Private tuition

Experience Level: Beginner
All year |
By appointment

Get in-depth mentoring from a professional jeweller in a relaxed, intimate and nurturing setting. Private tuition is perfect for those who want more intensive instruction to develop their jewellery-making skills.

Perfect for hen parties, team-building events, mother/daughter bonding or even anniversary ring-making sessions, our classes can be tailored for an experience you’ll remember fondly.

Either Jess or I will patiently work with you to reach your true creative and technical potential. We both have our own set of talents and techniques that we specialise in, which we will happily pass down to you.

 

Our tutors

Enhance your jewellery-making abilities and create a truly unique piece with Claire

As a young jeweller, my dream was to one day share my understanding of art and design with people who wanted to learn the craft of jewellery-making. I’ve created my studio to be light, bright, airy and inviting. I want my students to feel relaxed and nurtured – like they can come to a class and use that time just to chill out and lose themselves to a beautiful, mindful process.

One of my strengths is breaking complicated tasks down into manageable, bite-sized steps – which is important for people who are just starting out in the sometimes overwhelming world of jewellery-making. It brings me so much joy to see my students leave with a wonderful experience and a beautiful item that they can treasure.

Under my guidance, you’ll learn more about:

  • Design
  • Setting up your jewellery business
  • Intricate wax carving
  • Basic to complex soldering
  • Basic to complex fabrication
  • Bezel and tab setting
  • Metal textures
  • Working with alternative materials
  • Riveting

 

Develop your skills as a jewellery maker under the expertise of Jess

As an experienced and passionate jeweller, Jess loves nothing more than to share the knowledge that she has developed over the years. Her calm, friendly and approachable nature makes her the perfect tutor for those who want to enhance their jewellery-making talents. Her fun yet firm approach to jewellery-making will build your confidence and push you to reach your full potential.

Under the guidance of Jess, you’ll learn all about:

  • Design
  • Accurate saw piercing
  • Basic to complex soldering
  • Chain making
  • Basic bezel setting
  • Claw and tab setting
  • Wax carving
  • Ring and bangle making
  • Riveting, filing and polishing.

 

Pricing

Our prices for private tuition start from $160 per hour plus materials. A minimum of two hours is required per session.

An optional materials kit may be supplied upon request, which could include items such as silver, saw blades, solder, sandpaper and other consumables relevant to your project. A small selection of silver and other consumables will be available for purchase through the gallery if required.

A setup fee starting at $375 applies to all private students. This includes a 45-minute discovery meeting, project design and preparation for your first project. Additional fees may apply for more complex projects or changes to the agreed content or schedule. For my full terms and conditions, please review our Ts and Cs.

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Hand-make your own claw set ring
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