I have been running jewellery-making workshops since 2006, specialising in silver clay, sterling silver and fused glass jewellery. See the workshop prices here >
I love teaching and am always happy to run workshops on a one-to-one or small group basis. I tailor my workshops to my participants’ experience and interests to make sure that they get the most out of the day. And I also teach mixed groups of complete beginners and experienced hobbyists (with a few working jewellers thrown in to keep me on my toes!)
To find the right workshop for you, browse through the silver clay, sterling silver and fused glass course information sheets or give me a call and we can discuss the best option for you.
If you are drawn to a particular jewellery course but not certain if it is exactly what you are looking for, why not have a look at what other attendees have made. Most of these wonderful pieces were made in one day workshops, and can be seen in the students’ gallery >>
I also teach a limited number of jewellery making workshops at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, Cumbria. These classes cater for larger groups and run as part of the Adult Education system. Again, these workshops cater for those with no jewellery experience as well as those wanting to improve their existing skills. To see the available courses and to book visit The Brewery Arts Centre website >>
This workshop covers the new mouldable clay which is then fired. Great freedom!
This workshop covers traditional jewellery techniques that have been used over the centuries.
In addition to our workshops, Silver Forge also offers:
Firing Service – for many silver clay enthusiasts the cost of a kiln is a barrier to continuing with silver clay as a hobby. Although it is possible to fire small silver clay pieces with a “cook’s torch”, the best results are obtained through kiln firing.
Don’t despair – we offer a firing service! It is simple to use: carefully package you dry silver clay piece/s for travel, and snailmail or deliver your parcel to the studio. We’ll fire your piece and send it back to you, still carefully packaged!
Fingerprint jewellery – one of the best presents we ever gave one of our friends was her 18 month old’s thumbprint preserved in fine silver! And we’ve recently heard of a couple who exchanged fingerprints to mark their wedding anniversary.
The process is simple – meet me at the studio to provide fingerprints, tell me what you would like to have made and then leave me to it.
I’ll give you a call when the fingerprint item is ready and we can decide on collection or postage. Items we’ve made so far using fingerprint designs include: cufflinks, pendants, bracelet charms, earrings and keyrings, and we are sure that that is only the start…