Jewellery Summer School – 5 Day Jewellery Making Course
Jewellery Summer School – 5 day intensive course (10 – 4 pm each day)
This 5 day intensive course will introduce you to the basics of jewellery making. Each day, we will cover different skills to enable you to make other items beyond those we cover during the course. After spending the first few days learning the skills, you will utilise these in several finished projects using sterling silver. This 5-day course runs every August, in addition I also run a similar 4-day option at various times throughout the year (Usually half-term holidays). See my website for details of all courses.
Jewellery Summer School - 5 day intensive course (10 - 4 pm each day) This 5 day intensive ...
Glass Fusing and Bezel Setting Workshop
New Course for Summer 2022 – (Suitable for beginners)
This is an exciting new 2-day course where you will get to make your own fused glass cabochon and then set it into a bezel to make a beautiful ring or pendant. Each day starts are 10 am and finishes at roughly 4 pm.
Day 1 – Will we make some basic fused glass cabochons using a variety of dichroic glass and other coloured glass before firing in a microwave kiln. Then in the afternoon while the glass is cooling we will make a practice ring using copper so that you can try out all the necessary jewellery making techniques such as measuring a ring to size, filing, cutting and soldering etc. You will get the chance to make several glass cabochons so you can choose your favourite for day 2.
Day 2 – The second day will be spent making a piece of sterling silver jewellery using your chosen glass cabochon made on day 1. You make a ring, pendant or halo pendant from silver and then create the bezel from scratch for your chosen dichroic glass cabochon.
Materials included are- A selection of dichroic glass, coloured and clear glass and frit etc for creating fused glass cabochons. All silver needed to create a sterling silver ring or pendant, plus copper for the practice ring.
Please note – this course is not designed to give you an in-depth knowledge of glass fusing. We will cover the basics to get you started fusing small amounts of glass in a microwave kiln. The learning outcome for the session is to create a glass cabochon and set it into a hand made bezel, with the result being an entire hand made item of jewellery.
Other Dates are available
New Course for Summer 2022 - (Suitable for beginners) This is an exciting new 2-day ...
Simple Bangle and Ring Workshop
Simple bangle and ring making workshop –
During this workshop, you will make your own sterling silver bangle and ring (1 bangle and 1 ring). The bangle you can make from either slim round or square wire, and you can add a texture, twist your wire or create a wave bangle if you like. You will also make a simple ring from the choice of wires available including beaded wire, or you can twist your wire, add some texture or create a wave ring if you like. I will guide you through the steps on how to add texture to your silver, cut and shape, file and finish with a final polish. You will be able to practice on copper or brass before deciding on your final designs.
Simple bangle and ring making workshop - During this workshop, you will make your ...
Silhouette Pendant and Earrings Workshop
Silhouette Pendant and Earrings –
During this session, I will guide you through the steps to make your own pendant and matching earrings from sterling silver sheet. You can choose the shape and either keep it simple or go for a more complicated design depending on previous experience. You can choose from a variety of shapes and designs such a square, circle, leaf shape, heart, butterfly shape or your favourite animal. You can also add texture or stamp a design or letters etc onto your chosen shape/design. You will practice on copper first before choosing which design to make in silver and finish off with a chain/earring wires. This session is great for learning about a variety of ways to add texture to silver and basic forming methods.
This workshop starts at 11 am and finishes around 4 pm. All sessions run throughout the year and other dates will be available. Full details are on the website
Silhouette Pendant and Earrings - During this session, I will guide you through the ...
Charm Bangle and Earrings Workshop
Simple charm bangle and earrings workshop –
During this workshop you will make your own sterling silver bangle using slim sterling silver wire (either round or square wire) and you can make a variety of different shaped bangles. You will also make a small silver charm to add to your bracelet and make a pair of matching dangly earrings. I will guide you through the steps on how to add texture to your silver, cut and shape, file and finish with a final polish. You will be able to practice on copper before deciding on a design. You will be supplied with enough silver wire for your bracelet and a small square sheet of sterling silver for your charm and earrings, plus sterling silver findings for your earrings.
Simple charm bangle and earrings workshop - During this workshop you will make your ...
Stone Set Stacking Rings
Stacking rings workshop (with a stone) 10 – 4 pm. This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some prior knowledge. This workshop is a slight variation on the stacking ring workshop with the addition of a stone set ring as one of the 3 stackers. You will make a set of 3 stacking rings, including one with a small stone, using a pre-made 6 mm bezel. I have a selection of stones to chose from, and you will be supplied with enough wire to make 3 rings. You can choose the finish by adding texture, make a twisted or plaited ring or leave one plain polished silver, the choice is yours! All silver is included and a 6 mm gemstone cabochon from the selection available.
