|Discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website – if physical visits become possible these will be announced here and on our social media channels.
Alys and the school are planning an open studio event (as part of the Hartley Creatives Trail) on 22-23 May, 10 to 5 (see below for more info).
Explore the NJS workshops and enjoy the jewellery made by students and tutors.
Nottingham Jewellery School, Unit 28, Block D, Hartley Business Centre, Ellesmere Crescent, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 1DX
Nottingham Jewellery School was established in 2014 and moved to it’s current home in 2019. Our independent school is run by a team of specialist jewellery tutors, led by Alys Power, offering recreational and vocational classes. We work with students at all levels from complete beginners to professional makers. We have a fully stocked and professionally equipped jewellery studio, 5 minutes outside Nottingham city centre. Classes are half days, full days and termly courses and are held throughout the week – daytime and evening.
NOTTINGHAM JEWELLERY SCHOOL – STUDIO
Our workshop is in the Hartley Business Centre. Our ex-industrial building is a busy hub of small businesses and we are fortunate to have lots of creative neighbours there. Our work shop is on the second floor with lift access if required. Our 600sqft workshop has bench space for up to twelve jewellers and wide selection of jewellery making tools and equipment.
NOTTINGHAM JEWELLERY SCHOOL – WORK
We work with students of all levels to teach them the skills and confidence to make their own jewellery.
If you are interested in these courses, please contact the artist directly through the links above.
Open Studio: 22-23 May, 10 to 5
- Block D is accessed off Haydn Road. Drive to the back of the site and go through the blue gates on the left.
- Partial wheelchair access.
- Refreshments will be available.
IMAGERY? – NJS tutor, Alys Power, is hand forming an ear wire for an earring from sterling silver wire. She uses flush cutting pliers to cut the wire to length and finishes the ends using a file and emery board. She uses round nosed pliers to shape the loops and a steel mandrel to form the hook. The hook is then planished with a jeweller’s hammer to harden the silver. Lastly, the end of the hook is filed and softened before the hook is fitted to the earring.