Alice Goldsack is a graduate of Queens Road Art College and trained at Diana Porters studio for more than eighteen years. Her avant-garde style is sought after by the artistic and alternative customers familiar to her studio in Bristol, UK. Her pieces often mix quirky individuality with pure artistic talent and are highly collectible.
With over 25 years’ experience in gold and silver smithing and fine jewellery making, Alice’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and even commissioned for costume design by Netflix.
As a jeweller, one of Alices passions is as an educator. Since 2006 she has been tutoring privately and through mixed classes in her own custom built workshop just off Stokes Croft in the heart of Bristol. Her classes come highly recommended and will take complete beginners through to experienced artists and teach them the many techniques required to craft beautiful pieces of jewellery.
Alice is well known for her private commissions, and with her eye for the personal touch, has become increasingly popular with engaged couples. Not only for making bespoke engagement and wedding rings, but also for her private wedding ring courses tutoring a couple on making their partners rings.
With traceability and accountability a priority, Alice can source gold with a Single Origin Hallmark ensuring that her work, and the materials she works with are of the very highest quality and ethical standards.
Day classes and 12 week courses for all levels of ability.
These hands on courses teach the practical art of silversmithing and fine jewellery making as well as offering pointers on design, wearability and artistic licence, and is suitable for all levels of ability and ages over 16.
Students will learn multiple techniques for working in gold, silver, copper, brass and other precious metals and how to choose, fit and make the most of precious and semi-precious stones.
Whilst teaching classic and contemporary techniques, these classes are centered around exploring and supporting each makers individual artistic ideas and seeing them develop into wearable pieces.
Alice’s classes are kept to a small number of participants to ensure a high level of one on one experience for each attendee, and per her request prices are kept to a minimum to make the classes accessible to as many people as possible.
Prices from as little as £65 for a day class. (Materials paid for separately. )
In a day class you can expect to design and make a piece of jewellery that you can take home with you. You can create a ring, pendant, brooch, earrings, or chain, and are encouraged to bring sketches, designs or inspiration to inform your pieces. A normal day class begins at 10am and will go on until everyone has a finished piece to take home, usually around 4:30-5pm. From designing, cutting, soldering, filing, finishing and polishing you will be supported and taught the techniques to make your own jewellery and gifts.
Block bookings are available for private tutoring.
12 Week Course
In this long-form class you are able to choose your own projects or follow a set course decided with Alice before you begin. Each class is 2 hours long with morning, afternoon and evening classes available throughout the week.
The course is suitable for beginners or intermediates to develop and refine the skills needed for designing and making their own jewellery. If you follow the set course you can expect to finish 3 projects over the 12 weeks- commonly a ring, bracelet, pendant, brooch, earrings or a chain but Alice is open to discussing any individual ideas for these classes.
One day workshops to celebrate your special day.
Wedding Ring Workshop
A truly personal experience, this course consists of a full day in the workshop with your loved one making each other’s engagement or wedding rings. This course includes a consultation with Alice to develop your ideas, be they personalisation through initials or fingerprint design, or a more classically shaped set of rings. Alice will ensure you have all the materials or precious stones needed on the day for the designs you have chosen. A truly special day, learn to channel your artistic side and create a truly unique ring for your partner. Prices start from £300 for two silver rings, consultation required for quotes in gold, platinum or palladium.
Hen Parties / Group Bookings
This full day course is a perfect way to celebrate a birthday, hen party or end of year treat with co-workers. Alice will design a day around your needs and can include any number of optional extras such a gift bags, lunch or champagne. In a day course you can expect to make and finish one item from design to polish and is a perfect way to commemorate a special event or create your own beautiful souvenirs. Groups of up to 6 can be catered for, for larger groups contact Alice directly to see if arrangements can be made.
Please be aware that these special occasion bookings are in high demand and there is limited time available in the workshop, so we suggest checking availability of your date at least 6 months in advance.
Custom built jewellery workshop in the heart of Bristol.
Alices bespoke built workshop is located in central Bristol just off Kings Square in the artistic quarter of Stokes Croft.
The workshop carries a full complement of well maintained, professional tools and equipment for the student to begin and progress their journey in silversmithing.
A bright and intimate space, the workshop offers a complementary working environment, whilst being a stone’s throw from the bustling alternative district of strokes croft, full of independent shops, galleries, cafes and the street art the area is famous for.
Access to the studio requires climbing a flight of stairs, unfortunately we are not wheelchair accessible.
Some kind words
Alice has created the most beautiful bespoke necklace pendant. Such a detailed butterfly I’m blown away with her creativity and beauty of this piece of jewellery . If you are looking for something special something bespoke then I can highly recommend Alice. Her work is outstanding. ? thanks Alice
— Emma Beat
Just finished the most enjoyable day with my friends and family making amazing jewellery with Alice. I would highly recommend anyone to have a go and Alice is brilliant. I am in no way artistic or creative but have managed to make in a day a ring and a bracelet both of which I absolutely adore as I made them from start to finish. If I could score this day out 10 i would. Thank you Alice
— Mel Stones
Fantastic day, so proud of my ring and bracelet I have been wearing them every day since! Alice knows everything about everything! Our group showed her some pics of what we liked and she guided each of us to make individual pieces using many different tools. Would highly recommend.
— Sian Marie
Made our wedding rings with Alice last week - was lots of fun and we can't believe how professional they look! Thanks so much
— Rachel Fayers
A friend and I have just a day course with Alice, we both loved it and will be back to do it again. Thank you Alice.
— Jenny Davies
I was given a day course for a Christmas present and it was the best present ever. The day was amazing. Alice is really lovely, so helpful and very very good at what she does. Its excellent value for money and a really great day out. I am definitely coming back and brining most of my family with me! I can't wait.
— Jaime-lee James
Very well equipped studio with everything you could need. Alice is friendly and very knowledgeable and strikes the right balance of letting you get on with it and providing help when you need it. Lots of books and recourses available. Parking in the area can be a little tricky as it's very busy.
— Loz Samuels