Jewellery Making Workshops
Jewellery Making Workshops are held in my studio just outside Walberton, Arundel, West Sussex.
Taking bookings for June/July 2021 now, with limited spaces to allow for social distancing and participant safety. You can read my Covid-19 policy here
Current social distancing guidelines will mean that all sessions have fewer attendees.
You can choose from several options:
You can participate in an Evening Workshop (not currently available), a morning workshop or arrange directly to book a small one-to-one session or a small group session.
All the information can be found here:
Take a look at the spreadsheet linked and choose the dates that suit you! Email your choices through to me.
Evening Workshops ( UPDATE – not available at present)
Tuesday evening 6.45pm to 9.45pm, weekly, fortnightly or monthly (all sessions must be pre-booked, but dates can be selected to tailor for the individual). All year round except August and December.
Morning Classes (Please email for the updated schedule)
Tuesdays 10am to 1pm, currently weekly . (All year round excluding August and December)
Day Classes (Please email for current session dates)
One Saturday a month and one Sunday a month. The cost is £60 per student plus materials. 10 am to 3 pm. Maximum of 3 students to allow for social distancing. All sessions must be paid in full in advance. (Cancellations require two weeks notice for full refund)
What to expect
We welcome all abilities. Most basic techniques are covered within the first few classes and can then be explored by the individual. More complex skills can be introduced, including stone setting, charcoal casting, box making, surface texturing and reticulation. All classes are design led, and the individual should steer their own learning to achieve their personal goals.
We have a maximum of five students in a session, each student works individually rather than on a tutor led project, allowing students to work at their own pace and also enabling beginners and those with some knowledge to work comfortably within the same group, which has many learning benefits. I’m very happy to advise on the purchase of tools and materials, and can also arrange visits from gemstone suppliers, and trips to trade fairs.
I believe that a jeweller cannot be proficient in every skill and technique involved in jewellery making, so I would expect students to use specialist craftspeople for things like casting, lapidary work, engraving and I do not teach enameling.
Please feel free to bring your own tools, sketching equipment and plenty of enthusiasm.
Group morning workshops cost £30 each plus materials, payment required in advance and can be bought in blocks of six for £180. Gift vouchers are available.
Weekend day workshops £60 each.
This cost does not include materials, which can be bought from me or purchased by yourself.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to request availability and payment details.
One-to-one classes and arranged small group session costs depend on the number of students attending, but is approx. £20 per hour per student for up to 3 participants, for up to 4 hours.
Special workshop sessions
I have recently started doing sessions for special events.
You can come with a group of friends (Max 3 or Max 6 within a social bubble) and spend three hours making a piece of jewellery. Its a lovely way to spend a morning, afternoon or evening. The cost does depend on how many participants are involved and what materials you use. It could work out to as little as £25 per person, plus £10 each for materials.
You can bring your own refreshments, but no alcohol can be consumed during the workshop session.
Looking for something different for younger people?
Try something new. Come and make a piece of jewellery. Not only will the group learn new skills, they will all have a personal momento to take home and wear.
The workshop sessions are designed specifically to cater for the age of the young person. The group will all work on a similar project, and be guided and assisted by me. I require at least one adult to participate along side the group (Max 6)
The cost of a two hour session is £20, plus approx. £7-£10 for materials.