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 […]

Open Studios and more Whitby Abbey enamels

I will be open on Saturday 9th June, Sunday 10th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2012 and also be open during the week 11th to 14th June by appointment. During Open Studios I will be demonstrating a variety of techniques during the day, starting at 11am – including making unique silver jewellery […]

Whitby Abbey series

I began the day by doing a bit of cleaning and tidying ready for North Yorkshire Open Studios and put a few enamels up on the wall, the first things to go up since my studio was rebuilt at the beginning of the year. I will be open on Saturday 9th June, Sunday 10th, Friday […]

Earthy beads

Today I have been working on new beads for a necklace. They are all earthy, swirls of opaque glass in a grey-brown. Here they are in the kiln and the annealing schedule has begun. They will be fully annealed overnight and then need to be cleaned (reamed) before being threaded together to make a necklace. […]

Whitby Abbey and moths

I have spent the day working on three enamel panels. I had made a sketch and had ideas for these some time ago but needed some free time to work on them. These images are built up in layers of different colours, firing each layer and allowing it to cool before continuing. I used a […]

Beginners Guide to Enamelling

For anyone interested in learning to enamel I can highly recommend this book by Dorothy Cockrell. She is a longstanding member of the Guild of Enamellers and editor of the Guild’s quarterly journal. She writes in a very clear, no-nonsense style and this is a well illustrated book, with plenty of projects to get you […]

May is Enamelling month

During the month of May some members of the Guild of Enamellers will be running classes and workshops. Many of these will be suitable for beginners – now is your time to try this absorbing craft! For details of my classes go to my website or email

New Class dates for 2012

Wednesday 25th April 2012 Introduction to Art Clay Silver £125 Friday 27th April 2012 Silver clay ring making £140 Monday 30th April 2012 Hollow beads in metal clay £140 Saturday 5th May 2012 Enamelling £140 Wednesday 9th May 2012 Enamelling on art clay silver £140 Thursday 10th May 2012 Enamelling £140 Saturday 12th May – […]