One-to-one Jewellery Making Classes - Experienced and Qualified Jewellery Tutor
I have taught jewellery making skills in several colleges over the years and am now able to offer one to one tuition from my own studio in Lincolnshire as either a jewellery making course or as individual classes and workshops. My own training at a small college was under the direction of a master silver/goldsmith and practicing tutors with their own succesful businesses. I have won awards and received private and National commissions, I have experience of selling through craft and design shows, galleries, selected National Trust shops and on-line with Etsy and NotOnTheHighStreet. I offer introductions to the fundamental craftsmanship techniques of cutting, shaping, forming, soldering and finishing precious metals.
A jewellery course of 5 sessions should see you able to set-up a small workspace at home and be designing and producing pieces for friends and family or an artisan collection to sell to a wider audience via Etsy and local Craft Fairs. After an initial introduction to basic techniques and use of equipment and tools I can also offer supported bench time and flexible open studio access . I am very happy to share my own skills and knowledge and to tailor our workshop sessions to suit your own needs, most people find making something from scratch with their hands very satisfying and quite magical, I can help you achieve that and open the door to a creative hobby, a small lifestyle business or to extend and explore techniques to your own existing art or craft practice.
I look forward to working with you.
The philosophy of the studio focuses on the idea of learning through making and it encourages experimentation, understanding of materials and processes, designing and problem-solving.
Would you like to take some jewellery making classes with a qualified tutor in my studio/workshop?
Do you need workshop days and times tailored to suit your needs?
A whole day jewellery taster or regular one to one classes?
Would you like to make a set of silver stacking rings or a personalised bangle or cuff?
A special gift for a family member or friend?
Would like to run a small craft business in your spare time?
Just need to have some creative ‘me’ time?
One to one tuition at my home studio/workshop in Marshchapel
Own bench, all tools and starter silver supplied
£90 full day class including light lunch and refreshments
Regular course 2 1/2 hours £45 morning, afternoon or evening / £40 if you book 5 or more
Open Acess supported bench time/space £12.50 an hour
Deposit of £25 to confirm your booking please, non-refundable
Dates & times to suit you; mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends
20mins from Grimsby & Louth, 1 3/4hr from York & Leeds, or 1 1/2 day courses with accommodation a shared meal and maybe a glass of wine
Experienced and qualified college tutor
Basic techniques for beginners will include: piercing, soldering, texturing, filing and polishing…and a beautiful hand-made piece to take home.
Intermediate techniques include rub-over stone setting, forming, repousse, chain making, granulation, wire techniques, fittings and much more.
Advice on design projects, setting up a home studio, sourcing materials and tools, selling through galleries, craft fairs and online from a practicing designer/maker.