Coloured aluminium jewellery with Lindsey Mann


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About this course

Create a unique piece of jewellery in colourful anodised aluminium. You will be introduced to colouring and decorative techniques, whilst creating a finished piece of jewellery.

Course Description

Anodised aluminium is a fascinating and diverse material, which can be decorated to create a wide variety of stunning effects for contemporary jewellery.

During this workshop you will be working with pre-anodised aluminium and focusing on the decorative colouring of the material. You will be introduced to a host of colouring techniques through demonstrations and discussions; including dip-dyeing, direct application, and the clever use of resists.

You will create a series of samples and notes as we try out each colouring technique, providing a useful reference collection. You will be encouraged to experiment and explore the material before making a bangle to your own design. The workshop will cover designing for anodised aluminium, and an introduction to basic jewellery making techniques.

You can expect to come away from the course with a good set of samples, at least one completed piece of jewellery, and the confidence to continue exploring the subject alone. You will be given workshop notes and a useful list of suppliers during the course.

This course is part of our 50th anniversary celebrations – learn a traditional skill with a selection of 50 special one-day courses inspired by original 1970s subjects or focusing on heritage crafts.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • On this course the tutor will supply all of the materials including pre-anodised aluminium sheets, dyes, de-ionised water, plastic pots with lids, use of alcohol marker pens and use of alcohol ink pads.

What students need to bring

  • An apron, covered footwear.
  • A sketchbook, pen and pencil.
  • You are encouraged to bring along any prepared rubber/lino cuts or any other flexible materials from which to print.

Available to buy

  • Available from tutor:
  • Additional anodised aluminium sheets
Wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear (not sandals).


Lindsey Mann

Lindsey Mann trained in Jewellery at Middlesex University. She is well recognised for her innovative approach to colour and decoration on anodised aluminium, along with the vibrant pieces of jewellery that she creates. Lindsey has been teaching since 2004 and is the author of Coloured Aluminium Jewellery: design & make. Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK and abroad.

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