UPDATE: New Qualification details
Jacques Fabian began his apprenticeship as a Silver and Goldsmith under John Hale of Adelaide, South Australia.
As an apprentice, Jacques worked on a number of commissions from 144 piece cutlery set for a prominent Adelaide family through to Cathedral works for the many churches in the city of Adelaide.
On completion of his apprenticeship Jacques went off the Sir John Cass School of Arts to refine his Diamond setting skills. From there he travelled Europe working in various places refining and developing his own style.
On his return to Australia, Jacques set up the first Trade based education facility of its kind in Cremorne, Sydney, Australia.
In 2007 Jacques launched his Traditional Hand Skills education program on DVD through Austrade called Silvercraft. The DVD series of 12 project came with the silver, gemstones and all the tools required to complete the projects. Sadly, they are all sold out. On the upside- Weekend workshops from STUDIO41 are proving to be extremely popular and positions fill quickly.
Jumping forward to 2017 and Jacques continues to provide mentor-ships and guidance to the industry utilising various forms of communication from skyping to webinars (to come later in 2017)
“Whilst technology has changed and affected the industry, I feel it is paramount to appreciate that good hand skills will never be obsolete. Understanding fabrication is more than a good design. So it is my ethos to communicate to those passionate about this craft the skills required to develop their passions and skills.” – Jacques Fabian
Jacques is now pro-actively pursing the International market to share his knowledge with.
Jacques also facilitates the Studio41 site devoted to supporting aspiring Jewellers.
If you would like information on his forums, when they will be on and in which countries please send him a direct email firstname.lastname@example.org at www.ajmd.biz