Contact Highland Spark

 

Highland Spark is located at 208 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, in central New Jersey.

We are conveniently located on Route 27, within walking distance of the New Brunswick train station.

Email: highlandsparknj@gmail.com

Telephone: (732) 239-8248

 

My journey to teaching jewelry making has been via a circuitous road with stops along the way as a lawyer and owner of a candy shop. Some years ago, I began taking silversmithing lessons with a wonderful teacher and artist. I loved it instantly. There is an undeniable thrill in taking a sheet of metal and, with the help of a few tools and a lot of heat, creating something that is beautiful and lasting. The fabrication skills I learned and pass on are the same ones that artisans have used forever to create jewelry. For me, there is tremendous delight in looking at a ring that is thousands of years old and knowing exactly how it was made.

It is this enthusiasm and love of creating jewelry that I would like to share with you. The skills to create handmade jewelry are not complicated and can be learned relatively quickly. Perfecting those skills can take a lifetime. The creative ability that you bring to the process, along with the time and effort you are willing to put into it, is what will make your pieces unique.

— Lila Gutowski