after which any monies paid will not be refunded or cannot be transferred or exchanged.

    Thomas School of Jewellery Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed in the School and cannot be used in store or exchanged for a cash alternative.

    If you are unable to attend a class/course you must contact us to inform us. Only in the instance that we cancel will an alternative day be conducted. If a class is cancelled we aim to give students as much notice as possible.

    If a class does not have the appropriate numbers, we may cancel that class and move it to another day. In this instance any money paid will be transferred to the new class and we contact you to arrange a suitable date for the new class. If this is not suitable a full refund will be given in this instance.

    If you are unable to attend a class you must give at least 24 hours notice and a refund/exchange/transfer will not be permitted unless cancelled one week before the start date. (Note deposits will not be refunded.)

    All outstanding balances must be paid before the beginning of the course/class.

    If you wish to redeem a Thomas School of Jewellery gift voucher you must contact us, to book your space on your chosen course/class at least one week before the start date.