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This is the jewelry classroom in Makkinga were Jan Kerkstra teaches jewelry making.


Jewelry classes for beginners and advanced students in Makkinga

In september 2017 a goldsmith class for beginners and advanced students will start. The classes are taught by Jan Kerkstra (Master goldsmith)
on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning at Atelier Silver and Stones in Makkinga, The Netherlands.

The beautiful and bright class room can hold up to eight people. All the tools are present. This class consists of 12 lessons and takes place on: Monday afternoon from 13.30 to 16.00 hours and Tuesday from 9:30 to 12:00. hours.

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. 

There are currently 2 places available on Monday afternoon. 

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

Besides designing and making jewelry in his own studio, Jan Kerkstra has taught jewelry classes for 8 years at De Meldij, Centrum voor de Kunsten (centre for the Arts) in Drachten.

Classes are taught in atelier Silver and Stones, Veneburen 26, 8423 VH in Makkinga.
The price for 12 lessons of 2.5 hours, including coffee is € 360, –

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

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Jan Kerkstra, jewelry designer, Master goldsmith and teacher

On request Jan also provides private lessons or a short workshop | module in his own studio.
For example, do you like to learn how to polish really well? Jan can teach you in one morning.

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