24 Sept 2019

Silver Jewellery Making: the book!

I am writing a book about how to make silver jewellery through 7 projects with my good friend and fellow jeweller, Janet Richardson. We have been working on it for over a year now and this summer we did a series of photoshoots at our publisher, Search Press. It's been a really interesting process and we still have quite a way to go before any actual book appears!!! Our publication date is 2 April 2020!

Here are some photos of what we've been up to:

Our brilliant photographer, Mark, taking photos of sawblades

Janet and me hard at work. I had to wear a white coat to avoid reflecting shadows on to the photos

One of our sample pieces for the book

Preparing and labelling samples to bring to the photoshoots

Juan, the creative director, making a group of tools look beautiful!

In front of the Search Press building

Preparing a photo of a sample work bench

23 Sept 2019

Jewellery class in Henley-on-Thames

I taught a day class on how to make silver rings at the lovely Henley School of Art in August and it was a wonderful day with lots of rings made!

Jewellery class at Henley School of Art

Here are some photos from the ring making day:

Using pliers to twist silver

Jo really getting into hammering

a bit of soldering

a silver ring in progress

learning how to solder

Sawing to form a perfect join

Everyone with one or two of their finished silver rings

You can 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

The next course is:

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