Mary Ann Nelson - Jewellery Tutor
Resin , Polymer Clay and Metal Clay
Previous Qualifications & Training:
2009 Metal Clay ( Basic, Intermediate and Stone Setting ) - Debbie Carlton , City Lit
Introduction to Polymer Clay ,Debbie Carlton , City Lit
Working with Resin - Claire John , CityLit,
2010 Adding Colour to Metal Clay - Julia Rai , Art Clay Conference York
Lentil Bead Pre Conference Workshop - Julia Rai , Art Clay Conference ,York
Adding Texture to Metal Clay - Julia Rai , LJS
The Big Bangle (Polymer Clay) two day Workshop - Seth Savarik IPCA Conference, Baltimore
Intermediate Silver - Elizabeth Bone , LJS
Soldering Master class – Elizabeth Bone , LJS
2011 Butterfly Beads (Polymer Clay)Workshop - Christine Dumont
Ikat Beads (Polymer Clay) Workshop – Carol Blackburn
Faux Bone Pre Conference Workshop - Robert Dancik , Art Clay Conference , Chicago
Keum Boo Pre Conference Workshop - Elaine Baum – Davis ,Art Clay Conference, Chicago
Ceramics and Metal Clay Pre Conference Workshop - Alexandra Daini Art Clay Conference , Chicago
Cold Connections Workshop – Robert Dancik , Art Clay Conference ,Chicago
Beaux Bangles (Polymer Clay) Workshop , Carol Blackburn
How I got involved in making jewellery:
Just before I left school I first began working with silver and gemstones – and when I left full time employment at the beginning of 2009 I finally decided what I wanted to be when I grow up!!
Things I have done:
In a previous life I have been a Beauty Therapy teacher and taught for Barbara Daly at her school in Chelsea. I then moved into management and training positions in publishing houses and have worked for the Auto Trader, Wall Street Journal and the Mirror Group.
Things I do now:
When not either talking , thinking or dreaming about it , I make jewellery !!
My biggest achievement so far:
The complete renovation of my narrow boat, Joshua which I bought as a “project” three years ago. Eventually Joshua will become my live aboard studio on the canals.
Things I hope to achieve in the Future:
I would love to set up an Artist’s Studio /Workshop /Shop Front and work with like-minded creative people to produce and sell Wearable Art. This would satisfy both my creative and commercial instincts.
Three words that describe me are:
Professional, Ambitious , Caring
I am inspired by: Gustav Klimt , the feeling of the sun on an autumn morning, and the sound of breaking waves
My Favourite Jeweller is:
Alexis Bittar, the New York Designer /maker for his amazing work with Lucite. Sarah Ibrahim in the UK for her fabulous contemporary work in gold and silver
Check out my work at:
Mary Ann's Work...
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x