Workshop planning for 2019

I’m putting together workshops for early 2019. These will be as follows Wednesday 16th January and 6th February Art clay Silver for enamelling. This workshop is to make pieces in art clay silver, suitable for enamel and does not include any enamelling. We suggest taking an enamelling workshop as a follow up class. These can […]

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 […]

Into the summer

I don’t know where the beginning of the year has disappeared to, it seems to have absolutely flown past.  I have been busy experimenting with the New Mokume Gane techniques and thinking of creating a new range of jewellery. Last weekend I was at the Guild of Enamellers annual conference which this year was held […]

Planning new classes for 2014

I really enjoy this time of year. Not only can I look forward to Christmas but the busy period is behind me, any galleries I supply need their new stock around mid-October. The garden and the moorland around my studio still have quite a lot of vivid autumn colour at the moment and my favourite […]

Cloisonné enamel jewellery

I have been having a big tidy up in my studio, emptied all the display cabinets and gave everything a thorough clean. I have redisplayed some of my work and now have a whole cabinet and plant and flower inspired jewellery. These are two pieces, the first made from sterling silver sheet was inspired by […]

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 […]

Heat is on – exhibition at the Pannett Gallery, Whitby

A group of us are preparing for the Guild of Enamellers exhibition at the Pannett Gallery in Whitby. It includes work from members all over the country, Glasgow to Hastings, the Wirral to Whitby and the official opening takes place on Friday 6th July 2012 at 7pm. Please leave a comment if you would an […]

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 […]