London Jewellery School heads East for new home

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Entire studio move brings natural light and better transport links.

The London Jewellery School is set to relocate to East London this September, as a large number of jewellery designers, firms and associated businesses move out of the Hatton Square Business Centre in Hatton Garden.

London Jewellery School (LJS), which is run by Jessica Rose, will move to the E1 Business Centre in Whitechapel, East london. The school’s new home places it close to The Cass school at London Metropolitan University, Whitechapel Gallery and offers improved transport links both in and out of the city.

The new space also brings more light to all three of the school’s teaching spaces, as it was previously housed in a lower ground-floor space.

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A statement from the school said: "The new location 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 1970s, was known as ‘Hatton Garden of the East End’ and was home to a large number of jewellers and watchmakers."

The move is not set to impact the School’s course offer, with the reassurance that it will continue to run its 85 jewellery courses, private tuition and jewellery bench rental at the new E1 Business Centre space. There are also plans to introduce new classes and services, including a soon-to-launch advanced five-day silver course focused on fold forming, cold connections and more advanced stone setting techniques.
 

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