Sarah Pulvertaft - Jewellery Tutor
I’ve been teaching mainly silver jewellery making techniques for beginners, but have taught more experienced classes also.
Previous Qualifications & Training:
I have a BA in Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts where I majored in jewellery and silversmithing, then returned to the UK where, I worked at the bench for a designer maker for 3 years while getting my workshop together. I’ve had my own workshop since 1995 and about 4 years ago began to do some part time teaching alongside my making.
How I got involved in making jewellery:
I came across the jewellery department when I was on my foundation course at Plymouth College of Art and Design and loved it instantly!
Things I have done:
I had a shop in Hyper Hyper on High St Kensington for a couple of years in the 1990s selling hats and jewellery, anyone remember Kenny Market?
Things I do now:
I go to my workshop, which is on the edge of a beautiful forest, every day and make jewellery.
My biggest achievement so far:
I’ve made jewellery for lots of interesting people but the most exciting was probably a charm bracelet I made for JK Rowling, commissioned as a gift from Bloomsbury Publishing to thank her for the Harry Potter books.
Things I hope to achieve in the Future:
I want to keep making jewellery that people want to wear.
Three words that describe me are:
Happy, busy, mum.
I am inspired by:
Too many things to say just one, I look at plants and the natural world, designers for many different design disciplines like Architect Zaha Hadid and artists like Christine Borland.
My Favourite Jeweller is:
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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