Craft Careers: Watchmaker

Careers guidance15 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An insight into the world of Watchmaking
An overview of Rebecca's career journey
An example of someone who started their own business
Rebecca StruthersHost: Dr Rebecca Struthers is a watchmaker, historian, and co-founder of her own workshop with her husband and fellow watchmaker Craig. Together, they specialise in restoring old and making new watches using traditional machines and techniques for clients based around the world.

In this class, Rebecca will share her journey into the tiny world of watchmaking.

Hear how she went from dropping out of school before completing her A levels to becoming the first watchmaker in Britain to earn a PhD in her field, her experiences starting her own business, and what the daily life of a traditional watchmaker is like.

This class is part of the Creative Craft Careers series with Heritage Crafts - a great series of classes for students who have an interest in crafts and want to explore more of the many career opportunities available. 

Satchel is teaming up with Heritage Crafts to showcase some of the nation’s most creative careers. 
In this live free workshop, Heritage Crafts will introduce students to two inspiring craftspeople who will speak to you about their own journey with craft, and how they have made the best use of social media and video to promote their work.

Denzel Currie is a Streetwear artist who uses the craft skills of rug tufting, hand painting and video to tell stories and create high-end streetwear.
Maisie Jackson is a fore-edge painter, who creates amazing works of art on the pages of books. Her videos on Tiktok have been viewed by millions while her work often sells out in minutes.

Join Heritage Crafts, Denzel and Maisie to explore how to progress a career in crafts by signing up to one of the webinars:

July 5th at 1.30pm - 2.30pm

July 7th 2.30pm - 3.30pm

July 13th 5pm - 6pm


Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

Anyone with an interest in creative careers

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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