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 […]

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 […]

Textural series

These pieces are part of my range of sterling silver jewellery called Textural and are inspired by textures found in the landscape. They are currently available directly from me and on display in my studio for North Yorkshire Open Studios 2012. Please email me if you would like to buy one of these pieces or […]

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 […]

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2012

9th June, Sunday 10th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2012 I will be taking part in North Yorkshire Open Studios. I will 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 – […]

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. […]