The creative possibilities of Metal Clay are so exciting to me, I particularly enjoy working in silver, bronze and 24k keum boo gold. I am drawn to making elements made from a mosaic of applied pieces to create texture and pattern. A love of doodling, eastern and tribal jewellery also informs my own use of simple design and symbolism.
Moving back to beautiful Dorset provided the vital ingredients to keep the magic flowing: open spaces, extraordinary colour and beauty in nature, the pull of the sea and the ancient places that feel alive with history. So slow down, have a browse and take some time to fill your own cup. Choose a piece of jewellery just for you that reminds you of just how valuable you are - how unique and interesting too...
I have taught for over twenty years and have made teaching and learning a big part of my life. I have a PGCE and a Masters in Education from the University of Warwick specialising in mentoring. I am now a Senior Art Clay Instructor too. Before setting up my jewellery business I was one of a small group of writers to produce the National Education Programme for London 2012 Olympics, wrote the Doodle 4 Google art resources for schools and developed many other national programmes for schools and businesses. I am strongly persuaded of the restorative power of creativity.
Please look at my current courses - new courses are always in development and I am always happy to discuss one-to-one or small group sessions.
Take a look at what people have had to say about my courses on my testimonials page.
Please enquire if you are interested in small group or one to one bespoke teaching in any of the following areas:
-An introduction to silver clay: learn to roll, shape, refine and fire your own silver clay jewellery
-Adding colour to silver clay jewellery: add a pop of colour to your own jewellery with patinas and resin
-An introduction to base metal clays: learn to work with the fantastic possibililities of bronze and copper
-Adventures in paper clay: learn to use silver paper clay for exciting layering and mosiac effects
-Polymer clay effects: learn to create wonderful colour effects in polymer clay such as mokume gane
-Simple stone setting in metal clay: learn techniques for using firable stones in silver clay jewellery
-Making moulds from natural materials: imitate the beauty of nature by using moulds and silver clay
-Make a sage leaf ring in silver clay: capture the stunning textured of sage and other leaves in a bespoke ring