The aim of the course is to create designs that begin with the stone. How best can you show all of its qualities? Once you understand how to create simple, reliable settings using conventional techniques you can adapt these processes to truly honour the spirit of the gemstone.
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.