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Hove Jewellery Works was founded by experienced jeweller and setter, Mat Brannagan in August 2020 after more than a decade working in the jewellery industry. Mat wanted to create a fun, creative and supportive space where students can come together to learn and explore jewellery techniques from basic bench skills to advanced techniques.

Based in the heart of Hove, Hove Jewellery Works is located in Stockwell Lodge Studios which is approximately 5 minutes walk from Hove train station. The workshop is fully equipped with industry standard tools and machinery. Classes are taught mostly in small groups with a maximum of six students (larger groups are possible), allowing for ample quality time with their tutor.

Classes range from

- Basic bench skills for beginners

- Make your own wedding rings

- Make your own silver stacking rings 

- Wax carving 

- Sand casting 

- Stone setting 

- Bangle making

- Night classes - 

(One evening per week over 6 - 10 weeks)



Mathew Brannagan 

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Mat Brannagan is a Goldsmith, setter and jobbing jeweller with over 10 years experience in the trade. 
Mat has BA Hons degree in 3D Crafts in Wood, Metal, Plastics & Ceramics from Brighton University. He later assistant managed the rapidly growing workshop at Posh Totty Designs in Brighton and developed further advanced skills at Pruden and Smith in Ditchling. Since becoming a self-employed Jeweller, he mounts and sets stones for many jewellers in the area as well as repairs for the long established Whibleys the Jewellers in Worthing. 

His all round experience also stretched in to Teaching, where he enjoyed a spell at ‘The Workshop’ in Lewes before turning his attention to his own classes.

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