Crafted from scratch, for you

Silver Forge is a shop and studio in Milnthorpe, Cumbria, specialising in individual and commissioned jewellery pieces.

I work in silver and gold and can even use yours if you are looking to re-use some old, unworn jewellery and turn it into something fresh and new.

My pieces range from delicate to “substantial” and everywhere in-between. Textures, organic shapes, stones and natural materials can also be included.

Jo_SignatureIf you feel inspired to have a piece crafted from your idea or want to browse the items in stock – pop in and say hello.

Casting jewellery with crucible furnace


Silversmith students at work


Jewellery workshops, covering traditional techniques as well as silver clay, are run at the Silver Forge shop. You get to create the ultimate bespoke piece.

Private workshops are still held at my studio/shop in Milnthorpe, and dates can be booked to suit the participants by phone or email. With a maximum of 4 participants (usually 2), there is a lot of personal attention, with workshop content tailored to whatever you would like to make or learn.

I have scaled back my teaching at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal due to an ever-increasing order book and a need to be at the shop more regularly, but I will still be doing the odd weekend workshop. Give me a call if you’d like to take part, I might be able to create a spot.

Courses cover silver clay, traditional silver work and glass fusing – all of which can focus on a particular jewellery piece or technique you’d like to learn.

Quite a few people are looking for like-minded workshop “mates” at the moment, so do get in touch if you are keen to attend one of my jewellery making workshops and we’ll arrange a convenient date for all!



The month is flying by and I can’t believe we are already heading towards Valentines Day and Easter already. I’ve noticed the increase of Easter eggs in the shop and wonder how long it will be before they just stock Christmas decoration alongside Easter eggs all year round!

The studio is a busy place at the moment with some really unusual commissions underway. I hope to be posting some more updates on these when I get a chance to catch my breath.

Today will involve some casting with the Borel furnace so there will be some molten silver flowing this afternoon.

silver footprints

Featured pieces

Sterling silver dragonfly pendantAmethyst bracelet in sterling silverSterling silver ring in progressDog portrait pendant in sterling silver

Latest Commission

Some of my latest commissions

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On the Bench

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Silver dress ring with single CZ

Brief Create a sterling silver ring, size F1/2 with a 4mm cubic zirconia to be worn every day. The ring needs to be on the delicate side rather than bold and chunky and will [...]


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Magical Cumbria

With Winter finally upon us, Cumbria has a definite chill to it. The blaze of colour in the trees that ranged from greens, yellows, oranges and reds has now given way [...]

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