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Central Scotland School Of JewelleryCentral Scotland
SCHOOL OF JEWELLERY

About

CSSJ is more than just a jewellery school; it is a community for creative learning in the historic city of Dunblane. We offer a wide range of classes for adults of all ability levels, from those who are looking to take up a new hobby, to those looking to expand on their existing repertoire of jewellery skills. Choose from regular evening classes, weekend workshops or summer schools; our flexible programme of events has something that will fit in with your life.

Evening classes run four days a week during term times. Complete beginners are guided through a sequence of basic skills that will form the basis of your continued explorations in jewellery making. All basic jewellery techniques are covered: piercing, soldering and applying texture to the metal, and this repertoire is peppered with a range of exciting specialised processes such as sand casting, resin, silver clay and keum boo gold, tailored to suit students’ individual interests and unfolding projects.  Our class sizes are small, giving you plenty of one on one support with our amazing tutors, who will help you develop a standout piece of jewellery, or a treasured collection as your term unfolds.

For those looking to develop a more specific skill our vast range of weekend workshops covers specialist techniques and neatly packaged start-to-finish projects such as sea glass rings, textured bangles, fold forming and enamelling to name but a few. Or if you can’t find a class that is a good fit for you, get in touch about tailor made tuition. Want to host a jewellery hen party or make your own rings? We can do that too!

The school was founded by Jo Pudelko, a polymath of the jewellery world who has taught with Edinburgh College of Art, DJCAD, Leith School of Art and more. She is passionate about creative learning for all and is continually adding her already vast repertoire of techniques to pass on to the students. We have a star-studded team of highly experienced tutors working with us to deliver tailor made tuition to every student. We have decades worth of teaching experience between us, and more awards than we can list here. See our Tutors page for the current illustrious line up!

a selection of tools used to make jewellery

Our Classes

Comprehensive courses covering all aspects of the art of jewellery making, suitable for both beginners and more experienced students who wish to refine their skills.

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Updates

13.08.20 - Set your alarms for Monday the 17th at 9AM!

Hello, I hope you and your families are all safe and well. When we closed our doors mid-March, I don’t think anyone imagined it would be for this long! Lockdown…Read More

31.03.20 - How did that happen?

So, we held our grand opening on the 15th of March. There was fizz, there was music, there was fantastic jewellery on display. And then we closed on the 16th…Read More

27.02.20 - Exciting times ahead!

Exciting times ahead! So, the big news first…we’ve moved into a brand new, bespoke studio space! We loved our last home at RLF House but the new studio is much…Read More