Stacking rings workshop (with a stone) 10 - 4 pm. This workshop is suitable for beginners ...
Spinner Ring Workshop
Spinner ring workshop 11 – 4 pm. During this session, you will make your own spinner ring. You will practice first with copper to determine size and textures, and then move on to making a finished ring in silver. You can add 1, 2 or 3 rings to your wider band (depending on the metals you choose and your previous experience) and you can use a combination of metals and textures. The example shown is a wideband with the inside polished to a high shine, while the outside of the band has a matt finish. The ‘spinners’ are 2 thin rings, one silver and one brass for a contrasting colour. This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some prior knowledge.
Spinner ring workshop 11 - 4 pm. During this session, you will make your own spinner ...
During this workshop, you will learn how to create items from jesmonite. Jesmonite is a non-toxic, water-based 2 part resin system that dries to an opaque stone like finish. It is a great versatile material to work with and during this workshop you will learn how to create items by adding coloured pigments, using marbling techniques, adding foil and creating 2 tone effects. I have a wide variety of moulds to create coasters/trinket trays, trinket boxes and small plant pot/tea light holders. I also have some small bead moulds and open back jewellery bezels that you can try if you like. There is no limit on the amount of items you create, so you can create a whole set of coasters, or a combination of items. The choice is yours!
During this workshop, you will learn how to create items from jesmonite. Jesmonite is ...
10 Week Course in Jewellery Making
Jewellery Making 10 -week course – choice of days/times available, Wednesday evening 6.30 – 8.30 pm or Friday morning 10.00 – 12.00 pm. The next intake starts week beginning April 25th 2022. I also run an intermediate level course (see website for details).
This course is suitable for beginners or students with some prior knowledge. Beginners will start with using copper to learn basic techniques such as how to anneal metal, filing, forming, cutting metal with a piercing saw, adding texture and soldering. This course includes 1 ring making project in silver – Beginners will make a bezel set ring or halo pendant (either stone or sea glass), silver and stones for this will be supplied along with lots of copper for practising each technique. Students who have previously attended the beginners course will make a tube set ring (materials included) and for the rest of the course you can set your own projects. Students who haven’t made a bezel set ring can choose this option if they wish. Returning students will need to purchase their own silver for any further projects you want to undertake. Copper for practising and perfecting your design is supplied.
This course will run for 10 weeks starting week beginning 13th September and there will be a week off at half-term (last week of October) so a total of 10 sessions
Jewellery Making 10 -week course - choice of days/times available, Wednesday evening 6.30 - 8.30 pm ...
Bezel Setting a Stone or Sea Glass
Bezel setting a stone or sea glass – This workshop is better suited to those with some soldering and silver smithing experience. You will make a ring from silver, create the bezel for your stone or sea glass and solder it onto the ring base before finally setting a stone/glass of your choice. Silver and stones/sea glass are provided, however please feel free to bring your own stone/sea glass if you have something you want to use. (You can also make a necklace if you prefer).
Bezel setting a stone or sea glass - This workshop is better suited to ...
Halo/Infinity Necklace Workshop
Halo or infinity necklace – This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some prior experience. During this workshop, you will make your own pendant necklace using sterling silver wire. You can choose to make either a halo pendant or an infinity necklace. You can choose from a variety of wires and add a little texture, and you can also add a small cluster of beads to the halo pendant if you choose this design.
Halo or infinity necklace - This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with ...
Resin Jewellery Making Course
During this workshop, you will learn how to create jewellery with resin (epoxy resin). You can create various pieces testing out different colour combinations, adding inclusions such as flowers/petals, feathers, glitter/mica powers, confetti etc. Some silver plated bezels will be provided for creating pendants. Included is plenty of resin for your creations, pigments and items to set into resin available, but please feel free to bring anything along with you. Moulds for creating different shapes are also available. Items will need to be left to cure, so they can either be collected if you live locally, or if not I will post your items out to you.
During this workshop, you will learn how to create jewellery with resin (epoxy resin). ...
Ring Making Workshop – Wide Band
Textured ring band – For this workshop I will guide you through the steps to create a ring band (a wider flatter band rather than a slim stacking ring) adding texture or stamping a design or letters. You can practice on copper first, so if there is time you can take away a finished copper sample ring as well as a sterling silver ring.
Textured ring band - For this workshop I will guide you through the steps ...
Simple Ring Making Workshop
This workshop runs regularly throughout the year on Saturday and some Sundays. It is a 3-hour session with classes in the morning and the afternoon. This is a great jewellery making taster session.
This workshop runs regularly throughout the year on Saturday and some Sundays. It is ...
Make a Set of 3 Stacking Rings
This workshop runs regularly throughout the year, usually on a Saturday starting at 11 pm until 4 pm. This is a great session and suitable for beginners.
