Kathir is a 4th generation jeweller with over 30 years of experience as a goldsmith and jewellery business & factory owner. Kathir's jewellery store and workshop: Pather the Jeweller Pte. Ltd. represents mastery of the metal arts handed down through generations. His skill with metal forming, engraving and stone setting are exceptional, as is his enthusiasm for sharing his craft! Kathir takes time away from his jewellery business to run JDMIS metalsmithing diploma modules and develops new, advanced metalsithing and stone setting courses for graduates that wish to go beyond the traditional metalsmithing curriculum.


Enter the world of jewellery by learning both traditional hand-drawing and digital design with CAD and CAM.
Fine Jewellery Design
Enter the world of jewellery by learning both traditional hand-drawing and digital design with CAD and CAM.
Create without limits: Explore new metal technologies and traditional techniques of metal crafting.
Precious Metal Arts
Create without limits: Explore new metal technologies and traditional techniques of metal crafting.
Get started in fashion jewellery design by assembling unique pieces with different hands-on techniques.
Fashion Jewellery Arts
Get started in fashion jewellery design by assembling unique pieces with different hands-on techniques.
Explore the fabulous world of jewellery gathering the knowledge that the industry requires.
Jewellery Industry Knowledge
Explore the fabulous world of jewellery gathering the knowledge that the industry requires.
Build your jewellery business from the inception, through the launch and all the way to global expansion.
Business & Entrepreneurship
Build your jewellery business from the inception, through the launch and all the way to global expansion.

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  • I would show my friends the Art Clay before & after firing. Also, I'd invite them for the Open House to have them see Tanja Sadow doing the demonstration.

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  • JDMIS has great people and great teachers!!

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  • It is a great school to learn about jewellery - There are many courses they can choose from to suit their needs.

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  • I will use the skills acquired to make jewellery for myself, my friends and family. I would also want to restring and rethread all the poorer quality jewellery I have bought in the past.

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  • I love wire wrapping. It is something that I never learn before and I can make lots of different components and stuff with the skills.

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  • I learnt to identify characteristics of gemstones and this has enhanced my knowledge.

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  • I'd tell a friend that if he/she has the interest in a course, this would definitely be the place for him/her. The teachers are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.

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