Ever fancied trying you hand at making your own metal-worked jewellery? Now you can!
I run monthly workshops at The Forge Studios in Allendale, Northumberland. Current workshops include stacking rings, bangles and pendants. Following an introduction to the tools you will be using and a short demo, you will produce your jewellery entirely on your own, though of course I will be there to guide you throughout. Group sizes are limited to 6 people to ensure you get plenty of support along the way.
Within the workshop you will be using tools including saws, files, gas torches for soldering and a range of hammers; we therefore have a minimum age of 16 and ask that anyone under 18 is accompanied by a parent or guardian. All tools, equipment and refreshments (including very good cake from the Forge’s own café!) are included.
I also run private workshops for one or two people in my studio. These allow you the chance to have a bit more choice over what you make and allow you to try your hand at some more complex techniques which might not be suitable within a group environment. If you have a younger child who would love to try their hand at jewellery making (recommend 12+), this would be the ideal way as they can be far more closely supervised and you can decide yourself which stages of the make you are happy for them to do or which you would prefer to do yourself.
Click here for details of my current group workshops . If you wish to discuss a private workshop package, or to book in your own larger group, then get in touch.