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2020 courses and workshops

In light of the current situation we find ourselves in, if you are interested in any of the courses please do email me to register your interst and I will keep in touch as we are able to return to teaching.

Wishing you all well in these challenging times


Having the amazing opportunity to look at some of the pieces within the Ashmolean's collection "up close and personal" as part of the day there makes it one of my favourite places to teach a workshop.  This workshop helped mark the re-opening of the Egyptian galleries
JASSO (Jewellery And Silver Society Oxford), North Abingdon

Now booking for Summer 2020 term of Beginner's silver jewellery making classes, taking students on a project-based journey through some of the techniques involved in crafting jewellery by hand, building on previously explored skills as we progress and Improver's silver jewellery making classes which are a mixture of set projects, demonstrations of new techniques and students exploring and working through their own designs.  The dates for the 10 week courses are 

Friday afternoons (1.30-4.30)
24 April, 1 May, 22 May, 29 May, 12 June, 19 June, 26 June, 3 July, 10 July, 24 July

Saturday afternoons (1.30-4.30)
25 April, 2 May, 23 May, 13 June, 20 June, 27 June, 4 July, 11 July, 18 July, 25 July

Friday morning Improver's class is currently full but do let me know if you would like to join the waiting list.

Please contact me if you would like more details on any of these courses.  

Civic Hall, Didcot

Diamond and Pearl day - Sunday 28 June  
A one-day course looking at natural diamond formation, history of cutting and polishing, grading and imitation stones as well as looking at synthetic diamonds. The second part of the day will look at the interesting world of pearls, including how they are formed and farmed.  Suitable for those who have been to the one day introduction course or those who are approaching the subject for the first time.

For further details or to book a place please contact me

More in depth gemmology days are currently being developed which will follow on from the Introduction days for those like myself who are obsessed with gems!  They will explore some of the different species and their associated varieties as well as proving more opportunities to study the stones using gemmological instruments. Please contact me if you would like to be added to the mailing list for further details once they are released.

Oxfordshire Arts - East Hendred

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Earring workshop. A day to explore this amazing material in a stunning new ceramics studio.  If you have heard about PMC and have always wanted to try working with it, this is the day for you as the day is suitable for both beginners and those who have worked with the material before.  We will look at making both stud and drop earrings, learning how to make our own earring hooks too. - POSTPONED

Further details and how to book are available on their website or please contact me if you would like further details.  

Jewellery tutors - if you have a group of students who would like to learn about gemmology do contact me as I am happy to visit and teach one day gemmology workshops for you. I also have a selection of unusual gemstones for sale which I am happy to bring to your classes.

Looking for a speaker? 
If you are looking for a speaker to talk about gems, diamonds, gemmology or jewellery I am happy to share my passion for what I do!  Please contact me to discuss talks available or subjects you might like me to cover.
PMC pieces featuring Keom Boo gold foil made during the workshop at the Ashmolean to tie in with their 
Heracles to Alexander the Great exhibition
Stone set rings made on a one day workshop
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