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Image above is of Tutor’s work.


Image above is of student’s work on a previous workshop.


Image above is of student’s work on a previous workshop.

Fused Glass Jewellery

This exciting half day workshop allows you to design and create your own unique pieces of fused glass jewellery. You will be able to create up to three pendants/brooches and one pair of earrings.

The workshop will include tuition on cutting glass, designing and assembling your jewellery. Completed examples will be available for your inspiration, but please feel free to bring along your own ideas if you wish.

Your pieces will be taken and fired in the tutor's kiln. Once fired, jewellery findings will be attached and they will be posted back to you within 2 weeks.

The tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. There is a cost included in your course fee to enable you to make up to three pendants/brooches and one pair of earrings.

If you wish to use dichroic glass pieces, there will be a small extra charge which is payable to your tutor on the day.

An additional £5 fee for postage will be payable on the day of your workshop.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Tuesday 2nd July 2024
Tutor Suzanne Bunce
Time 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Ref 3532
Fees £65
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Silver Clay Leaves

This half day workshop is designed to introduce you to the amazing qualities of silver clay.

You will create stunning silver jewellery from a real leaf through the processes of pasting, sanding and firing. By adding antiquing colour and polishing, transform your leaves into a beautiful, real silver necklace or earrings that you can take home with you.

You will be provided with enough silver clay to make one leaf necklace or one pair of earrings This cost is included in your course fee. If time allows and you wish to make any further items, there will be an extra cost which will be payable to your tutor on the day.

If you wish to have a trace chain or ear wires for your jewellery, an extra fee of approx £8, will be payable to the Tutor on the day.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Saturday 13th July 2024
Tutor Lori Ridgway
Time 9.30am – 12.30pm
Ref 3513
Fees £65
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Introduction To Silver Clay – Calla Lily

Discover the amazing qualities of silver clay. During this half day workshop you will make a silver Calla Lily necklace with textured leaf, ready to wear. You will learn a variety of techniques including rolling, texturing and shaping on the mould. After firing you will burnish your work, add your beads to a headpin, and finally add your chain.

There is a cost included in your course fee for enough silver clay to enable you to make one calla lily pendant.

There will be a charge of approximately £8 ( depending on chain size) per student for your chain, beads and a headpin pack. This is payable to your tutor on the day.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Saturday 13th July 2024
Tutor Lori Ridgway
Time 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Ref 3514
Fees £65
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Metal Box Making – 3 Day Course

A three day course learning the techniques of box construction in brass or copper sheet. You will create a soldered container with a lipped lid in a polished or satin finish.

Day One:  Using paper, experiment with scale and form until the desired box shape is chosen - the options will be round/oval/square or rectangular. Translate these proportions onto sheet metal and begin to construct your box.

Day Two:  Box construction continued: learn how to measure, cut, score, anneal and bend sheet metal. The tutor will demonstrate how to solder curved and straight joins and how to create a tightly fitting lip into the lid.

Day Three: Completion of all projects with the option of including an inlaid pattern in to the lid if desired.

Tutor will supply enough materials to make one small box. This cost is included in your course fee.

If students have any hand tools or materials that they wish to bring along, please do so.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided on each day of the course.

Date Tuesday 17th September  2024
Tuesday 24th September 2024
Tuesday 1st October 2024
Tutor Melissa Hunt  
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm  
Ref 3529  
Fees £255  
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Silver Clay Jewellery

An introduction to the amazing qualities of silver clay.

Learn how to design and create one or two pieces of unique silver jewellery.

Choose from a selection of items, maybe a ring, a pendant or a pair of earrings, creating each piece to your own design and specifications. Lots of samples will be available for inspiration.

You will learn how to prepare and handle your silver clay, discovering the versatility of this medium through rolling, texturing and cutting techniques.

You will be shown how to combine both clay and fireable stones, how to prepare your pieces for firing and how to professionally finish your work to a high standard.

Perfect gifts for family and friends!

Your tutor will provide you with enough silver clay to make one item ( or one pair of earrings) of jewellery. This cost is included in your course fee. If you wish to make more than one item, extra silver clay may be purchased from your tutor on the day.

If you wish to use fireable stones in your design this will be an extra cost which, depending on the amount used, can be discussed with your tutor.

If you wish to have a trace chain or ear wires for your jewellery, an extra fee of approx £8, will be payable to the tutor on the day.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 19th September 2024
Tutor Lori Ridgway
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3515
Fees £85
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Silver Etruscan Chain Bracelet

Learn the beautiful and ancient technique of Etruscan silver chain making and make a simple bracelet complete with a silver hand made or ready made toggle clasp. Start by learning how to make links with copper wire to practise your weave and then move on to silver wire to make your bracelet. Finish by adding your chosen fastening.

There is a materials cost of £20 included in your course fee which will enable you to make one silver bracelet

The tutor will provide all materials for this workshop.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Saturday 5th October 2024
Tutor Melissa Hunt  
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm  
Ref 3504  
Fees £95  
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