The students really enjoyed this opportunity to put their jewellery making skills into action. I enjoyed seeing how they engaged with our visitors,. There was a real sense of passion for our craft – the challenging, problem-solving, pleasure-giving journey it takes us on – and a sense too of real community.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the Flux Open Studios events for Camberwell Arts Festival 2016. We love to celebrate the achievements of the people who come to Flux Jewellery School, and to broaden our community of creatives in South London.
New jewellery courses for April – Learn how to set stones, explore new ways to work with wax as a modelling material for lost wax casting, make amazing organic 3D wearable forms using Charles Lewton-Brain’s fold forming techniques.
Through his TRA Peter successfully applied for grants that are made available to run social events for residents. If you are involved in your local TRA and would like to know more about partnering with us please get in touch
Soldering tips for jewellers: the first step to soldering success is in understanding the principles: Soldering skills will of course improve after long hot hours at the bench, but to really demystify the process you need to understand the science behind it so you can create a true recipe for success. Till you understand your result you’ve got to keep asking ‘Why does this happen?’
Your jewellery design might look great on paper, but turning it from idea to reality can be a tricky business. if you need that extra input to see how to create triumph from near disaster remember we are here at Flux, ever ready to feed your creative soul! Jewellery courses at Flux Jewellery School
Exhibition – Made to Wear..Original contemporary jewellery by Vicky Forrester – I’m currently preparing for my exhibition Made To Wear, where I will be showing a range of jewellery pieces, classic and new. Come and visit me!
As well as providing a sumptuous visual experience of the creative arts, this website captures the vibrance of the people behind the works, exposing their thoughts and motivations, and a snapshot of their inner workings.
When casting silver into a delft clay mould you have to be open to all manner of success; opening the mould is always a breath-holding moment!
There wasn’t much time for taking photos this week – but the Tuesday highlight goes to Lynn, who successfully cast a silver ring with a quartz inclusion
The letter element that is included in our traditional UK hallmark tells you the year in which a piece of precious jewellery was made and submitted for assay. Each year this letter changes; we progress through the alphabet year on year (omitting the letter j) – with a change in font and/or the stamp shape at the end of the 23 year cycle. Thus 2014 is distinguishable from the hallmark of 1989 by the letter being in lower case as well as by the sharp modernity of the font.
Learn how to design and make your own silver jewellery – let us show you how to set semi-precious stones….Make an elaborate sterling silver cocktail ring – explore ways to shape and form sheet metal, and extend your soldering skills….Develop more advanced approaches to casting techniques for jewellery – learn how to prototype using wax, use delft sand to create complex forms in silver and experiment with ways to include precious stones in your castings….
This second major exhibition of members’ work will also display archived Women Artists’ Diaries lent by The Women’s Art Library collection at Goldsmiths University of London, includes the 1999 edition featuring SLWA member Jackie Brown.
If you are thinking of joining a jewellery design course or a jewellery making course , how do you find the right one for you?
As a learner you need to consider the steps that are right for you at this moment in time. Do you need qualifications to assist in getting your dream job? Do you need to hone specialist skills to help you move your ideas forward? Do you want time to explore your potential without the pressure of ‘judgement’? Are you considering a career change?
We believe that creative evolution is best served through play; through our teaching we encourage experimentation.
With problem solving also at the heart of our practice we encourage students to explore techniques and to push beyond the accepted rules of making. The process (the journey) shapes the outcome, and we revel in the originality of outcome for each of our students. Contrary to other teaching approaches, that which others might define as ‘FAILURE’ becomes a valuable opportunity for understanding material, process or approach. The greatest works often result from such deviations!