Imagine my delight when looking through the latest issue of Making Jewellery magazine I noticed a small article on The Sussex Jewellery School. Ooh, I thought, I live in Sussex, I wonder where................ then I noticed it was in my hometown of Eastbourne! I don't believe it!
I checked out the website and contacted them to ask if they minded me doing a blog piece about them. They were quite happy, so here's a bit of info for any fellow jewellery makers in the Eastbourne area!
Classes are available in PMC (Beginners and Advanced), Resin Jewellery and from Autumn they are starting classes in enamelling on silver. They will also be running advanced courses on adding gold to PMC and making silver boxes.
Tempted? I know I am. I've wanted to learn to make PMC jewellery for a while now so was thrilled to see they ran classes in just that. Most of the classes are held at weekends from 10am to 5pm, although there are also some classes on a Monday and Friday.
They also offer one to one tuition by the hour, a kiln firing service and studio sessions where you can work on your own pieces in the studio after you've taken one of their classes.
At the moment my job clashes with the class times (bum!) but as soon as it's possible I will be booking a Beginners class in PMC. The price is £105 (correct at time of writing) which I don't think is bad for seven hours of learning something new and making up to three items of beautiful (hopefully!) jewellery. Watch this space!
Visit The Sussex Jewellery School website