Workshops

All of our wonderful workshops are held in the jewellery school below the gallery with only stair access. Each one is designed for ages 18+ unless otherwise stated. No refunds within one month of chosen workshop start date. Tea and cake will be served on all of our workshops, so let us know of any dietary requirements.

Redesign and Recreate your own Heirloom with Roseanna Croft (TWO DAY COURSE)

13th January -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Have you got some broken rings or chains or perhaps some jewellery you cannot wear anymore? Maybe you have inherited a ring you don’t like or is too worn to wear. Don’t let it gather dust in your jewellery box - come and learn how to remodel it for yourself. An exciting 2-day course on how to redesign your old jewellery and give it new life. This course is for people who have some knowledge of jewellery making as we will be using some techniques that require experience. Over the 2 consectutive Saturdays (Jan 13th and Jan 20th) you will review your old jewellery, get creative and decide on a beautiful new design. You will then go through steps such as melting down and reforming your metal, setting stones if you wish (only certain setting techniques covered). Two weeks before the course you will have a Skype conversation with Roseanna to discuss anything extra (additional costs may incurr for extra metal/stones etc). We will only be reworking silver and gold.
For more information or to book email enquiries@roseannacroftjewellery.com.

Electroforming with Hayley Priestley

27th January -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Electroforming is the process of creating a metal layer of a desired thickness onto the surface of otherwise organic items.  On this introductory day, we will discuss the chemical process and safety of electroforming, set up the electroplating system, before preparing various items to proceed with electroforming (with copper) to a suitable standard.

Various interesting items will be provided for the purpose of electroforming, however, you are invited to bring along small items of memorabilia with you, such as a child’s dummy or first shoe, a tooth, a favourite flower (which should be pre-dried).  We will aim to create jewellery with suitable items so that you have something wearable at the end of the day. 

Materials included in cost.  Refreshments provided.  Please bring your own lunch.

To book please email Hayley on hayleypriestleyjeweller@gmail.com

Enamelling on Copper with Alys Power

3rd February -
10:30am to 4:30pm

A really fun day with plenty of techniques to try your hand at, enamelling is easy and addictive. In this workshop you will learn to produce wonderful layers of colour and pattern using sifted enamel onto copper.
Create unique and decorative pieces that can be made into a pieces of wearable jewellery.

Tea and cake provided but bring your own lunch.

Wax Carving with Loree Bologna

10th February -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Join Loree on this wonderful two-part workshop into wax carving. You will need to attend both sessions to finish your piece/s of jewellery so must be available on Saturday 10th February and Saturday 24th February.
In this introductory course you will learn some of the basic wax carving skill, which will allow you to design and make at least one piece of jewellery.
You will learn how to carve, file shape and texture a piece of wax which will then be cast into the metal of your choice. There will be an additional cost for your chosen cast metal, which will be based on the weight of your piece so please take this into consideration (charges for casting will be at trade value).
The waxes will then be sent off to be cast and on the second part of the class you will learn how to finish the raw casting into a beautiful unique creation. Cake and refreshments served but please bring your own lunch.

£150 per person inclusive of both days.

For more information or to book please email info@loreebologna.com

How to Approach galleries workshop

12th February -
10:30am to 12:30pm

Join a group of like minded creatives on this workshop as we look into the do's and don't's of how to approach a gallery professionally and appropriately. What to send out when and how to get noticed in this competitive market.

Dates as follows:
Monday 12th February 2018
Monday 11th June 2018
Monday 8th October 2018

10.30-12.30 at Focus Gallery

£25 per person includes tea and cake.

Please email your expression of interest to antonia@focusgallerynottingham.com and Antonia will get back back to you with more information.

Little Gems Silver Cabochon Ring

23rd February -
10:00am to 12:30pm

Little Gems Childrens Workshops:

Enjoy spending a few hours together creating a beautiful silver gem set ring each. Use jewellery tools to create a ring silver wire, soldering to secure, hammering to texture and choosing a real gemstone to set and finish. These are for children 10 plus but if you feel your child is mature enough to handle tools then we will accept age 7 youngest as adults must be present for the workshop.
Booking required as there are only four spaces (child with adult).

Please email antonia@focusgallerynottingham.com for interest. 

Little Gems Creative Keyrings

23rd February -
1:30pm to 4:00pm

Little Gems Childrens Workshops:

Enjoy spending a few hours together creating two funky keyrings each. Use jewellery tools to create shapes, torches to colour the metals, rivets to secure, hammering to texture and fastening a ring to finish. These are for children 10 plus but if you feel your child is mature enough to handle tools then we will accept age 7 youngest as adults must be present for the workshop.
Booking required as there are only four spaces (child with adult).

