It has been a busy year already with classes booking quickly. There's been lots of learning and exciting stuff made; look at the pictures on the Termly Classes and One Day Classes pages to see some examples. Autumn One Day Classes at Woodley will soon be booking with the addition of a Gemmology Day taught by Sally Spenser.
The gemmology day I arranged sold out within 3 hours so I will be organising another in the New Year. If you wish to go onto the contact list for this or any of the other one day classes do email me and I will add you.
Wokingham Arts Trail
It was a wet weekend but this did not dampen spirits and stop people coming out. Sarah, Caroline and I had great fun and received lovely comments about our work and venue. It was great to meet people and hear their thoughts and talk jewellery. Wokingham Arts Trail is becoming a must do in peoples diaries, look out for next year’s trail, usually around the 3rd weekend of September.
Trip to London
I organised another trip to London to tour the assay office and shop for stones and bullion. This was again enjoyed by all so I will be organising another trip in 2019.
Well the snow fell in February but it did not stop us going to London to visit Goldsmith's Hall to see their Resource/Library Centre and the exhibition that was on there. Unfortunately we could not get a tour of the assay offfice as David Merry, who does the tours was too far out in the countryside to be able to tackle the snow to get in. I organised a further trip and those who went saw and learned about the hallmarking process and much more besides.
Goldsmith's Hall is a wonderful building and it is free to go in with an exciting timetable of exhibitions, added to that a lunch stop at Has at the end of the road and it is a perfect day out.