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.
Tea and cake will be served on all of our workshops, so let us know of any dietary requirements.
You can book with our tutors, or the gallery, in person or by phone on 0115 837 5570.
No refunds within one month of chosen workshop start date. 

For wedding ring workshops please click here.

How to Approach galleries workshop

11th June -
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.

Jewellery School

13th June -
10:00am to 12:30pm

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

13th June -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

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
 

Ceramic Jewellery With Sarah Burton

16th June -
10:30am to 12:30pm

Design, make and decorate up to 6 pieces of ceramic Jewellery. Suitable for beginner and experienced potters, join Nottingham based studio potter Sarah Burton in a relaxed and creative atmosphere to make your own design of ceramic jewellery. Sarah will show you how to make a variety of different shapes of necklaces and brooches using a series of cutters and templates. You can decorate your creations with different textures and paint them with underglazes on the day. Your necklaces/brooches will then be glazed with a transparent glaze and fired ready for you to collect from the Focus Gallery a few weeks later. Bring with you any design ideas you may have for necklaces and/or brooches?  Think about textures and colours and look around your day to day environment for inspiration. Alternatively get ideas on the day from the ‘Bits and Bobs Box’ that Sarah will bring along to inspire your creativity.

For more information contact Sarah on email sarahburtonpottery@gmail.com or ring 07905946125

ceramic tiles with sarah burton

16th June -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Design, make and decorate up to two decorative ceramic tiles. Suitable for beginner and experienced potters, join Nottingham based studio potter Sarah Burton in a relaxed and creative atmosphere to make your own design of tiles. Sarah will show you how to roll out a slab of clay, cut out your tiles and decorate them with different textures and paint them with underglazes. Your tiles will then be glazed with a transparent glaze and fired ready for you to collect from the Focus Gallery a few weeks later. Bring with you any design ideas you may have –   alternatively get ideas on the day from the ‘Bits and Bobs Box’ that Sarah will bring along to inspire your creativity.  The tiles can be used as teapot stands, coasters, wall hangings, house number, children’s bedroom door name tile…… and lots more.

For more information email sarahburtonpottery@gmail.com

Textured Jewellery with Helen Domleo

23rd June -
10:30am to 4:30pm

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those wanting to learn a new skill. Come and learn how to create different textured surfaces by using a rolling mill, different types of hammers, stamps and punches as well as doing some doming and curving to make your pieces more dynamic. You will be provided with copper to experiment with different techniques. Once you have explored the options you will have the opportunity to make earrings, pendants, rings or even a bangle in silver or copper. We will also look at how to produce landscapes and pictures with textures.
All tools and copper will be provided for you to master these techniques, silver will be available at cost if you wish to make your designs in silver.

To book please email Helen on hdomleo@yahoo.com or Antonia on info@focusgallerynottingham.com
 

Charm Pendants with Alys Power

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

Make a sterling silver charm style necklace made up of multiple small elements on a stering silver chain or leather cord. The number of charms per necklace is only limited by time and your design theme. Spend the day in the professional jewellery workshops at Nottingham Jewellery School and learn to make up to six different types of silver, gemstone, vintage and beaded charms to combine into one beautiful and personal piece. We'll start the day by exploring different tools and techniques and explore design themes and ideas to bring your piece together. Create something absolutely unique. 

Preparing for trade workshop

9th July -
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.

Three Rings in a Day with Alys Power

21st July -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Spend a day in the wonderful workshops at Focus Gallery in Nottingham and go home with three sterling silver hand made rings.

We will explore silver smithing techniques such as piercing, soldering, stamping and texturing to create three different designs.

Great for beginners or more experienced makers.

All tools and materials are included and if you want to make more than three pieces more silver will be available to purchase on the day or bring along your own.

 

Electroforming with Hayley Priestley

28th July -
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.

£80 per person

For more information please email Hayley on hayleypriestleyjeweller@gmail.com

From Branding to selling workshop

13th August -
10:30am to 12:30pm

Make sure your brand is all about you.
In this workshop we'll go over ideas to make your brand stand out. Branding should be consistent and coherent as well as being true to you and your products and Antonia will explain how.

Dates as follows:
Monday 9th April 2018
Monday 13th August 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.

Wire Wrapping With Angela Askins

18th August -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Come and spend a day making beautiful wire wrapped jewellery with Angela Askins at the Nottingham Jewellery School.
In this first wire wrapping workshop you will learn how to handle the materials and wire, make simple shapes, attach beads and leave with a completed pair of earings and a bangle. You will be using copper, silver plated and brass wire. All equipment, wire and beads is provided but if sterling silver is required this will be at extra cost. Refreshments are provided during the day, please tell the school or tutor of any dietary requirements. 

For more information or to book please contact Nottingham Jewellery School on info@focusgallerynottingham.com.

Wax Carving with Loree Bologna

8th September -
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 8th September and Saturday 29th September.
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 or pop into Focus Gallery.

Jewellery School

12th September -
10:00am to 12:30pm

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

12th September -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

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

 

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