Contemporary Jewellery

Anna Watson

Working in silver and base metals such as copper, you will learn various skills including piercing, filing, soldering, roller pressing, folding and scoring, and ring making. Please note that this is not a purpose built jewellery workshop but a great supportive environment for exploration and experimentation. The course is suitable for everyone including beginners. The emphasis is on creativity and experimentation as well as developing technical skills.

*Please note: you can join this course after the start date and only pay for the remaining sessions, contact for more information.


Red Room, Phoenix Art Space

A limited amount of copper will be supplied and advice will be given on the purchase of silver (you do not necessarily need to purchase silver). Students will need to purchase their own saw blades.

Anna has been an artist, designer and maker for many years, she achieved a First Class degree in 3D Design Materials Practice at the University of Brighton where she specialised in woodwork and metal. For the past eight years she has worked in the jewellery industry for commercial designers as well as local artisan jewellers. Anna has her own jewellery business where she creates jewellery ranges and works to commission. Her work has been exhibited at New Designers in London, Portal in South Wales and she has supplied her work wholesale to London Design Museum and at a selection of high end galleries in Scotland and the UK. Anna is continually developing designs and enjoys pushing the boundaries of jewellery and making. In 2018 she did a residency in Athens where she exhibited her work and in 2019 she participated in an exhibition in Munich as part of Munich Jewellery Week. Anna particularly enjoys teaching and encouraging students to develop designs and ideas.

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