Mandala Medallion a personal pendant

Design and create a special intricate design

Mentored by

Melina Clark

Smithing with spirit

Organisation links
Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5HT
Chosen age group:

For ages: 16 - 99 years and adults years

Available tickets:
Standard £190/hrConcession £160/hr
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
What we'll do
We will look at designing and creating a pattern unique and meaningful to each student, either from a design in existence already or to bring something new. With a mindful approach a deeper process of connection while working on your piece for a flow in creative energy will blend a relationship to the pendant. This can be for oneself or as a gift to someone special.
About your mentor
Melina Clark
Smithing with spirit
Melina is a second generation jeweller who began her journey at a young age- finding her passion for the craft, immersing herself and developing as a master of her craft. Her upbringing stimulated her, as her father’s workshop exposed her to the many facets of jewellery making, from: boxes filled with silver, tools and cupboards awaiting to be explored. As a conduit, Melina’s father showed her a world where she would later thrive Melina’s journey was one of prestige, ingenuity and hard-work. She attended Sir John Cass Faculty of Art in London- undertaking a pre-apprenticeship course in diamond mounting and allied crafts. Melina was accepted to undertake an apprenticeship with Garrard the Crown Jeweller. On top of this achievement, she was the first female apprentice to accept this position within the company. She travelled across London, visiting a variety of hidden treasured workshops and studios- learning from craftsmen who specialised in a variety of areas. Melina’s enriching experience as an apprentice truly set the foundations for her professional care With a well sculptured repertoire of skill and knowledge, Melina started to go down her own path. She started producing the organic forms and object d’art, incorporating coloured enamels, unusual gems set within elaborate opulent pieces. Melina continues to develop and strengthen her skill- she is a collaborator and visionary. Melina has cultivated an intuitive understanding of the hemisphere around her. Utilising her expertise and craftsmanship, she has burst into her own world- filled with a plethora of explosive ideas, appealing to the connection of the natural world. She is client-focused and entering their space through a piece of art is what matters most to her. Melina recognises the importance of connection; with individuals, art, the natural world and ultimately- life. Her creative methods are based on intuition- what does that mean? In it’s purest form: she works from the heart- a creative flow enters her space and she collaborates with it. “In the end, creativity is a gift to the creator, not just a gift to the audience.” (Elizabeth Gilbert: The Big Magic) I adore to observe the curious mind as the magical box of delights capture and inspire those who come play in a jewellers workshop. Fire, alchemy, and the richness of precious metals.
What’s included
Tools equipment and protective clothing is supplied Silver is provided for each student, is gold or platinum is desired material cost can be quoted and cost covered by the student as required.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Understand the mandala process of creation
Aim 3
Practice of fine jewellery skills, cutting, piercing saw, drilling and shaping
Aim 2
Develope into the design process
Aim 4
Polishing, texturing and finishing metal surface
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
InformationLow wage or on application
Ticket nameConcession
Where we'll be
Palace of Magic, Spring Hill Farm, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5HT

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