Flux 'n' Flame
Just 20 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast we are surrounded by peaceful countryside, historic sites, lots of outdoor activities and of course pubs!! Founded in 2003, by designer jewellers Jesa & Al Marshall, Flux ‘n’ Flame has grown through reputation to become one on the largest independent jewellery schools in the UK, whilst still maintaining a friendly, relaxed and fun environment in which to discover new skills and experiment with new techniques. Our core team of tutors, Jesa Marshall, Al Marshall and Sally Plummer are all qualified professional jewellery designers who exhibit and sell their work throughout the UK and abroad. Between them there is over 55 years of experience of jewellery design and manufacture, metal working and the jewellery trade. We are all hugely passionate about our craft and passionate about passing it on! Flux n Flame is a purpose built, professional jewellery workshop and is fully equipped with tools (although you are welcome to bring your own!) Although the workshop is spacious we take no more than 8 students per course to allow for a more intimate, friendly atmosphere and a superb student / teacher ratio. (on the weekend courses there will always be two tutors!!) At Flux 'n' Flame we run courses from 1 day tasters to 3 day weekends as well as a 6 day summer school and regular weekly classes throughout the year. We cater for all abilities from absolute beginners to those with more experience. Our courses are as flexible as possible in their approach - we don't tell you what you have to make but instead you are guided in whatever you choose to do and receive individual tuition at a pace suited to you. So everyone works on their own projects at their own pace, which has the extra benefit of creating a fabulously diverse range of techniques within one course! In addition to general precious jewellery making techniques covering skills such as piercing, soldering, forming, reticulation and forging, you can experiment with casting techniques, acid etching, stone setting , chain making…the list is endless!! We have a good stock of silver, gold, copper and semi-precious stones which can be purchased throughout the course. As well as the moral and technical support we offer a bit of home comfort in the form of endless cups of tea, coffee and biscuits, and on weekend jewellery workshops a snack lunch is included in the price. Flux 'n' Flame are pleased to offer a 10% discount off our courses to Gold members of The Guild of Jewellery Designers.
Unit 11 Luccombe Business & Craft Centre, Luccombe
Luccombe, Dorset DT11 OBD