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Fine Jewellery Master Class - Teens

Mentored by

Melina Clark

Smithing with spirit

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

For ages: 14 - 18 years

Available tickets:
Standard £270Concession £200
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A fine jewellery making course to cover fundamental techniques and create personal works within set brief Design and research of jewellery Master of the piercing saw, to learn what is possible in this skill through fine design lattice work. Master the principles of soldering, and learn how to control the flame for fine soldering and create a unique hand made chain. Forming and texture, learn to form and shape precious metal into simple or complex curves. Practice and create various textured surface designs, as addition to a formed piece of jewellery to combine the techniques. As a complete course, to give a full spectrum of fine jewellery making skills, along with design. Each student will be given a certificate of participation and skills achieved. Basic materials are included, options to work gold or platinum are available to be priced per usage.
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.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Design process and practice
Aim 3
How to use a piercing saw
Aim 5
File cutting and shaping metal
Aim 7
Polishing and fine surface
Aim 2
Learn the tools of jewellery making
Aim 4
How to solder silver
Aim 6
Textures and patterns
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Informationlow wage or on request
Ticket nameConcession
Where we'll be
Private Road, Spring Hill, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5HT
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

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