23 Jun 2019

Jewellery classes in Henley-on-Thames

I will be teaching a few single day courses at the Henley School of Art in Henley-on-Thames starting in August. A lovely studio location in the heart of Henley!

Jewellery class at Henley School of Art


Learn the basics of silver jewellery making a wear a piece you made yourself by the end of the course! Courses are 10:30am-4:30pm and include all tools and materials. For more information and to book, see the Henley School of Art website here: www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/courses

Introduction to silver jewellery making: make two silver rings: Thursday 8 August 2019

Introduction to silver jewellery making: make a silver pendant: Thursday 19 September 2019

Introduction to silver jewellery making: make two silver rings: Thursday 21 November 2019







13 May 2019

Whiteknights Studio Trail 15 - 16 June 2019

Whiteknights Studio Arts Trail is only a month away! 15 - 16 June a bunch of venues will be open each day from 11-6 around the Whiteknights area in Reading. I will be at Venue 11, The Barn, 37 Upper Redlands Road RG1 5JE. These three pairs of earrings will be there, all brand new designs:




26 Apr 2019

Benchpeg


I found an old post about my benchpeg, showing its gradual changes of shape and size. So, to update...this is my benchpeg in 2011 and today in 2019. Still the same one, but especially the left side keeps getting shorter!

2011




2019

29 Mar 2019

Learn to Make Jewellery - Chesham and Reading - some student work

Below are some a small selection of photos of work that my students have made recently. This term, we have worked on making a box. These are two copper boxes made with a friction fit lid and a simple hinge: 
Maureen and Ruth
This is a silver cuff bracelet made by Gill in her first term!
Gill
This is a silver ring with a bezel set trillion purple cz made by Emma. She made her own bearer wire for this project.

Emma
This truly was a labour of love. Made over several terms, this elaborate sculpture....well, it's a brooch, but it truly is a miniature sculpture......is made of copper and brass. The copper was etched and the pieces are at different heights, held up by pegs.
Amy - 1
Here it is from the side so you can see the elevations.
Amy - 2
This too was a labour of love, mostly because it involved a LOT of annealing. This 8cm silver bowl has a textured inside and a burnished edge.
Jayne
Another labour of love....an epic project involving specially made toads from Ukraine! Amazing twisted wire cuff bangle. Many tests were done with various wires before the right combination was found!
Julie
And last, but certainly not least, silver basket set cz cabochons earrings - isn't that colour great!?
Victoria
Fancy trying some jewellery making yourself?

Jewellery Classes in Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Be guided through a series of projects progressing to designing and making your own individual jewellery. No experience or artistic skills are necessary. Classes are for both beginners and those with experience. The course provides a range of hand tools and access to equipment. You will be introduced to the tools and given full instruction in the use of tools & equipment as the course progresses. Students can choose to work either in silver or they can work in copper or brass. Silver and other metals are not included in the cost. You will be given instruction in how to purchase your own materials.

Tuesday 9:30am-3:00pm (next 11 week session starts 30 April 2019) £284

Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm (next 11 week session starts 30 April 2019) £113

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm (next 11 week session starts 30 April 2019) £113 FULL THIS TERM

To book, please click on this link to Buckinghamshire Adult Learning or call 01296 382403.


Jewellery class on Wednesday evenings at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

18:45 – 21:15 Wednesday evenings – intermediate/advanced jewellery class – next 8 week session starting 1 May 2019 £84
Continue learning silver jewellery making with an emphasis on more challenging projects. Students will be guided through a series of projects or a single more complex project. The focus will be on developing skills, so the class is for learners with some experience, but basic techniques will be reviewed as necessary. We will cover techniques including but not limited to stone setting and complex soldering. Full instruction in the use of tools and equipment will be given. Students can work in silver or copper or brass.

2 Jan 2019

Learn to make your own silver jewellery

Learn to make your own silver jewellery! Start the new year with something fun and social. Jewellery classes start next week, 8 January in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

Jewellery Classes in Chesham, Buckinghamshire


I teach day and evening classes in Chesham.

Be guided through a series of projects progressing to designing and making your own individual jewellery. No experience or artistic skills are necessary. Classes are for both beginners and those with experience. The course provides a range of hand tools and access to equipment. You will be introduced to the tools and given full instruction in the use of tools & equipment as the course progresses. Students can choose to work either in silver or they can work in copper or brass. Silver and other metals are not included in the cost. You will be given instruction in how to purchase your own materials.

Tuesday 9:30am-3:00pm (next 11 week session starts 8 January 2019) £347 ONE PLACE LEFT

Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm (next 11 week session starts 8 January 2019) £139 SEVERAL PLACES LEFT

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm (next 11 week session starts 8 January 2019) £139 FULL

To book, please click on this link to Buckinghamshire Adult Learning or call 01296 382403.

6 Dec 2018

Jewellery class on Wednesday evenings at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

NEW!

Intermediate/Advanced Jewellery class on Wednesday evenings at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

18:45 – 21:15 Wednesday evenings – intermediate/advanced jewellery class – next 10 week session starting 23 January £105

Continue learning silver jewellery making with an emphasis on more challenging projects. Students will be guided through a series of projects or a single more complex project. The focus will be on developing skills, so the class is for learners with some experience, but basic techniques will be reviewed as necessary. We will cover techniques including but not limited to stone setting and complex soldering. Full instruction in the use of tools and equipment will be given. Students can work in silver or copper or brass.
 
 

3 Oct 2018

jewellery at the Tiny Gallery in Henley

The lovely Tiny Gallery in Henley has a new selection of my jewellery with gemstones. On their website, they are currently showing a small selection of the jewellery. More pieces are in the gallery. There are earrings and pendants with brillaint red beryllium treated sapphires. There is a bangle, pendant, earrings, a brooch and rings with garnet - both faceted garnets and cabochon garnets. There are also several pieces with black checkerboard cut onyx cabochons. Here are some photos of my jewellery you can see at the Tiny Gallery!

tiny cup set garnet earrings

small cup set black onyx earrings

beryllium treated red sapphire small stud earrings

beryllium treated red sapphire drop earrings

beryllium treated red sapphire open circle stud earrings

garnet open circle brooch with double steel pin