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I offer jewellery making workshops in my own studio in Newcastle upon Tyne as well as several galleries across the North East of England – choose from a range of short courses, evening classes, taster sessions and many more. Workshops focus on the medium of Art Clay Silver – an easier material to start silver jewellery making – but can also include simple silversmithing techniques. Group sizes are small, with flexible times to suit you: half day, evening and weekend sessions and also the option of one to one tuition.
This is one of the most satisfying green wood projects and the course is suitable for beginners and intermediate learners alike. This chair uses the natural properties of green wood to produce incredibly strong, glue-free joints. During the course you will learn to split wood, and shape it using draw knife and spoke shaves. Using […]
We will begin the day by making the first of three types of mini book… an ingenious ‘instant book’, created from just one sheet of paper, and some clever folding and cutting! We will then move onto our first two stitched books, single section pamphlet stitched, three and five hole books. Using the skills and […]
Imagine a pot that looks like a garden fence with flowers and grass glowing up and around the base of your fence, will it have white panels? Maybe blue? Will snowdrops adorn the base or perhaps you imagine trailing ivy up the slats? In this Workshop you will create a pot themed like an English […]
Learn how to design and create an item of jewellery using rivets and explore traditional jewellery making techniques such as annealing, forming, filing and texturing. You will primarily be working with copper and silver and construct at least one item of jewellery. A selection of found materials will be available for you to use but […]
Create a 30 x 30cm 6 panel lampshade from beautiful recycled papers. You will be provided with a pattern, which you will have the opportunity to customize to suit your taste, and the light shade frame (which can be an up or down lighter). You will spend the day working with vintage papers to create […]
Be inspired by Katie’s highly decorative ceramics to create a porcelain envelope wall pocket with hand built 3D elements. Throughout the day you will learn hand-building techniques, how to make ceramic florals, patterning, impressing textures and adding designs with coloured glazes to create your personalised envelope. All pieces will be fired by Katie and you […]
Invite wildlife into your garden with a unique handmade bird feeder, sprinkle in some bird feed and enjoy your creation all year round. In this Workshop you will create a bird feeder; hand built, designed and decorated by you. You will be shown a variety of decoration methods to help your creative juices flow… whether […]
The leafy face that adorns many gardens is called the green man, he signifies winters end and spring’s beginning. What leaves will you choose to adorn yours? Will it be a man or woman? A smiling face or features hidden and poking through the foliage? You can even bring along real leaves, flowers, foliage to […]
Learn to decorate and colour anodised aluminium, whilst creating a cuff or pendant. You will try out several colouring and patterning processes along with simple jewellery techniques to produce something truly unique! Cost: £65. To book, please follow the web link below.