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 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 […]

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 […]

More cloisonné pendants

Today I have had another fun day teaching Steph a bit about cloisonné enamel on silver. The workshop was a present from her husband so she didn’t really know what to expect although she had done some basic enamelling on copper a few years ago, so knew a little about enamel. We began by selecting […]

Wet packing enamel onto fine silver jewellery

Today I have made a little video clip of me wet laying enamel onto the surface of a small piece of silver. Here is the piece at the end of the torch firing process. I will now have to work out how to add video clips to my blog so that I can share the […]

New classes, new dates for 2012

I am pleased to be able to announce some more dates and classes for the summer. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to make your own unique piece of jewellery or to learn something about the fascinating craft of enamelling. Enamel is a form of glass and used very finely ground to apply […]

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 – […]