Learn the Art of Jewellery Making
St Albans School of Jewellery was established by professional artist jewellers Martin Hopton & Tracy Furlong in 2009 and together they have an impressive 35 years experience in designing and making.
The St Albans School of Jewellery workshop on Beaumont Hall Farm, St Albans, Hertfordshire, is kitted out as their ideal studio. They design and make bespoke commissions and their own work from their studio and also offer classes and courses to anyone keen to learn the art of jewellery making at the bench.
Martin is a graduate of, and Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins, University of the Arts, London and a Master Goldsmith. He has a vast knowledge and experience in the creation and design of jewellery, accessories and bespoke watches. He specialises in bold sophisticated pieces for the discerning wearer.
Tracy is a graduate of Central St Martins, University of the Arts, London and is a designer jeweller and maker , who specialises in delicate work. She has a keen eye for texture, form, and colour.
To view some of their work, see: www.hoptonandfurlong.com and www.martinhoptondesign.com
Martin and Tracy specialise in traditional and modern approaches to the comtemporary art of jewellery design and making and provide a creative and supportive atmosphere for all their students in which to develop their own unique approach to jewellery making.
The Jewellery school welcomes students of all levels. Those that are new to jewellery making are taught the fundamentals of jewellery making at the bench. The more experienced students are actively encouraged to develop their own design and making skills through a number of challenging projects.
If you’ve ever had the urge to learn the art of jewellery making, then St Albans School of Jewellery is the place to go. Situated in an airy barn, surrounded by the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside and taught by two , friendly, committed and professional contemporary artist jewellers . You you will be taught techniques that will enable you to produce your own beautiful and unique handmade silver jewellery.
“I started learning to make jewellery with Martin around 7 or 8 years ago now and got totally hooked straight away. When the studio moved, I followed. I drive quite a long way to get there, but I’d happily drive even further. Tracy and Martin aren’t just professional jewellers, but also fantastic teachers and craftsmen, and they’ve managed to create a studio where everyone feels welcome and inspired. It’s become my treat to myself, a really special time each week.”
“The tuition at The St Albans School of Jewellery is second to none; as well as benefiting from decades of their teaching skills and experience in the jewellery industry, I enter each week into a calm, friendly and extremely creative environment with stunning countryside surroundings. Escapism of the very loveliest kind!”