This workshop runs regularly throughout the year, usually on a Saturday starting at 11 pm ...
Jewellery Summer School – 4 day Jewellery Making and Silver Smithing Course
4-Day intensive jewellery making course. This course runs at various dates throughout the year, please see my website for all available dates. This is a great session for anyone wanting to learn jewellery making. The added benefit of an intensive course is that it really helps embed the knowledge.
4-Day intensive jewellery making course. This course runs at various dates throughout the year, ...
2 Day Mural Painting Course
Do you want to explore your creative talent? Would you like to try a contemporary, new and exciting way of painting? If Yes – then you are in the right place!!!
Joanna is one of the UK’s leading professional mural painters, and her mural art painting course is the only specialist mural painting course in the UK.
This 2-day course is designed to give you an exciting, fun, and inspiring painting experience, whatever your artistic skill level might be. This unique painting course is for anyone wanting to experience painting and creating a mural.
The course embraces all types of artistic skill level, from the beginner right through to experienced artist. This course is suitable for all artistic abilities and can be adapted to suit the individual.
Joanna runs the course from her home, a Grade II listed Coach House, set in the scenic Cheshire countryside.
Do you want to explore your creative talent? Would you like to try a ...
1 Day Mural Training Workshop For Artists
1 Day Mural Training Workshop For Artists
Joanna now shares her knowledge and skills with other artists – and invites you to come and spend a day at her home, set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, where she runs her unique one to one mural training workshop.
The mural training workshop is specifically designed for artists that want to learn how to create professional mural art.
1 Day Mural Training Workshop For Artists Joanna now shares her knowledge and skills with ...
Natural Skincare Course
Learn how to make your own skincare with all-natural ingredients – many of which you will find in your kitchen.
All the products we make on this course will be preservative free which means they are made without water and as such they are completely natural.
You will learn how to make a selection of natural skincare products for a fraction of the price of the major skincare brands.
Learn how to make your own skincare with all-natural ingredients - many of which ...
Live Online Soap Making Class
My award-winning soap making course is now available live online. It is an interactive course, and you will be sent a FREE starter kit in the post (UK only).
Make soap from the comfort of your own home with delicious natural ingredients.
Using the traditional method of soap making, you will make a batch of natural soap which is palm oil free and vegan friendly.
My award-winning soap making course is now available live online. It is an interactive ...
Soap Making Course
Learn how to make soap from nourishing natural ingredients using the traditional cold process method of soap making. All the soap we make is made from scratch, and you will make a selection of soaps to take home with you.
Learn with a multi Award Winning soap maker.
Rated Excellent on Trustpilot.
Learn how to make soap from nourishing natural ingredients using the traditional cold process ...
Beginners Introduction to Resin & Resin Art
We will show you how to create beautiful art whilst relaxing at the same time.
We will show you how to create beautiful art whilst relaxing at the same ...
Deep Buttoned Footstool
This one-day workshop is designed to give you an introduction to the craft, perfect if you want a taster into the world of upholstery and unleash your creative side.
You will learn about the tools and materials needed for upholstery and will be taught how to make one of our stylish footstools. The stools could be the centre piece of your lounge or bedroom, or are perfect for a snug or den.
The size of the stools are approx 55 cm wide x 70 cm long x 30 cm high.
For each stool you will be provided with the frame, legs and upholstery materials.
The workshop is perfect for beginners or for those with some experience looking to expand their skills.
You will learn to:
Staple elasticated webbing and hessian to a wooden frame in preparation for your deep buttoned footstool.
Prepare the foam for deep buttoning, including marking out the foam, drilling holes, and applying dacron.
Prepare your fabric including marking out for buttoning, measuring and cutting the fabric
Learn the process behind planning where the buttons will go.
Make your own fabric buttons.
Apply the buttons and to do pleating and corners.
Finish and fix the legs to your stool.
We keep the class size to no more than six people, so you will get lots out of the day. We supply you with all the tools & materials including a metre of fabric from the fabulous Warwick Amatheon Wool range which retails at £40 per metre.
You need to choose the fabric colour and confirm this when you book the course. Alternatively, you can view the fabric colours available and order free fabric samples via the Warwick website.
If you need any help with fabric selection, then please get in touch with us, and we can point you in the right direction.
The workshops are held in our beautiful workshop, a converted Methodist Chapel, in Scholar Green nestled in the peaceful Cheshire countryside.
The course will start at 9am, finishing at approximately 4.30-5pm. Hot drinks are included throughout the day. You will need to bring your own packed lunch with you.
Our footstools are both decorative and practical for personal use, but also a lovely gift to be given to family or friends too.
