With nearly 20 years of teaching experience in secondary schools, local colleges and in my jewellery studio and a nearly a decade of writing magazine jewellery projects I try my best to pass on the addiction of jewellery making to as many people as possible! I offer small group workshops, evening classes, private tuition and even the opportunity to make your own wedding bands.
Small Group Workshops
My regular one day workshops are a perfect way of trying a brand new (but addictive!) hobby or of adding new jewellery making skills to your repertoire. Each class is based around a particular topic, for example making a ring or bangle or learning how to add 24k gold to your silver designs.
The classes are suitable for all abilities unless otherwise stated on the workshop details, and are usually held on Saturdays once a month. Two day masterclasses are also available. Full details can be found here.
Weekly Evening Classes
Weekly evening classes are run on Wednesday nights, 7-10pm in ten week blocks. They are designed to be flexible, with the support and guidance you need to make your projects and learn new skills in a relaxed, creative environment. The classes are suitable for all abilities. Complete beginners will be taught how to make how to make a simple bangle and pendant before moving onto more complex projects.
The classes have a maximum of 8 students to make sure that everyone has the attention they need. Full details can be found here.
Private tuition is available on a one-to-one and, in the case of whole day tuition, on a one-to-two basis in my studio in Eastleigh, both during the week and at weekends.
I try to make each tuition session as relevant as possible for each person, and discuss with students what they would like to make before the day. Some students come to one session to make a special piece of jewellery, others come back regularly to perfect their jewellery making skills!
Dates are regularly added to the website. Full details are available here.
Make Your Own Wedding Rings
What better way to prepare for your special day by spending time together making each other’s wedding bands? An initial consultation helps you to choose your designs and check your sizes. On the day itself your materials will be waiting for you and you will be taken through the process of making your rings step-by-step. At the end of the day you will take home your own beautiful pair of wedding rings, polished, boxed and ready for your special day!
Full details can be found here.
My studio is in the old Sorting Office in Eastleigh town centre, near Southampton. Eastleigh is home to Southampton Airport, and Eastleigh Railway Station is less than a ten minute walk away - less if the lights at the pedestrian crossing are in your favour! There is plenty of parking available in the town centre within a couple of minutes walk from my studio. Full directions will be emailed on confirmation of your tuition or class.
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