The newly renovated studios boast something the current premises are missing – natural light with large windows in all three teaching spaces. This means we can continue to deliver our wide range of jewellery classes in an even better environment.
Plus the new premises in the E1 Business Centre on Whitechapel Road are only a minute’s walk from Aldgate East underground station, and close to plenty of other tube and mainline stations making it even easier to reach us. And don’t worry, if you are already booked with us for September or beyond – you will be receiving an email with directions and a map in the next couple of weeks.
The new location also means LJS is maintaining its tradition of teaching jewellery skills in locations with great jewellery heritage. The new studios are just metres away from the site of Black Lion Yard, once London’s second key jewellery quarter. The street, demolished in the early 70s, was known as “Hatton Garden of the East End” and was home to a large number of jewellers and watchmakers.
The area still offers plenty to inspire the current generation of jewellery makers with a strong art and design culture. The Whitechapel Gallery is almost next door to the new studios, the area is also home to The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design as well as lots of exciting design-led shops off nearby Commercial Street, in Spitalfields Market and at the Old Truman Brewery complex on Brick Lane.
LJS will continue to offer more than 85 jewellery courses, private tuition and jewellery bench rental across three teaching studios at our new Whitechapel base as well as continually looking at out students’ needs to introduce new classes and services. For example, we will shortly be launching a second more advanced five day silver course including fold forming, cold connections and more advanced stone setting techniques, look out for more details very soon.
The LJS team is looking forward to seeing many old and new students at its new base and continue to bring professional jewellery skills to even more people.
The LJS team