Meet your Gold & Silversmithing Instructor:
Eckart J Schillings
Passionate Master-Jeweller and Diamond-Setter
With over 32 years in the Jewellery Trade, Eckart trained near Adelaide,
with the Goldsmith Richard Ivey.
It started a lifelong Passion for Fine Jewellery manufacture and led to the creation of Eckart's own Jewellery Brand that was sold to Stores in Europe, the US and Australia.
In 1994 he moved to Noosa Heads in Qld, Australia and operated a Shop on Hastings street while still servicing his wholesale Clients and offering Jewellery Courses on a part-time basis.
2005 was a time of big changes and Eckart went back to his Roots,
personally creating Fine Jewellery for his Group of private Clients.
The current Studio at Peregian Beach was opened a few years later and is used today for his Jewellery Courses as well as his regular manufacturing Work on a daily basis.
Over the years his Reputation and the Workload has grown...
As a Result there are more changes happening in 2017 !
Eckart is going to re-focus and concentrate on delivering
a refined Program of Jewellery Courses
whilst maintaining a strong focus on manufacturing bespoke Fine Jewellery
for private Clients in a semi-retired Position.
As the World around us changes, the Jewellery Trade has also changed,
with only a few Master Craftspeople remaining and practising their Skills.
With Eckart you can still find the 'Good old fashioned Services' of a highly skilled
Gold & Platinumsmith and Diamond-setter.
Eckart loves to freely share his Skills
and enjoys helping others move to the next Level in Jewellery - Making.