Where the magic happens
We’ve been around jewellery workshops all of our adult lives. There really is something a little bit magical about them. It’s the amazing, creative craftspeople that you meet and learn from, the new techniques and tools that you never stop discovering and the feeling you get from being involved in a creative process that’s been evolving since the very beginning of human history.
These days, in a modern goldsmithing workshop, you’ll find state of the art wax milling or printing machines coupled to sophisticated Computer Aided Design software. There’s often a powerful laser for precision engraving or welding and casting is normally handled by a computer controlled centrifuge, capable of forming incredibly intricate designs from molten precious metals.
But, you'll also find ancient tools, made from leather and wood and iron. You’ll find hide mallets, designed to form metal without leaving marks. A tree trunk with shapes carved into its surface to be used as formers for metal sheet or casting clay for use when something needs casting in a hurry. All tools and techniques that have been used for millennia and give you a real connection to the goldsmiths and jewellery workshops of the past.