Please email antonia@focusgallerynottingham.com for interest. 

Jewellery School

28th February -
10:00am to 12:30pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

This is a six week class in all things jewellery. Suitable for beginners up to more experienced makers. We'll cover all the basics of silver smithing and an introduction to jewellers tools and techniques to allow you to create your own pieces of jewellery and metal work. Working in a fully equipped jewellery studio you can try your hand at sawing, drilling, hammering, texturing, enamelling, torch soldering and fusing, finishing, polishing and more. Learn new skills or bring along your own projects to work on. Alys will be on hand to demonstrate techniques, guide and advise you.

Bookings are not available on the website at this time but please email Alys with an expression of interest. Alys@alyspower.co.uk

Jewellery School

28th February -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

This is a six week class in all things jewellery. Suitable for beginners up to more experienced makers. We'll cover all the basics of silver smithing and an introduction to jewellers tools and techniques to allow you to create your own pieces of jewellery and metal work. Working in a fully equipped jewellery studio you can try your hand at sawing, drilling, hammering, texturing, enamelling, torch soldering and fusing, finishing, polishing and more. Learn new skills or bring along your own projects to work on. Alys will be on hand to demonstrate techniques, guide and advise you.

Bookings are not available on the website at this time but please email Alys with an expression of interest. Alys@alyspower.co.uk
 

Spinner Rings with Alys Power

10th March -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Join Alys to create some lovely spinner rings. Using traditional jewellery and silver smithing techniques learn how to make these lovely wearable pieces of art in silver, copper and brass.

Bookings are not available on the website at this time but please email Alys with an expression of interest. Alys@alyspower.co.uk
  

Preparing for trade workshop

12th March -
10:30am to 12:30pm

Whether it's your first trade show or tips on making direct selling events more profitable Antonia is here to help. Learn what you need to do to prepare for an event, even down to getting your stand show ready.

Dates as follows:
Monday 12th March 2018
Monday 9th July 2018

10.30-12.30 at Focus Gallery

£25 per person includes tea and cake

Please email your expression of interest to antonia@focusgallerynottingham.com and Antonia will get back to you with more information.

Fused Glass Jewellery Taster with Stevie Davies

17th March -
10:30am to 1:30pm

An introduction to Glass Fusing techniques used to make Jewellery and unique cabochons.

After being taking through the process of cutting glass, you will enjoy layering small pieces of coloured glass with copper elements and Dichroic sparkle. You can create at least 2-4 items depending on your chosen designs and finishes. Materials included.  Pendants will hang on ribbon and earrings/studs will be finished with Sterling Silver Findings. Your work will be taken by Stevie to her studio to be fired, cleaned, finished and posted/delivered to you approximately 2 weeks after the workshop.

For more information or to book email - info@stevie-davies.co.uk

Russian Filigree Bracelet with Melody Unchained

24th March -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to the ancient art of Russian Filigree creating a bracelet.  On this workshop, you will be provided with sufficient Hallmark Quality Silver to make a stunning pendant, previous soldering experience is necessary for this workshop. Open to endless possibilities in design, Russian Filigree is a timeless art form which will always look on trend. 

Further dates are available for you to make a whole set of filigree pieces, or simply choose which item appeals to you the most. Materials included in cost, refreshments provided.  Please bring your own lunch.

Glitzy Glass Jewellery Day with Stevie Davies

31st March -
10:30am to 4:30pm

This workshop is suited for all abilities. You will go through the process of cutting and breaking sheets of glass safely before spending the day creating designs which can be finished pieces of jewellery using other techniques and materials including silver smithing, mosaic, wire wrapping and beading. Everyone loves sparkle and this workshop is perfect for making wearable art for yourself or to give as give away as gifts.

Materials are included and will enable you to make at least 4-6 items depending on your chosen designs and finishes. Items such as pendants, earrings, studs, cufflinks, brooches and rings can be made. Extra materials can be purchased to make more pieces or larger designs on the day. Your work will be taken by Stevie to her studio to be fired, cleaned, finished and posted/delivered to you approximately 2 weeks after the workshop.

For more information or to book email - info@stevie-davies.co.uk

Little Gems Silver Cabochon Ring

6th April -
10:00am to 12:30pm

Little Gems Childrens Workshops:

Enjoy spending a few hours together creating a beautiful silver gem set ring each. Use jewellery tools to create a ring silver wire, soldering to secure, hammering to texture and choosing a real gemstone to set and finish. These are for children 10 plus but if you feel your child is mature enough to handle tools then we will accept age 7 youngest as adults must be present for the workshop.
Booking required as there are only four spaces (child with adult).

Please email antonia@focusgallerynottingham.com for interest. 

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