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Case Study - Private Tuition

Lisa Rothwell-Young spent two days with Maria Whetman learning repousse and chasing and one day with Cliff Wightwick learning engraving. She also learned how to make her own tools and punches.

Lisa has a background in traditional jewellery making and secured a grant to attend additional training to increase her skills. After looking around for somewhere to undertake this, she found that many of the universities didn't have the flexibility to run the classes she wanted at the times to suit her. She found that MCSJ could offer her both the times she wanted and also tutors who were clearly experts in their fields.

Lisa said, "From my point of view, one to one tuition is the way to go. It does work out a bit more expensive but you get to pick the brain of the master. Yes, it's expensive but it's value for money."

View a video of Lisa talking about her experience at MCSJ.



Lisa's punches

Lisa learned to make her own punches out of easily available nails!

grinding down a punch

Grinding down a punch


Cliff and Lisa

Lisa and Cliff working on engraving designs

setting the copper in the pitch

Repousse - Lisa embedding her copper test sheet in the pitch

Lisa using punches

Lisa trying out different punches and designs to get familiar with the repousse technique. When removed from the pitch, the designs will be 'raised' on the other side



Things to consider before booking these courses...

Private hire of our facilities and the personal attention of an experienced tutor is open to complete beginners, those with a little experience or professional artists and jewellers.

You will have exclusive use of the workshop and the equipment and a personal tutor at a cost of £350 per day. Materials will be charged on use and you will be asked to pay for any special materials needed for your projects at the time of booking.

Contact us today to talk through your ideas - with this approach, in one day you could learn more than a year of evening classes!

To see what people who have had private tuition with us say - click here

Got questions about this jewellery making course?

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To book this course...

Visit this page to find out the dates and price of the jewellery making course and book jewellery making classes online using our secure system. If the jewellery making course you're interested in is not on the schedule...

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