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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Enamel leaf earrings

Today I have been in the studio finishing a small batch of enamelled silver jewellery. These tiny leaves are part of one of my collections of jewellery, a range that includes three different sizes of pendants and stud earrings as well as these beautiful tiny leaf drop earrings. They are very lightweight and easy to […]