New Mokume Gane

I have had a very busy few weeks.  One of the highlights has to be teaching the New Mokume Gane certification course to the very talented Lesley Messam.  This week we have had confirmation from Japan that she passed her exam.  Here are the pieces she made on the course and congratulations to Lesley and thanks for all the fun and friendship too!Image

I am planning to teach this in the Autumn, just need to sort out dates.  There will only be two or three places available, to ensure everyone gets adequate attention and that the tutor (me) is not overloaded!  I am also intending to run the course as two x two day sessions.  It is a very intensive four days and I would say that you have to be prepared to work very hard, especially at the sanding and polishing.  If you are interested then please contact me via the comments box (I won’t publish your comments).

Day 2 of Open Studios

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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 a bit of time to set up today’s demonstration on my work table.
I will be also open on 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 using art clay silver.

The road from Egton to Glaisdale is going to be closed near Beggars Bridge for three weeks during the period of Open Studios. To get to Glaisdale you will have to approach via Lealholm or Rosedale. This affects anyone intending to visit – but it will be worth the trip to see my wonderful new studio, watch demos and buy something from my new ranges of work.