I'm pleased to be able to offer one more workshop for Spring/Summer. 13 June : An Introduction and 14 June : Pattern & Print. Workshops can be booked individually or as a comprehensive intro you can book the two together.

      13 JUNE 2024

Join me in my studio in Farley, Wiltshire for this hands-on introductory workshop to gain a thorough understanding of the basics of colouring and decorating anodised aluminium. You will have the opportunity to learn a host of colouring and decorative techniques whilst creating a simple piece of jewellery.

You will come away from the workshop with a good set of samples, a completed piece of jewellery, notes, a list of suppliers and the confidence to continue exploring the subject alone. 

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with jewellery making experience who are looking to add a little colour to their work.

10am - 4pm
Max 4 students
£150 including workshop materials
(or £250 when booked with Pattern & Print)
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COLOURED ALUMINIUM : Pattern & Print       14 JUNE 2024
Anodised aluminium is a fascinating and diverse material, which can be decorated to produce stunning effects for contemporary jewellery, craft and sculpture.

Working with pre-anodised aluminium you will focus on the decorative colouring of the material.  You will be introduced to a host of printmaking techniques through demonstrations and discussions; including block printing, collagraph and mono-print.  There will be a strong emphasis on the use of found, recycled and foraged natural materials to produce unexpected textures and patterns. 

You will create a series of samples and notes as you try out each colouring technique, providing a useful reference collection, whilst being encouraged to experiment and explore the capabilities of the material.  The course will cover the considerations required when designing for anodised aluminium.

You can expect to come away from the course with a good set of samples and the confidence to continue exploring the subject alone.  You will be given notes and a useful list of suppliers during the course.

10am - 4pm
Max 4 students
£150 including workshop materials
(or £250 when booked with An Introduction)
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You are welcome to join me in the studio for a workshop designed just for you. Whether you'd like to learn a specific technique for anodising aluminium or require some one-one tuition, I can put together a day or half-day tailored to suit your needs. Bookings can be made for individuals or groups of a maximum of four. Please get in touch to discuss dates and bookings.

14 - 15 December 2024
West Dean College, East Sussex

Over the years it’s been a joy to share my passion for colourful aluminium through workshops and as a visiting tutor and lecturer. Whether teaching from my STUDIO in Wiltshire, or out and about at MORLEY COLLEGE in London, or the beautiful WEST DEAN COLLEGE in Sussex, I like to create a relaxed environment where the emphasis is on playfulness and discovery. Whilst I guide students with demonstrations and practical advice, each aspect of the course serves as a springboard for individuals to experiment and develop their own visual language. I support each student, to allow them to build on their skills and confidence whilst exploring this fascinating and limitless subject. In 2010 I wrote a book - 'Coloured Aluminium Jewellery: design & make'. This was a wonderful opportunity to bring together all of the research, experimentation and educational projects I had undertaken during the first decade of my jewellery practice.  There is always more to learn, there are more techniques to be discovered and inovative adaptations to be made within this relatively young field of work and its. 

Terms & Conditions
Workshops + Courses
Studio workshops are suitable for adults over the age of 18 unless by prior agreement. 
Payment is non-refundable, however the booking can be transferred to another course as long as the change is made at least four weeks before the original course date. In this case, a 10% administration charge will be deducted and the new course date must be within one year of the transfer. Course dates are occasionally subject to change, in which case an alternative date will be found to suit all students. We reserve the right to cancel any course. If this is the case, it will be rescheduled or a full refund will be made.