Annie Mason - Jewellery Tutor
Introduction to Jewellery; Beginners and Intermediate Beading; Beginners Silver Jewellery; Cocktail Rings; Stone Setting; Polymer Clay; Water casting; Fashion necklace.
Previous Qualifications & Training:
So, I originally trained as a child psychologist and had a wide and varied career since then. I've worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital, at ChildLine and in central government. I moved fully into the world of jewellery in 2013. I suppose I can be described as a self taught jeweller although I have been to a number of specialist classes including many at LJS.
How did you get involved in making jewellery:
I've always been interested in jewellery and have been making pieces since I was a child. As an adult it was more of a hobby and an antedote for a very stressful job! Then jewellery just took over...
Things I have done:
I have done a lot of travelling over the years including South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, America and Europe. All very inspirational - and I saw some amazing pieces of jewellery!
Things I do now:
I'm involved in quite a lot. As well as teaching at LJS and helping out on reception from time to time, I have my own jewellery buisiness. I'm a Trustee for Yaarah Schools, a tiny charity that builds schools in remote areas of Ghana, and I'm a freelance consultant for voluntary organisations.
My biggest achievement so far:
Taking the plunge into the world of jewellery and not sinking... yet! Oh, and representing the UK Government at the United Nations.
Things I hope to achieve in the Future:
I want to carry on teaching and learning. I would also like my business to be a success!
Three words that describe me are:
Fun, Adventurous, Creative
I am inspired by:
Human nature and it's capacity to pull through in the face of adversity
My Favorite Jeweller is:
I don't have a favourite as I tend to like individual pieces, but the tutors at LJS do some pretty impressive work.
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