You could attend the workshop and make the footstool for yourself, or buy it as an experience day for a creative loved one. If you are buying as a gift, please leave their name in the ‘additional information section’ at the check-out.
The safety of our clients and staff are always of upmost importance.
Our COVID-19 safety features are detailed below to allow for your wellbeing and creativity to co-exist.
*Each workshop kept to a maximum of six attendees.
*Online pre-booked sessions only.
*Masks / Face Visors to be worn at clients own discretion. It is not compulsory.
*A large open workspace with social distancing measures in place.
*Protective screens between split workspaces.
*Hand sanitisers situated throughout all areas.
*Each attendee is provided with their own tools.
*Shared handheld tools are cleaned between use.
*Track and Trace.
This one-day workshop is designed to give you an introduction to the craft, perfect ...
Stool Upholstery Workshop
One day workshop where you will be taught to make one of our stylish stools with a choice of industrial style legs. It is suitable for beginners.
You will learn all about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
You will be taught techniques such as gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making piping and making fabric side panels.
You need to supply 1 metre of your own fabric and a packed lunch.
One day workshop where you will be taught to make one of our stylish ...
Storage Crate Upholstery Workshop
A one-day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our stylish footstool storage crates. It is suitable for beginners. You will learn all about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
You will be taught techniques such as gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making and applying buttons.
You need to supply 1 metre of your own fabric and a packed lunch
A one-day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our ...
Studio Health and Safety for Potters
This course gives you all the information you need to run your studio safely, and also how to evaluate how much truth there is in some of the health and safety posts on social media and elsewhere.
This course gives you all the information you need to run your studio safely, ...
Product Safety for Potters
This course teaches you all you need to know to make work that is safe for the user. This covers glaze stability and food safety; making work microwave, oven, dishwasher and freezer proof; electric lamps and candleholders, and all the other aspects of producing good, safe, functional work.
This course teaches you all you need to know to make work that is ...
Woodcarving for Beginners – Ness Botanic Gardens, Cheshire
Woodcarving for Beginners. Age 18+. Enjoy a relaxing and friendly weekend learning something new, tools, materials and course notes supplied.
This practical 2-day weekend course is designed for complete beginners with no previous experience. Learn the basic skills necessary to creatively carve wood with hand tools.
For further information and to book, please email us.
Woodcarving for Beginners. Age 18+. Enjoy a relaxing and ...
Fused Glass Wall Panel & Bowl Workshop
A fabulous fused glass class for total beginners or improvers. Create your own fused glass wall panel in just 1 day, alternatively you may split this into two & create bowls or tiles so there’s lots of options for you to choose from. Size 60x30cms. Explore your own ideas or follow our easy templates, work with cut glass, pigments, bubbles, wire and organic materials too. Just call or email to book…firstname.lastname@example.org www.thesilverzebra.co.uk Dates & details can be found on our website
A fabulous fused glass class for total beginners or improvers. Create your own fused ...
This fantastic course will cover all the basics of traditional signwriting, from preparation, layout and design, to shading, lining and brushwork, and you will have your own painted sign (and new-found skills) to take home with you at the end of the week for all to admire.
This fantastic course will cover all the basics of traditional signwriting, from preparation, layout ...
3 Day Fused Glass Course – Cheshire
This 3 day fused glass workshop is our most popular class we deliver, it’s relaxed, hands on, practical, full of hints and tips with step-by-step guidance and is suitable for complete beginners or improvers. Projects include glass tiles, jewellery, candle bridges, bowls, panels, pebbles, lace and sculpture. Deborah founded The Silver Zebra studio in 2004 and has boundless knowledge in glass with over 35yrs of inherited glass artistry from her family too. As with all of our classes we include our fabulous 2-course farmhouse lunch, so it’s a lovely part of the day we can all chat and relax, it’s also a good opportunity to ask questions! Please visit our website for dates, call or email… email@example.com 01270526014 www.thesilverzebra.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you
This 3 day fused glass workshop is our most popular class we deliver, it’s ...
Introduction to Fused Glass
Learn the art of fused glass on this 1 day Fused Glass workshop for complete beginners. You can create at least 6 projects on this workshop and our price includes all the materials you will need and our fabulous 2-course farmhouse lunch.
Learn the art of fused glass on this 1 day Fused Glass workshop for complete ...
These workshops offer an introduction to Silversmithing and allow you to experience many of the simple skills used by Silversmiths.
These workshops offer an introduction to Silversmithing and allow you to experience many of ...
Raku Kiln Firing
Japanese Raku Kiln Firing method.
Great Fun, Steam, Smoke and Flames. If you have tried Raku before you know what fun it is, if not you have a great experience ahead of you.
The Potters Barn offers pottery sessions covering throwing on the potters wheel, handbuilding, explanation of glazing and firings.
The Potters ...