Kingham Jewellery School opened in 2010 to promote traditional metal working techniques. Our goal is to develop student’s confidence in their making abilities whilst challenging them to create interesting and original work. We aim to make learning fun, friendly and inspiring.
Nerissa Parker owns Kingham Jewellery School and teaches most of our workshops. We also welcome a selection of fantastic guest tutors throughout the year.
Nerissa studied for her BA (Hons) in Jewellery, Silversmith and Allied Crafts at Sir John Cass part of the Guildhall University circa 1995, now London Metropolitan University. After graduating she completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education specialising in lifelong learning. She then went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma at Birmingham City University, (Birmingham City School of Jewellery), focusing on computer aided design (CAD).
As part of her degree Nerissa was required to spent a year working in the jewellery industry at Tom Payne Goldsmiths, a traditional family jewellers working with precious metals and stones. It is here Nerissa developed her technical skills and love of precision work.
For the immediate future we are working to ensure Kingham Jewellery School is a safe environment during the Coronavirus outbreak. We are excited to add group bookings for fun days out with your family and friends. We will continue to build on the variety of courses we offer for all levels.
Nerissa also runs Nerissa Parker Fine Jewellery.