Our aim as a jewellery school is to be a transformative force - training designers of the future to make a positive difference to the environmental impact of the jewellery sector. Leading by example we educate future makers by highlighting environmental best practice, material innovation, and low-impact alternatives while respecting and sustaining the traditional skills of jewellery and metalsmithing. Now, with your help, we want to broaden the range of classes we offer, upgrade our processes, and transform the School into a hub for environmental and ethical making.
Research has proven that participating in craft activities can boost mental and emotional wellbeing, and while we already cater to everyone from the complete beginner to the established maker, we want to broaden the range of classes we offer. Supporting us in the growth and diversification of our workshop programme will allow even more people to grow their creative skills in a welcoming and supportive space. Every pledge, big or small, will enable us to transform our jewellery school as we continue to grow, and work to inspire, educate, and support the local community.
We definitely want to show our appreciation for your support so we've come up with an almighty selection of rewards, big and small, to say 'thank you' for helping us. We've tried to keep it fun and have come up with three different designs that you can get either as a lapel pin or printed on one of our aprons.
We also have some rewards that are sure to appeal to some of the folk we appreciate the most - our students! There are some great bargains to be had with monster discounts on our gift vouchers. We've even extended the expiry date so you can use them anytime in the next two years! We love our students and they seem to love us back. We've had some fantastic feedback over the past three years:
- Friendly, educational, creative – lovely!
- An immensely rewarding day! Would heartily recommend it - the buzz on seeing the “stack of rings” is fantastic!
- Relaxed and lovely group of people… Enjoyed back to basics and making something for me!
- Great taster day and I want to book a term now for evening classes.
- Met new people, exercised my creative muscle and relaxed!
- Loved the course!! Brilliant!!
- Brilliant to finally have a course like this in Dunblane!
- I am so happy with my lovely new jewellery! I enjoyed absolutely all of it!
- Really enjoyed the course and looking forward to doing more
Why not buy a voucher and join us for a weekend workshop? Or pop in for a socially distanced tour! We would love to show you the School.
Like many small businesses the Coronavirus crisis hit us hard but we're excited to meet the challenge head-on with creativity, innovation, and consideration for the environment. We're ready for the next chapter and with your help, we will grow!
Our Crowdfunder campaign is running until the 14th of September. Be sure to check back with us as we will be adding frequent updates to our page to let you know a little more about the School and our plans for the future!