We run a number of two day faceting workshop in Blaydon, just south of Newcastle upon Tyne, allowing people to cut their first gemstone or improve their faceting skills. A range of tuition options are available and prices and additional information is shown below:
Upcoming Workshop Dates
We currently do not have any workshops planned for 2021 and have a waiting list for 2022.
All of our workshops are held at the Blaydon Youth and Community Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon NE21 5LT. The centre has ample free parking, including disabled spaces and the centre has good disabled access and facilities.
There are different levels of tuition at our workshops, these are One to One tuition and general tuition. Both of these options can either be booked on a machine that NE1 will provide or you can use your own machine. Prices include a piece of gem rough to cut, gemstone designs and use of cutting discs and other necessary equipment. Hot and cold refreshments are included throughout the two days, however you will need to provide your own food.
One to One Tuition
Once the initial introductions, health and safety instructions and start up period is complete you will receive dedicated One to One tuition with an experienced faceter. This will be on a machine solely for your use over the two days. You will receive the necessary tuition to enable you to complete cutting a gemstone over the two days of the course.
For the two days you will have the use of a machine and be supervised by an experienced faceter who will instruct you on how to use the machine and follow the cutting instructions. The tutor will also be assisting others who are also signed up for general tuition, some of whom may have brought their own machines, rather than on an individual basis.
NE1 members - General tuition - £37.50 a non - refundable deposit of £20 is required on booking.
NE1 members - One to One tuition - £75 a non - refundable deposit of £50 is required on booking.
Non Members - General tuition - £75 a non - refundable deposit of £50 is required on booking.
Non Members - One to One tuition - £115 a non - refundable deposit of £75 is required on booking.
Prices are the same for everyone regardless of whether they use a machine provided by NE1 Faceters or use their own machine.
Please be aware that the price is per weekend and if you choose to only attend for one of the days there is no reduction in the price.
For more information please contact us: email@example.com or 0191 2362909