Whether you’re an art lover looking for a new hobby, or a young design graduate looking to further your career in the industry, we have a course suitable for you. With a hands on approach to learning, our courses allow students to explore a wide variety of jewellery making techniques, catering to both the complete beginner and to the professional jeweller.
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:
Thursday TBC ; 7pm-10pm,
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
Jewellery Taster Session:
Saturday TBC, 10am - 1pm,
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)
Retail Jewellery Staff Training
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
Private Group Bookings
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Terms & Conditions
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.
School of Jewellery Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed in the School
and cannot be used in store or exchanged for a cash alternative.
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.
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.
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.