Our tutors are experienced practicing jewellers with extensive teaching experience with whom you will be able to learn quickly and make the most of your time and money. The sessions are very hands-on and practical and you will learn by making - on each session you will create something to take home and wear with pride.
Vannetta Seecharran MFA was born in Guyana but grew up in New York City. She studied at Parsons School of Art and received a BA in product design and jewellery. She then studied at the State University of New York and graduated with an MA in jewellery. In 1998 she moved to London and began to build her reputation as a contemporary jeweller. Her work has been shown at the V & A Museum, London, Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts and many galleries around the world.
Vannetta is also an established art and jewellery teacher and lectures at Camberwell College of Art and Central St. Martins College of Art & Design.
Vannetta has recently completed her first book, 'The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Jewellery Techniques', published in 2009, which can be purchased here.
Linda Robertson MA (RCA) studied silversmithing at the Glasgow School of Art and gained a first class honours degree which enabled her to go on to study at the Royal College of Art where she graduated in 2000 with an MA in silversmithing.
She now has a studio in London and works mainly to commission, dealing with individual clients or City livery companies for their silver collections. In addition to teaching for this school she also teaches at Central St. Martins and Richmond College.
You can see examples of Linda's work at:www.flushleft.co.uk/LInda.html
Adriana Gastaldi MA studied Fine Art in Brazil and learned jewellery with Giselda Gastaldi with whom, in partnership, she designed and created silver and gold pieces from 1996 to 2004. In 2006 she graduated with a Master of Art in Jewellery from London Metropolitan University. Adriana also teaches Art and Design & Technology at the International School of London.
Jane Willingale studied surface design at Chelsea School of Art and has taught at De Montfort University In Leicester for 20 years on the multi practice Foundation course. She also teaches textiles evening classes at Camberwell College of Art and Chelsea. After a career as a textile designer Jane started her Loudware business decorating ceramics which she sold successfully world wide to stores like Barney's of NY and Saks Fifth Avenue as well as here in the UK to Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. In the last 3 years she has started her Jewellery Business with her sister and together they have created a range of jewellery, using a variety of mediums - from recycled perspex and felt, and also incorporating, resin, silver, precious stones and pearls, Giving the range a great modern look. They have sold well in a variety of small shops and galleries in London and in the UK.