Sugar flower making taster day with award winning artisan sugar artist



Spend a relaxing, craft filled day learning the techniques needed to create a beautiful, delicate sugar flower or cold porcelain flower corsage with award winning artisan sugar artist Jill Tisbury.
No firing is required so you will leave with your finished item.

Workshops currently run on demand on any day of the week - please select 'Ask a Question' button to contact me with any specific queries about dates.
Great experience day for bridal parties and mums and bride days.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All the materials needed to complete your chosen flower are included. Typically we make a rose corsage, but let me know if you have a particular flower in mind. You will have full use of all the tools, dusts, cutters and veiners in my purpose built studio.
Drinks, biscuits and usually cake are provided throughout the workshop along with a light lunch.


Jill Tisbury at The Rushden Sugarsmith


28 Yarrow Close
NN10 0XL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
Mary - - #20274

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Jill - it was good to learn some new techniques, she is a very good teacher, patient and helpful, and very experienced. I was thrilled with the peony spray I took home, and am completely hooked on cold porcelain. I have ordered an airbrush, having had a go with Jill's, and although I have lots of cutters and equipment already, I am going to invest in a few more pieces, ready for my new venture. Thank you so much Jill, for inspiring me.

In-person course
Dorothy - - #15056

I recently attended this course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jill is an excellent tutor and shares her knowledge and enthusiasm effortlessly and patiently. I learnt so much in just one day and have been inspired to learn more.
I highly recommend this course. Thank you, Jill, for a lovely day.

In-person course
Janet Williams - - #14561

Thank you Jill for a lovely day in your wonderful studio and for the excellent lunch. I had no great expectation of what I might produce by the end of the class, but thoroughly delighted and surprised with my beautiful, very professional looking, spray of yellow roses.
I had not made a successful sugar flower before meeting Jill, despite many attempts following videos on YouTube. Having taken on the task of making my daughter’s wedding cake, I found Jill on this site and immediately booked my class, and I’m so glad I did. Jill is extremely talented (and patient!) and explained and demonstrated every step of the way. The whole day was so relaxed and passed in a flash.
I can thoroughly recommend the taster day, and look forward to further classes.

In-person course
Nina Simmons - - #11929

Wow, what can I say, Jilly, thank you so much for a fabulous day. From the start I was convinced I could not produce anything that could look like a flower. I normally have little patience, but with your exceptional patience and step by step guidance what we all achieved as new beginners was amazing and I would recommend this beginners course to anyone.

In-person course
Nina Simmons - - #11930

I returned to Jill's studio after completing the one day sugarcraft course but this time for two days. on this occasion i wanted to create a poinsettia display for my Christmas cake and I must say, what was achieved in two days surpassed my expectations. For me, (and as a novice), working with cold porcelain allowed me to be more creative and I found it more easier to handle than sugar paste. I will booking onto a third course in 2018 as I have found the experience incredibly relaxing, fun and I must say, incredibly enjoyable, thank you Jill.

In-person course
Laura - - #11866

A thoroughly enjoyable workshop in the comfort of a beautifully clean and relaxing studio. Jill is an excellent tutor, with a calming nature. She makes you feel at ease and is full of encouragement from start to finish.
For someone who enjoys craft, but is not particularly artistic, I have created a piece of art I am proud to put on display 😊

In-person course
Sabrina - - #11858

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In-person course
Mary Prettyjohn - - #11824

I had never attempted anything this ambitious and was astonished at what I achieved with Jill's help and expertise! The studio is great and really well equipped and she is a wonderful (and very patient!) teacher and the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. Each step is explained and demonstrated and before you know it, you can create something you wouldn't believe possible - I made a spray of roses, with one closed bud, one partially opened and one full bloom, and I'm still amazed that I actually made them myself! The refreshments are also a bonus with a lovely lunch included. I can't wait to go back in the New Year and try cold porcelain and I thoroughly recommend her courses :-) Mary

In-person course
Heather Wigmore - - #11821

This was my very first time of making sugar flowers and I can’t believe what I achieved during the day. Jill explained each step and was so patient waiting for me to make each petal or leaf, even showing me again when needed. We had a wonderful home made lunch in her beautiful kitchen, with afternoon drinks and biscuits brought to us by her lovely husband during the afternoon. The day course went so quickly, I had a fantastic day and left to go home on a real high hardly believing what I had made. Jill is such a friendly talented lady, is a great teacher and puts you at ease. I have already booked for another lesson in the New Year with family, can’t wait 😊

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