One day classes

My one day classes for Silver Jewellery Making and Metal Clay are held at Woodley and Maidenhead. I also organise beading and gemmology days at Woodley.

Information on Classes Restarting

I am planning to start teaching again in September for my termly classes and  I will also timetable in some one day workshops.  There might be a couple a little earlier than the September start but all of you who are on the contacts list will receive an email inviting you to book them if you wish.

I am waiting until September in the hope that all who want it will have had the chance to be vaccinated by then.

When Norden Farm confirm with me their way forward with one day classes I will post it here and I believe these could start the same week as Oakwood but it is early days yet for them to be thinking about courses in September.

If you have been on my contacts list but do not receive an email from me and see I have timetabled dates in by looking at my web pages please do let me know so I can check whether you are still on the list.

One day classes at Woodley are booked through me. I send out the dates to all those on my one day classes contacts list as I timetable them. If you wish to be added to my contacts list for these classes please email me.
One day classes at Norden Farm are booked through Norden Farm Centre For The Arts website. If the class you want is full call Norden Farm Box Office to be placed on their waiting list.

About the Silver Jewellery Day
Whether a beginner or someone with experience you will leave with finished jewellery pieces you will be proud of. If a beginner you will be guided through projects that will build your technical skills as well as completing finished pieces to take away. If experienced you can progress your skills and if there is something specific you wish to cover do contact me to talk this through by emailing me at

10 – 4 costs £50 + materials that you use. Materials can be purchased from the tutor.

Dates at Woodley – The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, RG5 4JZ
Saturday 28 March 2020 (Cancelled)

Dates at Maidenhead – Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Altwood Road, SL6 4PF
Saturday 25 April 2020 (Cancelled)

About the Silver Metal Clay Days
At Woodley and Maidenhead
Tutor Janet Richardson

The objective of the day is to enable you to use a pack of silver metal clay and be able to make something at home. You will make three items and learn many techniques including texturing, rolling, cutting, forming, stone setting, sintering, cleaning up and polishing. I try to keep the techniques separate from the traditional skills you learn on the Silver Jewellery Days.

The day runs 10 – 4 and costs £50 + the materials. Metal clay can vary in price but a general guideline 10grms of silver metal clay + a stone + pure silver wire comes to around £22. Materials are purchased from the tutor.

Sunday 10 May 2020 (Cancelled)

About the Bead and Wire Jewellery Day – Woodley – The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, RG5 4JZ
Tutor Diane Estornel

10 – 4 costs £50 + materials used
Learn the techniques required to design and make unique beaded necklaces and bracelets. Find out about different tools and stringing materials, learn to crimp, create dangles and attach clasps. Leave with a range of skills you have learned and pieces you have made.

Saturday 16 May 2020 (Cancelled)

Gemmology – Diamonds and Pearls
Tutor Sally Spencer

A one-day course taking you through one of the classic gemstone combinations – diamonds and pearls.
We will look at natural diamond formation, the history of cutting and polishing, grading and imitation stones as well as looking at the diamond industry and synthetic diamonds. The second part of the day will look at the interesting world of pearls, including how these are formed and farmed.
The day will be suitable for those who have completed our Introduction to Gemmology day or those who are approaching the subject for the first time and will be a mixture of theory and practical work.

10.00 – 16.30 cost – £65

Sunday 23 February 2020 (FULL)

No more dates set yet, but if you are interested in registering for future dates please email me at

About the Introduction to Gemmology – Woodley – The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, RG5 4JZ
Tutor Sally Spencer

This one day course will introduce the student to gemmology and gemstones as well as explaining how the characteristics of different gemstones can be used by a gemmologist to identify them.
Students will be taught how to use a 10x loupe to look at both internal and external features of gemstones and have the opportunity to look at a variety of different stones.
The use of some of the testing equipment used by gemmologists will be demonstrated and then students will have the opportunity to try these for themselves to see in practice some of the theory discussed during the day.
Students will also be introduced to synthetic, imitation, treated and composite materials before having the opportunity to look at examples of these.
The day concludes with a section concentrating on diamonds, their properties and their imitators, treatments and synthetic diamond.

10.00 – 16.30 cost – £65

No more dates set yet, but if you are interested in registering for future dates please email me at