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!