MAKE. By Nathan Thomas
"With MAKE, I wanted to give people a platform for centralised jewellery learning.
The old way of jewellery learning is from master to apprentice, and this is dying out. If you're not going to commit to 4 years of uni, then there's an apprenticeship or a short course. Short courses don't have the same feel of being in a private, professional place. And you don't see how the master is working day-to-day as a professional goldsmith.
That's where I think MAKE can be different and valuable. It's a bit like - you get to be an apprentice for a short time. You're making jewellery in a real, working studio. And you have access to a much more experienced person.
If this can be a place where I can share all that I've learnt over 20 years, and where younger jewellers can come and have access to that, then I've succeed with MAKE."
We had an amazing wax carving workshop with Nathan. With the help from Nathan we were able to make our own rings and they turned out great! Would definitely recommend him and his workshops (as gift for your beloved ones).
My dog loves his new collar bling!
I really enjoyed the workshop. Had no experience so far but Nathan talked us though the process step by step, which made it very easy to follow. I wouldn't have thought the final ring would turn out beautifully, but now it's my favourite piece of jewellery and i wear it everyday.
I love my ring, I wear it to bed every night.
My piece is my most treasured wardrobe item.