Exciting new masterclass in PMC Sterling silver clay

Overgrown Garden Vessels with Lesley Messam 7th and 8th September 2013, £385 per person (including materials) Lesley Messam is an inventive and highly skilled artist and jeweller. She has reached Level 4 in the Metal Clay Masters Registry, only the second person in the world to achieve this. She is constantly experimenting and exploring techniques […]

Make your own wedding rings

Over the past couple of years I have run the occasional workshop for couples to make their own wedding rings. This began when I was asked by a couple of friends, who then recommended me to their colleagues. I now offer this as part of my regular schedule as a one day workshop for couples […]

Happy new year and lots of new classes

There are all kinds of exciting classes for 2013 so please keep checking as you will need to book early to secure a place. Introduction to enamel on copper £140 with Lynne Glazzard Wednesdays by arrangement from January 23rd, 2013 Learn to create your own small copper panels, this course runs from alternate Wednesdays by […]

Colourful Carnival Masks workshop with Joy Funnell

I am still working on my class schedule for 2013. One exciting event will be a two day workshop by Joy Funnell and I am taking bookings now and this class is booking up, so get your booking in quickly. 29th and 30th June 2013 – Colourful Carnival Masks with Joy Funnell £385 per person […]

Text series – Enamelled Jewellery

I have recently been working on a new series of pieces of jewellery. These are enamel on silver and involve a combination of different techniques. I have created photopolymer printing plates with fragments of old text and in some of the piece you can clearly see words beneath the transparent enamels, on other pieces the […]

Planning new classes

I am just in the process of planning new classes for the autumn and for Spring 2013. I will be inviting some guest tutors to run classes here in my beautiful studio in North Yorkshire and classes will include jewellery making, learning to enamel, enamelling silver jewellery, bead making and art clay silver, metal clay […]

Cloisonné enamel jewellery

Yesterday I taught an enamelling class at ArtisOn in North Yorkshire. These are the pieces made by my fantastic and talented group, all first time Enamellers! First they designed their own unique patterns with fine silver wire, attaching them to the silver background piece. Then they wet-laid finely ground vitreous enamels into the cells in […]

Cloisonné enamel and more class dates

Tools and equipment all packed and ready for action tomorrow! I will be teaching an introduction to cloisonné on silver at ArtisOn near Masham in North Yorkshire as part of their fabulous schedule of art and craft based classes. The class will be learning how to prepare their enamels, design a suitable pattern for their […]

North Yorkshire Open Studios

I am ready for the second weekend of North Yorkshire Open Studios and looking forward to welcoming more visitors over the next 2 days. On Saturday I will demonstrate a bit of fold forming, the art of folding and hammering metal to create beautiful sculptural shapes. I will have a variety of hand made charm […]

Day 2 of Open Studios

Day 2 and I am about to go and open up early. I have a few jobs to finish and want to do a bit of tweaking to my displays. I finished off a few silver cores to some new charm beads yesterday so need to display them in pride of place. I also want […]