Jewellery making courses lined up with master jeweller Alexandra Huerga

There’s a chance to meet up with master jeweller Alexandra Huerga who will be carrying out workshops on silversmithing and jewellery making, next month.

It’s taking place at the Stapleford Granary, 16 miles south west of Newmarket, just off the A11, with two eight-week courses of two-and-a-half hours per session, beginning on Tuesday, April 12, and running through to Tuesday, June 9.

The converted farm buildings are home to the Association for Cultural Exchange, its founding charity whose mission is to encourage and develop cultural understanding, and is partnering with the Central School of Jewellery London (original based in Hatton Garden, London).

Alexandra’s mission is “to help support and preserve the craft of jewellery making within the UK” and that’s her goal within her dedicated workshops at the granary.

She has over 30 years’ jewellery craft experience, is a St Martins School of Art and Design graduate and certified Coloured Stones Gemologist (by The Gemological Institute of America).

Alexandra has also worked as a goldsmith and master jeweller for various global fashion brands over her career. She has sold her own collections in stores such as Harvey Nichols, as well as in Japan and the USA and now does private commissions.

There are also a series of other events taking place including a Jewellery Taster Day where participants can explore the world of jewellery making and get creative on a beginner’s workshop where you will make a silver single stone set ring or some earrings, taking place between 10.30am and 4.30pm, on Saturday May 9; an Open Workshop Day, from 10.30am to 4.30pm, on Tuesday, July 14; four-week Silversmith Courses including silver box making and salt and pepper set making, from 10.30am to 4.30pm, Wednesday, April 22, to Wednesday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 20 to Wednesday, June 10.

To find out prices and book a course call 07989 720883 or email info@centralschoolofjewellery.com or go to www.centralschoolofjewellery.com

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