El Taller

For 20 years, El Taller Barcelona Jewelry School, has been a centre for training, research and experience; and a source of extraordinary synergies.




Jaime Díaz was born in Sevilla in January 1972. When he was 20 years old, he decided to embark on an apprenticeship in jewellery work and design in a traditional workshop. after finishing his apprenticeship Jaime moved to Barcelona to learn the art of precious stone cutting, before graduating in Applied Arts and Design with a jewellery specialization in Escuela Massana. Jaime later went on to obtain a Diploma in Art and Design from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.

While studying, he worked in various workshops where he learned forging in an autodidactic way. After an internship as head of the workshop at the Massana School and after a personal evolution, he decided to devote himself to teaching.

El Taller was born in the Poble Nou district. Its mission; to teach the traditional techniques of jewelry. Its objectives, to establish a dialogue with students and shorten the gap between the world of learning and the real professional production scene.




To adorn oneself is a universal act of expression. Jewelry, used as a protection amulet or as a sign of social status, throughout human history, and across cultures has been, a communication medium, a form of sending signals to other people and of establishing an identity. Jewelry says something about who we are.

The jeweler maintains a beautiful love story with nature, with the earth, with the fire. Like a magician or alchemist, the jeweler has to control the elements with which he works, know the materials and use the tools accurately. Skill is the rock to find creativity and freedom from fear.

The jewelry maker, is in a way a messenger; he has to learn to put into his jewel a message of himself, or of the person to whom he makes the jewel for. It is through this sensibility, that he is capable of creating with his hands honest objects with a meaning which people are enabled to identify with.

The contemporary jeweler in his search for freedom has gone through the borders of materials and of the functionality of the jewel. Creating new links between the jewel and the person who uses it, establishing new types of intimacy, of dialogue, of identification and of meaning.

Jewelry is today a medium of expression of the creator and the wearer; it is an art that testifies peoples need of belonging, that legitimates a space from which universal images and emotions are evoked that identify us and commit us to the connection and continuity of life.

Tradition and innovation: El Taller Barcelona Jewelry School´s mission is to teach traditional jewelry techniques, so that the student, from knowledge and technical expertise, can develop innovative proposals to the panorama of contemporary culture.

Manual skill to be able to open the door of imagination


We make a special emphasis on technical training. Following an individual learning process, we lead the students to learn with their hands. The mastery of techniques, materials and different tools is essential to make jewelry creating an inner journey and a mean of pure expression.

Research and experimentation


The best way to make a jewel is making it. Through trial and error, ideas crystallize. Through theoretical and technical research, experimentation with different materials and through the construction of tools, we teach people to design and develop any idea.

Artistic dicipline


We encourage the meaning, the creative and the communicative value of the jewel. We are interested in the student obtaining a solid foundation of the concept of jewel, which will serve as analytical support to acquire their own criteria as a basis for the development of their own work.

The working process of a jewel leads to an introspective reflection, and to expressive and communicative aspects. At school we encourage individual student’s personality, their personal inclinations, intuition and subjectivity, since the aim is not to learn patterns and external models, but to externalize and model their own to be able to develop their own style and language.

Support network


The workshop is a place where people from around the world converge. It is a meeting point of different cultures where a dialogue is established. Creating synergies and a place of belonging. The workshop becomes a family space always open to the exchange of experiences.

About us

Jaime Díaz

Jeweler, director and teacher


Jaime teaches the general jewelry making course. Putting special attention on the improvement of technique in the student. He draws from all his knowledge and sensitivity to guide the learning of the person to a complete individualized level.

Productions, orders, repairs of jewelry pieces, sculptures, trophies, company gifts, supports for window dressing and atrezzo, restoration of antique pieces, decorative stocks, etc…

We develop and produce any creative project in any type of material: metallurgical, organic and plastic, with a high quality finishing touch.

Jewelry Coworking

Rent for months, weeks, days or hours of jewelry workstation in our technical-industrial space. The workshop has wifi, terrace, photo studio box and all the machinery to make your productions. You only have to bring your hand tools and consumables. If you rent per month, you will have your own table.

The coworking hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

El Taller de Joyería
Carrer de Marià Aguiló, 123
08005 Barcelona ES

Between the sea and the mountain, Barcelona embraces countless creative manifestations, an important meeting for residents and visitors. It is a privileged place with its own identity, full of history, unique buildings, cultural centres, museums, events, enchanting corners, markets, gastronomy, nature and beaches. At the same time this creative city, open and full of life, invites and beckons us to the learn its catalan culture and traditions.

El Taller Barcelona Jewelry School, adds to this rich panorama. Offering an environment where the city and the contacts between the students, professors and collaborators of El Taller become a unique experience.


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