Booking Terms & Conditions
Please note that when you book a course you are agreeing to and are bound by our Terms and Conditions below. Please check back on these T&Cs every time you book a new course as they may be updated.
Our courses are suitable for those aged 16 years and over.
Please read the course information above and book onto an appropriate level of class. If you haven’t got any experience in the following metalwork skills, then you will need to do the Beginners (Level 0) course to get safely introduced to the tools/equipment: Piercing, Filing/Buffing, Drilling (pendant motor and pillar drill), Pickling, Annealing, Soldering, Polishing (polishing motor). Please get in touch if you would like to chat to us about what level you might be at. Whilst in the workshop you will need to follow all safety instructions given.
Our small class sizes mean that course bookings are not transferable or refundable, so please make sure that you can attend all of the dates. Whilst we can appreciate that “life happens”, missing a day of the 3-day courses, or 2 evenings of the 6-evening courses will mean that it is unlikely that you will complete the project, as helping you to catch up would take time away from other students which would be unfair.
Following your booking, we will be in touch to confirm that the course is proceeding once there are the minimum number of students registered, as well as to let you know of anything you might need to bring along. If, due to unforeseen circumstances or low class numbers, we need to amend the class dates or cancel the course, you will be offered a full refund.
We ask our students to conduct themselves in a kind, respectful and considerate manner towards the tutors and the other students. If a student is disruptive, we reserve the right to, at our discretion, dismiss the student immediately from the course without reimbursement.
We have all the tools you should need to use for your jewellery project. Our classes provide all consumables and materials required. (By consumables we mean saw blades, drill bits, emery paper etc. By materials we mean wax, metal, solder, findings etc). If you wish to restart your project there may be a charge for the extra materials.
Please dress appropriately for a workshop environment, with closed-toed low-heel shoes, hair ties, and have removed or secured any loose clothing/jewellery. You will be supplied with an apron and any Personal Protective Equipment (Safety glasses, Ear defenders etc) needed for particular tasks. Bring a pen and a notebook, and reading glasses if required!
Please do not consume food or drinks at your bench (water in a screw-top container is allowed). Daytime courses will have an hour break for lunch, with a number of cafes serving food within a short walk of the studio (including one right next door!).
Please get in contact to discuss any disability or medical conditions that may affect you in a workshop environment. Our studio is situated on the ground floor but our facilities and equipment are not fully wheelchair-accessible. Most of our classes require good dexterity and eyesight.
We have a workshop dog! He might be in another part of the studio whilst classes are happening, and whilst he is a poodle-mix (and supposedly hypo-allergenic) it might not be an appropriate place for someone with asthma/allergies. A number of chemicals are used in the studio (in line with COSHH regulations) so it might not be an appropriate place for someone with extreme sensitivities.