Taking an evening course in the arts or crafts can bring immense personal fulfilment, also enhancing your skills in communicating ideas, problem solving, mental focus, and dexterity.
But for me none of these gems has the allure of Alexandrite, a spectacular stone that has the ability to change colour depending on lighting conditions. Blue-green in natural daylight, this remarkable gem turns pink-purple in incandescent light. It’s a magical night and day stone, truly a gem for the romantic heart.
So if you are looking for a gift that speaks romance and adventure, look for Alexandrite, choice of the tzars!
We are excited to announce that Vicky Forrester and Barbara Yarde have been invited to travel to Kolkata to deliver these 2 specialist workshops in jewellery techniques.
Speciality courses in Keum Boo and in Etching, devised and presented by Flux Studios in conjunction with 212˚
students with no previous experience realise their own designs for a silver ring on our weekend ring making workshops. Headed by Vicky Forrester, our jewellery courses are taught by the Flux team of expert jewellers.
Elemental Jewellery – Here’s a sneak peek from the foreword of my book ‘Elemental Jewellery’, showing how I take inspiration from the elements.
In describing my own process of designing I hope that others can find parallels that help to engage with their own creative practice in new ways….
Look at these fabulous pewter pendants / medals / objects made by children and their adults at Flux Studios this weekend!
We had an invasion of robot – spacemen whose inspiration came perhaps through cloudy skies on shooting stars.
Thankfully our own earth based ghoulies in the form of skulls, skeletons, spiders and night birds were at the ready to defend us!
Abundant lady – Tree of life – Fish and Heart – Paisley yellow and blue – Lady with a think bubble – Peacock – Pirate queen – Lunch – or an angry lady? – EarthFireWaterAir dancing goddess – Eye – Pear – Spare ribs
Or make your own interpretations from these fabulous results from our last (free) two day casting course here at Flux
Reclaiming the power of the Snake Goddess, the Medusa collection combines leather and sterling silver into alluring coils that reflect the movement of the snake. Sharp points, hooks, rattling bone-like beads all combine to create edgy, powerful and seductive jewellery that can be worn in numerous ways on the body. These snaking coils can be twisted and manipulated to create unlimited sculptural and wearable forms that wrap around the hand, arm, neck, waist…all waiting to play with you.
We are of course always pleased to have feedback to help us improve on the services we provide here. I’m pleased to say that people like what we do, and we had so many good comments that I have felt a need to share them! “Lovely place.. great lunch”
“I have enjoyed learning several new metalwork techniques that have given me lots of ideas for future projects – many thanks!”
I have learned various techniques, all of which were new to me”
“I learned lots of techniques.. this has whetted my apetite”
“Very informative… for a beginner I learned a lot!”
– 12 week jewellery courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
Subjects include:- hollow forming / folding techniques / simple stone setting / casting / textures on metal
– Open workshop days for advanced students
– Great value weekend courses for local residents
– FREE 2 day workshops for locals with kids at school
– FREE family workshops for locals
Join us at the Dulwich Picture Gallery for a delightfully festive evening of high end crafts, art, great food and wine!
We are particularly excited to have our newest members Elise Goldin, Barbora Rybarova and Ilona Guest all showing their work alongside our established Flux Jewellers.
If you’re a budding jeweller with a thirst for knowledge, Vicky Forrester will be selling / signing copies of her new book, “Elemental Jewellery”.
VANGUARD COURT WINTER OPEN STUDIOS Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December 2012
It’s that lovely time of year again – crisp leaves underfoot, bright skies, long nights…..
Time to join us for our weekend of delight at Flux Studios for the Vanguard Court Winter Open Weekend.
We had some last minute cancellations on our weekend course ‘Design and make a silver ring’
If you would like to join us for a weekend of creativity email me now;
if you can give me a good reason for giving you a place for free (instead of our highly reasonable £80 or £40 all inclusive fee) you might just get your dream come true.. what’s to lose?
Elemental jewellery contains 20 projects that aim to introduce new approaches to designing and making jewellery. Using Earth, Air, Fire and Water as sources of inspiration, the step by step projects explore how these themes can provide potent undercurrents in the conceptual, material and technical development of your designs. The book also contains 4 inspirational projects from special guest contributors Imogen Belfield, Henrietta Fernandez, Nora Fok and Louise Loder.
We have 2 great weekend jewellery courses for Southwark residents, once again generously supported by Southwark Adult Learning Services.
Come and make something really special and unique!
Thanks to funding from Southwark Adult Learning Services we have more of our popular Family Workshops in jewellery making to offer the local community, and they are absolutely free! These Introductory family workshops aim to get children involved in making and enjoying their creativity. At Flux Studios we provide a supportive environment where families / children and their carers can actively engage with creative and craft processes together in the professional environment of an artist studio.
We have some very exciting jewellery workshops in specialist techniques coming up at Flux.
Here are two weekend courses coming up in the next months.
1. Sat/Sun 20/21 October – Keum Boo workshop with Barbara Yarde.
2. Sat/Sun 15/16 December – Etching Techniques for Jewellery with Becky Dockree
We are delighted to have been chosen to work with Southwark Adult Learning Services (SALS) again this year to provide a range of exciting courses for Southwark Residents.
All of the Southwark Programme courses are subsidised by between 55% and 100%.
With SALS’ support we are able to bring to you our free family workshops. We also have some weekday courses that are free if you are on a low income.
top rated jewellery courses available now at Flux Studios. New prospectus for jewelry classes and courses available at http://www.fluxstudios.org/events Enrol now. jewellery classes in casting, etching, silver jewellery. Courses suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced jewellery students.
More great Jewellery Courses at Flux Studios. We are once again offering our special weekend Jewellery courses from our well equipped South London Studios. Because of a subsidy from the local council these two day short courses and family workshops are now being sponsored for the year ahead. Our weekend courses offer great value at £80 / £40 for local residents, and weekday jewellery courses are free! Please visit the website for more details