Annie Mason - Jewellery Tutor
Introduction to Jewellery; Beginners and Intermediate Beading; Beginners Silver Jewellery; Cocktail Rings; Stone Setting; Polymer Clay; Water casting; Fashion necklace.
Previous Qualifications & Training:
So, I originally trained as a child psychologist and had a wide and varied career since then. I've worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital, at ChildLine and in central government. I moved fully into the world of jewellery in 2013. I suppose I can be described as a self taught jeweller although I have been to a number of specialist classes including many at LJS.
How did you get involved in making jewellery:
I've always been interested in jewellery and have been making pieces since I was a child. As an adult it was more of a hobby and an antedote for a very stressful job! Then jewellery just took over...
Things I have done:
I have done a lot of travelling over the years including South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, America and Europe. All very inspirational - and I saw some amazing pieces of jewellery!
Things I do now:
I'm involved in quite a lot. As well as teaching at LJS and helping out on reception from time to time, I have my own jewellery buisiness. I'm a Trustee for Yaarah Schools, a tiny charity that builds schools in remote areas of Ghana, and I'm a freelance consultant for voluntary organisations.
My biggest achievement so far:
Taking the plunge into the world of jewellery and not sinking... yet! Oh, and representing the UK Government at the United Nations.
Things I hope to achieve in the Future:
I want to carry on teaching and learning. I would also like my business to be a success!
Three words that describe me are:
Fun, Adventurous, Creative
I am inspired by:
Human nature and it's capacity to pull through in the face of adversity
My Favorite Jeweller is:
I don't have a favourite as I tend to like individual pieces, but the tutors at LJS do some pretty impressive work.
Check out my work at:
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