CSSJ is more than just a 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 weekday classes, weekend workshops or summer schools; our flexible programme of events has something that will fit in with your life.

Jo Pudelko, Jewellery Tutor


Weekday 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.


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!

Jo Pudelko, Jewellery Tutor


Our upstairs neighbours at the Central Scotland School of Craft offer a programme of artisan craft workshops, ranging from one day to week-long courses, for everyone from complete beginners to established professional makers. ‘A list’ crafters from all over the country are lined up to deliver a range of courses with a focus on heritage and endangered crafts, and skilled hand-making.

The programme includes a broad range of crafts from spoon carving and mosaics, to printmaking and a range of tapestry techniques.

Our weekly sewing classes have a focus on sustainability and encourage a zero-waste pproach to making.

“Great teachers and great company!”

“Everything was extremely well organised!”

“Fantastic school! Well equipped”


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