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Exciting new jewellery courses for the summer

I'm really excited to be able to share some new jewellery classes that I will be teaching over the next few months in London.
I will also be teaching some existing classes, have a look at my teaching calendar to see when and where!

Here is a brief overview of the new classes I have planned for the next couple of months. For more information and to book a place, click on the links

Silver clay and wire jewellery
19th and 20th July, 10-5
Mary Ward Centre
2 day class taught with wire tutor Kerry Bloom, you will learn to make wire and silver clay connections for your own bespoke chain necklace

22nd July, 10-5
Mary Ward Centre
Learn techniques to use wire and bead to make tiaras, beaded combs and more. In the morning you will learn a variety of techniques, in the afternoon you will work on your own project with my support

Activate summer course for jewellers
4 week jewellery design and making course - Mondays 1, 8, 15, 22 August, 10-5
Craft Central
Taught with silversmith Penny Akester

4 week jewellery making summer course with a difference – for jewellers used to working at home or on their own and looking to start a new collection, experiment with new ideas or to reinvigorate your designs and jewellery making.
This is a supported creative workshop, where you will have the opportunity to work with a small group of other jewellers and two experienced teachers to brainstorm and experiment. We will work together to develop new ideas, share a workspace, bounce ideas around together, boost design skills and experiment with new designs and materials in a small supportive group.
Each week there will be different theme and activities and experiments designed to boost and kick start your jewellery making, as well as free self directed time in the workshop to work on your own. The overall focus will be on working together to help tease out and test new ideas, and to create and start to implement individual action plans to make the ideas come to life.


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