Jewelry Workshop / Classes / Private lessons

The Jewelry Story

Jan Kerkstra in his atelier in Wijnjewoude.

Jewelry classes for beginners and advanced students in Heerenveen.

The goldsmith class for beginners and advanced students will start the 14th of januari 2020. The classes are taught by Master Goldsmith, Jan Kerkstra
on Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon in De Heerenveense School in Heerenveen, The Netherlands.

The beautiful and bright class room can hold up to 10 people. All tools are present. This class consists of 12 lessons and takes place on:
Tuesday morning van 9.30 – 12.00 hours and on: Tuesday afternoon from: 13.30-16.00 uur.

In these classes you will learn how to make jewelry and small objects. You’ll learn about tools and the various basic gold-and silversmiths techniques such as;
filing, sawing, soldering and polishing. 

For the first project; a ring, the silver is free of charge. Materials such as, alpaca, copper and brass are also provided free of charge. If you like to work in
precious materials such as silver or with (semi) precious stones, Jan will provide you with addresses where they sell such materials. Off course are all the
jewelry pieces that you make in class your property.

For more than 25 years Jan Kerkstra designs and makes jewelry. Together with his partner Marion Pannekoek he is the owner of The Jewelry Story an atelier
and exhibition – space in Wijnjewoude, The Netherlands

Jan has more than 10 years experience as a teacher.

Classes will start the 14th of January Location: De Heerenveense School, Minckelersstraat 11, 8442 CE in Heerenveen.
The price for 12 lessons of 2.5 hours € 385, –

To register or for more information about this course please call Jan Kerkstra: 0516 481757 or email:

At the present time, only in the Tuesday morning class is still one place left. New classes start 14 January 2020
Please give us a call if you want to join. 0516 481857 or e-mail to:

Jan Kerkstra docent edelsmeden

Jan Kerkstra, jewelry designer, Master goldsmith and teacher

On request Jan also provides private lessons or a short workshop | module in his own studio.
These lessons are intended for people who already have some experience with jewelry making.
For example, do you like to learn how to polish really well? Jan can teach you this in one morning.

Address: Tsjerkereed 4, 9241 HH Wijnjewoude, The Netherlands.
Please give us a call: 0516 481757 or email: