Michelle Leaver - Jewellery Tutor
Beginners Enameling, Intermediate Enameling, Advanced Enameling, Beginners Silver Jewellery and Silver Taster Classes
Previous qualifications and training:
I am a trained dancer, and I have a Foundation in Design and HND in Jewellery. I have also trained as an actress.
How I got involved in making jewellery:
I have always been creative. I was originally a dancer and due to an injury I decided to channel my creative energies into another area. After completing a foundation design course at the London College of Fashion I enrolled on to the Sir John Cass jewellery course for two further years specialising in enameling very early on.
Things I have done:
I have run my own business in jewellery for over 20 years.
Things I do now:
I teach enameling and silver and continue to run my jewellery business as well as looking after my young son and acting.
My biggest achievement so far:
Being a mother, still working as a jeweller and appearing in The Mousetrap in the West End.
Things I hope to achieve in the future:
To continue to improve and succeed in all areas of my life.
Three words that describe me are:
Driven, creative and sensitive.
I am inspired by:
My favourite jewellers are:
Lalique and Alexandra Raphael, Jane Short and Fred Rich
Check out my work at : www.michelleleaverjewellery.co.uk