"JWL Workshop is a jewellery business incubator for
designer-makers, aiming to be accessible to everyone."
JWL Workshop offers open access to jewellery making facilities through our range of jewellery courses and our flexible membership scheme. Our comprehensive range of courses and membership scheme are offered at extremely affordable prices.
Our aim is to foster new talent into jewellery making, from complete beginners to more experienced jewellery practitioners in need of workshop access for their business start-ups. We want all our members to be able to develop to their full potential by tutoring skills and providing opportunities to showcase their work.
The studio is located only one mile from Leeds railway station. It is easily accessible by bus or by car and the site offers the fantastic advantage of free secure private parking.
Our membership scheme offers access to a well equipped jewellery studio in Leeds.
The studio offers an open plan design. It is a friendly space with other members, instructors and other support always on hand. The space benefits from lots of natural light, and has a seating area, kitchen and toilets.
Membership is open to anyone with basic experience in jewellery making or silversmithing. To obtain the best return on your investment and to insure the safety of our other members and our equipment, we do ask that a level of proficiency is demonstrated by prospective new members. This can be shown through the completion of our 'Introduction to Jewellery Making' course or other college jewellery courses, evidenced through practical demonstration or a portfolio of work.
In all cases, everyone benefits from an induction to the studio, to ensure you know your way around all the resources. Workshop open access is available purchased in advance on an hourly rate, with concessions for bundles or through an extremely competitive rate for full 4 hour sessions. All rates must be paid in advance.
Wednesday's 4hr sessions run mornings: 9am-1pm, afternoons; 1-5pm and evenings; 5-9pm
Thursday's 4hr sessions run afternoons: 1-5pm and evenings; 5-9pm
Saturday's 4hr session runs 1-5pm
Please Note: Open access benches may be unavailable when programmed courses are in progress.
MEMBERSHIP: £40 PER YEAR (INCLUDES A FREE OPEN ACCESS 4HR SESSION).
The resources within the studio will enable any jeweller to develop their practice. Resources will continue to grow as the studio becomes even more established and caters to the needs of more jewellers using the space.
● 8 spacious workbenches
● 1x sievert torch - large to small flame
● 1x butane mini torches
● Pickle bath
● All basic hand tools including pegs/saws/files/pliers/doming punches+blocks/disc cutters/vice/mandrels/drawplates/mallets/hammers and anvils
● Barrel polisher
● Ultrasonic cleaner
● Rolling mills
● Pillar drill
● Power hand drill
● Design tables offering a clean teaching area away from the heavy equipment
● Sink and small kitchenette refreshment facilities are seperate but adjoining the main workshop
Interested in joining us? Come for a visit and check out our facilities.
To book a day and time, text us on 07952 653 658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org