New studio, new classes

A friend recently reminded me that although I’d shown  pictures of my new studio being built I hadn’t actually posted photos of it finished.  I’m really enjoying working and teaching in this purpose designed space.  There is plenty of room around the benches so that students can move about without disturbing each other and I …

Introduction To Art Clay Silver

Today I’ve really enjoyed teaching Jude and Rosie something about making jewellery using Art Clay Silver.  It was the first time they had used it and they made some beautiful pieces.  We began by using a leaf and rolling it over the clay.  Art Clay takes on very fine detail so Rosie and Jude used …

Japan

I am honoured and very excited to have a piece accepted into the Ima-kara Mame-sara 2016 metalworks and crafts exhibition in Japan.  I will have a piece in the Japan Enamel Artists Association exhibition too, also this month.  

Wedding rings

A couple of weeks ago I spent the day helping to make a pair of wedding rings.  These are always enjoyable days and on this occasion one of the rings was shaped to sit neatly against an engagement ring; quite a technical process for for a couple who’ve not made jewellery before.   They’ve now …

Wedding rings

I’ve had a lovely day helping Lisa and Stuart make a replacement wedding ring.  They made each other a wedding ring early last year, in my old studio but Stuart has somehow mislaid his – he takes it off for safety when he’s woodworking or playing sport. It didn’t take quite as long this time …

Art Clay Diploma

I am pleased to say that I am now ready to teach the Art Clay Diploma again, having set up my new studio here in Hunmanby. On these courses your work needs to achieve high enough marks to pass, and it has to be all your own work. I will work along side you, advise …