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A Jewellery School In Eastbourne?!!

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!

The Sussex Jewellery School opened in January and is situated very close to the railway station in Commercial Road, Eastbourne. The school is a mews-type premises over two floors with a 400ft studio, kitchen and common room.

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


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  2. Oooh! Sounds good to me ~ I'm not too far away and have been reading about PMC jewellery. I'd love to give it a go!

  3. Lucky! I would LOVE a jewellery school in my town. The closest ones are in London I think, which isn't too far but being in my town would be so convenient :) £105 really isn't bad at all, especially if you're going to make three items - you definitely get your money's worth! I paid about £65 for mine, which was a one-to-one session, and I came home with a pretty pendant :) You'll love it. x [sorry for rabitting on!]

  4. Great article. Lucky you , Tracy. I wish there was something like this in Manchester, but there is nothing available except basic beading classes here, so I just opened my packet of PMC and got stuck in!

  5. (Chuckling) I'm glad you think our price is fair one of my students managed to make five pieces of jewellery on the Beginnings in Silver Clay day (though she did work small - she seemed to have the never-ending packet of PMC3!). I adore teaching the classes: I'm passionate about raising standards in silver clay work! I'm happy to say that students come from far and wide, and say very nice things about their day.


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