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Nottingham Jewellery School.

    Sharing knowledge, skills and creativity.

Location

Where is Nottingham Jewellery School?

We are based in Unit 28 on the second floor of the Hartley Business Centre, just off Haydn Road in Sherwood. Nottingham.

How do I get there?

Coming by car

Use the postcode NG5 1DX for your satnav. We are based in Block D of the Hartley Business Centre, access is via Ellesmere Crescent, just off Haydn Road. Park towards the end of the crescent by the cliff face.

Coming by bus

From Nottingham city centre, take any brown line bus, number 15, 16 or 17, from the Milton Street stop (outside Waitrose) to the Teesdale Road stop (just after Tesco). When you get off the bus, walk down towards the junction and turn left. Ellesmere Crescent is the first turn on the left.  Just after the Potters House Church, opposite Nottingham Free School.

Is there parking?

There is plenty of free onsite parking on the business park. There are lots of other businesses who's customers also use the car park so it can get busy but you can park anywhere. There is also free on street parking a 3 minute walk away.

Is there disabled access?

 

Tools and Equipment

What tools and equipment do you have?

The workshop is fully equipped with all the hand tools and workspace you would expect in a jewellers studio. We also have rolling mills, pillar drill, pendant drills and micromotors, bench shear, ring stretcher, hydraulic press, magnetic polisher and buffing machines. We use hand held butane torches for most classes but also have a micro-flame hydrogen torch for jobs that require more heat.

There is a dedicated bench space for each student with adjustable chair, bench skin and individual basic tool kit.

 

What tools can I use?

You'll be able to use all the tools required to complete your class. You'll be fully inducted on all necessary tools and equipment and supervised throughout.

Can I bring my own tools?

You are welcome to bring your own tools. Please make sure they are clearly labelled.

Can I buy tools to take home with me?

We have a small tool shop at Nottingham Jewellery School. We sell a range of hand tools and consumables.

Tools and Equipment

Booking your place

How do I book?

All bookings are taken through the website. Visit the online listing for the class you want to attend and click buy now. 

What payment methods can I use?

We take payments online via credit / debit card and through PayPal.

Can I split my payment?

Pay with PayPal and choose the pay in three option. This splits your course fee into three payments. This option is provided by PayPal and your payment agreement is with them. 

I can't pay yet - can I reserve a place without payment?

Your place is only booked and secured once payment has been made. We can't hold places for more then 24 hours without payment.  

 

I've booked a place - what happens next?

Once you have placed your booking you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you paid with PayPal you'll also receive a receipt email from them. When you booking is processed you'll get another email from us confirming your place and with a copy of your paid invoice attached. You'll then receive a welcome email from us a couple of days before the class or course begins with all the last minute information. Please make sure you use the correct email address when placing your booking and add nottinghamjewelleryschool@gmail.com to your safe senders list so our emails don't end up in your spam folder. 

Who are the classes suitable for?

Classes are suitable for those aged 16 and above unless otherwise stated in the class listing.  Our workshop is an inclusive space and we aim to support everybody in making jewellery. We work with students who have wide range of abilities, experiences, needs and aspirations. 

Can I get a qualification?

We don't currently offer qualifications but we do support students who are working towards qualifications at other places. 

How many people will be in each class?

It depends on the class. Most open classes are 6, 8 r 10 people. For group bookings we can accommodate up to 12 people. 

How much are classes?

Class prices vary - see individual listings for details.

Coming to class

When are classes held?

Six week course are on week days, one day classes are usually Saturdays. One to one sessions and group bookings can be weekdays, evenings or weekends. 

What classes do you offer?

What will I learn?

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What refreshments are served at each class?

I have allergies / dietary requirements - can you accommodate this?

Can I bring my own food & drink?

Can you provide lunch?

Group and Party bookings.

How do I book a group workshop?

   Visit the group booking page to see the current classes we offer and use the contact form or email us on nottinghamjewelleryschool@gmail.com.

 

How long does a group workshop last?

   We offer half day and full day options. A half day session is 2.5 - 3 hours and can be morning, afternoon or evening. A full day session is 5 -5.5 hours and usually runs 10.30 - 4.00

How much is a group workshop?

   Half day sessions start at £45 per person. Full day sessions start at £85 per person. See individual workshop options for details. 

Who is the workshop suitable for?

  Workshops are suitable for levels of experience and ability. Our workshops are intended for adults. We can accommodate over 14s in our group workshops providing a parent or guardian is present throughout as a paying participant. There must be a responsible adult for each under 18 attending.

What is included?

  The price includes all tools, equipment, materials and tuition for the workshop as well as tea, coffee and cake throughout the day.

Can you provide a meal? 

   We can provide a catered meal on the day. We offer a lunch or afternoon tea and work with local, independent delis and restaurants to have food freshly delivered for your visit. Prices start from £10 per person. You are welcome to arrange your own catering for your workshop by arrangement.

Can I dress the room for a special event?

  If you are organising your group class a special celebration or gathering we can arrange for you to have access to dress and prepare the room prior to your workshop. There may be an additional charge for this. 

Can we drink alcohol in the class?

    We don't allow alcohol during the workshop but you are welcome to celebrate with a glass of something special at the end of you session.

Health & Safety

s jewellery making safe?

What should I wear to a class?

What chemicals are used?

What personal protective equipment is provided?

Can I bring my own personal protective equipment?

One to one tuition.

How do I book a one to one session?

   Visit the one to one tuition page and send us an enquiry or email us on nottinghamjewelleryschool@gmail.com

What will I learn?

  One to one sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs. The content varies according to what it is you want to learn.

Who teaches one to one sessions?

   One to one sessions are taught by our professional jewellery tutors. You can book your session with a particular tutor or we will match up

Is a one to one workshop suitable for me?

  One to one sessions are suitable for all ability levels. One to ones sessions are suitable for adults. Sessions can be booked for 14 - 18s if a parent or guardian is present throughout the session.

How long can I book for?

  You can book for as long or short a session as you like. Sessions are booked in blocks of one hour. We recommend a session of between two and four hours at a time. You can book a series of sessions.

How much is a one to one session?

  One to one sessions start at £35 per hour.

Whats included?

   The hourly rate includes tuition and access to the workshop. Please bring your own materials or buy them on the day from your tutor.

Jewellery Tutors

Who teaches the classes?

Can I hire the space for my own classes?

I'm a jewellery tutor - can I get involved?

Gift Vouchers

Can I buy a voucher for a specific class or course?

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