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About Flux Studios.

We're based in London and we've been running specialist jewellery centre in London since 2008. We provide opportunities for anyone wishing to explore, extend  or develop jewellery making skills.

Flux Studios is home to our membership-based collective of professional jewellers who work together to share knowledge and skills, and to develop their independent jewellery businesses.

We also teach classes and courses in jewellery making and you can find out more about these at our dedicated sister website for Flux Jewellery School.

Our remit is a simple one – to provide a platform where expertise, enthusiasm and the open exchange of ideas combine to inspire creative genius!

Our unique approach to providing educational experiences alongside professional practice gives a proven added value to our students and our Flux Studios members alike.

We offer:

    • Classes and courses in jewellery making in London, for all levels, throughout the year. Flux Jewellery School
    • Membership access to our studio for jewellers wanting to develop their business. Flux Membership

In providing a home to both aspiring professionals and the interested public we have evolved a holistic creative studio environment where the individual skill sets of all our users are valued and shared to enrich this community as a whole.

Whether you are looking for new hobby or a professional jewellery environment, Flux offers a  fun and stimulating, creative and professional environment for you to flourish.

Flux Studios, jewellery centre of excellence jewellery design and concept are central to our work

Flux Jewellery School.

We provide opportunities for anyone wishing to explore and develop jewellery making skills. Through our jewellery school we provide an exciting creative environment to learn how to make jewellery through a  range of daytime and evening classes.

These courses cater for all levels and allow students to develop their skills into the set projects. The courses also explore new ways to work and design with metal. Some courses will assist you on an one-to-one basis providing the tutoring tools and equipment required to achieve your personal objectives.

Our teaching team are all expert professional jewellers and members of Flux Studios. We teach because we are passionate about our craft, and we usually work in pairs so there is always someone on hand to make sure you get the right amount of support. Whether you are looking for new skills or a new hobby we provide a fun and stimulating, creative environment for you to flourish. Read more about our tutors and our teaching philosphy on our sister site for Flux Jewellery School.

On our courses we teach traditional silversmithing techniques with a contemporary influence. We aim to get you working with silver as quickly as possible.You can make rings, bangles, necklaces, earrings, brooches or experimental jewellery. In addition, throughout all our courses we introduce a new themes and techniques to stimulate new ways of working.

 

We teach jewellery classes and courses using traditional jewellery making skills, for everyone to enjoy, whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced student we work in partnership with our local council to bring creative opportunities through jewellery making

Flux Membership Scheme

Through the membership scheme the we provide a stepping-stone for any jeweller to start the business of making jewellery at an affordable price in a supported environment. This is suitable for anyone wanting to get on with the business of making jewellery. (more)

Jewellery design and concept is central to our work. Flux membership gives opportunities to explore these ideas Join the Flux Studios membership scheme to take advantage of networking and community activities to promote and exhibit your jewellery collections

FACILITIES

16 roomy workbenches
Hot-work area; 4x Seivert (propane) torches – v large to v small flame
5x butane mini torches
Pickling and wet-work area
Ultrasonic tank
All basic hand tools – pegs /saws /files /measuring and marking tools /pliers /doming punches + blocks / vice / mandrels / drawplates / mallets / hammers / extensive selection of stakes etc etc.
Barrel and bench polishers
Ring stretcher
Guillotine
Rolling mills
2 Pillar drills
4 Pendant drills
Drawbench and drawplates
Kiln
Flypress
Relaxation area, tea/coffee
Wifi
Standard office facilities
Great natural light
Computer (mac) with adobe creative suite, scanner and printers
Extensive selection of reference books relating to jewellery techniques and art /design

Apply for Flux membership to join our community of exceptional jewellers Jewellery design and concept is central to our work. Flux membership gives opportunities to explore these ideas

 

Vicky Forrester, jeweller, founder and director at Flux
some work by Vicky Forrester

Vicky Forrester, director of Flux Studios. www.vicky-forrester.com

"Elemental Jewellery"

In 2011 I was commissioned to write a book based on my design philosophy. Its called "Elemental Jewellery" and came into print in 2012.The book includes twenty projects that aim to introduce new approaches to designing and making jewellery. I hope that in sharing my own experiences, processes, and conclusions, you can find parallels that will help you to engage with your own creative practice in new ways. Presented in three purposeful sections – Ideas, Materials, and Techniques – the book aims to take you on an expansive journey through various approaches to designing and making jewellery. Using Earth, Water, Air, and Fire as sources of inspiration, the step-by-step projects explore how these themes can provide potent undercurrents in conceptual, material, and technical investigation.

My intention throughout is to encourage a sense of play in the process. In my own experience, only through such extended periods of play – a combination of reflection, experimentation, and pushing the limits without concern for the preciousness of the outcome – can one begin to find a sense of fluidity with process and material. This kind of exploration leads to originality and personal authenticity in one's creative expression.

Below some work by Vicky Forrester.

  some work by Vicky Forrester. some work by Vicky Forrester. some work by Vicky Forrester. some work by Vicky Forrester.  

Flux Studios

Contact info@fluxstudios.org tel: 07931 228 352