FLUX 'N' FLAME JEWELLERY SCHOOL
Jewellery courses, Jewellery classes and Jewellery making weekends
Flux 'n' Flame Jewellery School is situated in the heart of Dorset countryside just 20 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Our workshop is surrounded by peaceful countryside, historic sites, lots of outdoor activities, accommodation and of course pubs!
Founded in 2003, by jewellery designers Jesa and Al Dickson, Flux 'n' Flame has grown through reputation to become one of the leading independent jewellery schools in the UK, whilst still maintaining a friendly, relaxed and fun environment in which to discover new silversmithing skills and experiment with new jewellery making techniques.
As well as teaching at Flux ’n’ Flame, Jesa and Al both work as full time professional jewellery designers and makers who exhibit and sell their work throughout the UK and abroad. Between them there is over 63 years of experience of jewellery design, metalwork and manufacture, giving them a comprehensive knowledge of the whole jewellery industry.
We are all hugely passionate about our craft and equally passionate about passing it on to others!
Flux 'n' Flame is a purpose built, professional jewellery workshop and is fully equipped with tools (although you are welcome to bring your own!)
Although the workshop is spacious we take no more than 8 students on our jewellery courses and jewellery classes to allow for a more intimate, friendly atmosphere and a superb student / teacher ratio. (on the 2 and 3 day weekend courses there will always be two tutors!!)
At Flux 'n' Flame we run Jewellery making courses from 1 day tasters to 3 day weekends as well as a 6 day summer school and regular weekly jewellery classes throughout the year. We cater for all abilities from absolute beginners to those with more experience.
Our Jewellery making Courses are as flexible as possible in their approach - we don't tell you what you have to make but instead you are guided in whatever you choose to do and receive individual tuition at a pace suited to you. So everyone works on their own projects at their own pace, which has the extra benefit of creating a fabulously diverse range of techniques within one course!
In addition to general precious jewellery making techniques covering skills such as piercing, soldering, forming, reticulation and forging, you can experiment with casting techniques, acid etching, stone setting , chain making the list is endless!!
We have a good stock of silver, gold, copper and semi-precious stones which can be purchased throughout the course.
As well as the moral and technical support we offer a bit of home comfort in the form of endless cups of tea, coffee and biscuits, and on weekend jewellery workshops a snack lunch is included in the price.