Contact Name: Charlotte Tollyfield
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I am a Sheffield based silversmith, designing and making my own contemporary silverware and copper pieces that I exhibit throughout the UK. I also take on both private and corporate commission work. More recently I have started offering silversmithing courses from my workshop in the heart of Sheffield's cultural quarter, focusing on the key skills of this ancient and noble trade.
This course was a surprise gift so I had no idea about what was involved in raising a bowl.
Charlotte was most welcoming and easy to get on with. She was also extremely patient, as I found the flames and acid kind of scary to begin with ( I can't even use a lighter easily!) but I soon became an old hand at it. Her demonstrations helped me to understand what to do and she offered advice through out. It was hard work but well worth the effort.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was very impressed with the bowl I managed to produce.
We had a great 2 days learning how to raise a copper bowl. Starting with a flat disc Charlotte took us through the process step by step, clearly demonstrating and explaining the techniques and how to use the various tools. We would highly recommend the course and enjoyed the whole experience.
This was my first experience of making anything since school, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Charlotte was a great tutor, friendly and not at all intimidating. She gave the right level of guidance and then allowed us to get on with the task, offering help where necessary. It was also a privilege to watch her at work. I was surprised how good the copper bowl looked by the end of the second day. I'd definitely recommend the experience to others.