Members of Our Team

Lee-Anne Minturn
Programme Leader
Qualifications:  National Diploma in Business
National Certificate in Adult Education & Training, Level 5.

Laurie Kearns
Practising Goldsmith Jeweller, Full-time Tutor
Qualifications:  Indentured Tradesman as Goldsmith Ring Maker and Diamond Mounter (Manufacturing Jeweller)
Pursuing Level 4 Certificate in Adult Education & Training
Certificate of Achievement Level 2: Rhino 3D Modelling Training. Certified by Kyle Houchens, Robert McNeel & Associates, Seattle
St John First Aid Certificate.

Isabel Dempsey
Qualifications:  Indentured Tradeswoman (Austria)
Pursuing Level 4 Certificate in Adult Education & Training

Christopher Minturn
Qualifications:  Pursuing Level 4 Certificate in Adult Education & Training
St John First Aid Certificate.

Peter Minturn, MNZM
Master Goldmith Jeweller, Mentor, Adjunct Tutor
First class pass, c. 1955,  City and Guilds in Diamond Mounting, apprenticed to Hathaway & Muddiman, as a Diamond mounter.
The first NZ Jeweller to be elected as a member of the New Zealand Society of Industrial Designers, awarded the New Zealand Industrial Design Councils ‘Design Mark’ for his production jewellery.
Invested in 2008, as a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit for services to jewellery manufacturing.
Peter has retired from the School but continues to work as a Goldsmith Jeweller, Mentor and Adjunct Tutor.

Short Course Tutors

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Laurie Kearns – Rhino & Gemsetting

Grahame Waite  – Engraving 

Colin Bartlett – Creative Jewellery

Sameer Aneez – Creative Jewellery

Eve Bassett – Creative Jewellery

Daniel Smith –  Creative Jewellery

Ben Clancy – Creative Jewellery

Rose Heenan – Creative Jewellery

Ryo Takano – Creative Jewellery

Brian Moorwood – Adjunct Tutor for setting