"My second visit in May was focused on making a fine silver mount for a peridot stone (for later fixing to my ongoing project). It was a fresh challenge and a very intricate task of shaping and soldering, requiring accurate measuring and repeated checking to get a good fit. Now I am ready for the next stage of my project. Lucy has kindly given me the names of some wonderful suppliers of cords and silk threads. She has acquired for me stones and fine-guage sanding paper. She even gave me salts for a soak for my bruised foot! Thank you Lucy for your kind support."
"I was so lucky with the weather for my first visit in May, enjoying lunch and tea breaks in Lucy’s picturescque garden. The irises were in bloom and I sat under the spectacular scented wisteria, looking out towards the Clwydian hills: very relaxing. Throughout the day, I absorbed numerous hints and tips (as usual); this time, about different ways of finishing metals; I also had a recap on riveting. The day ended so quickly, but I am returning soon - to continue my project with stone setting. Can’t wait!"
"At this session I forgot to bring my wire which was essential for the chain I'm making. This was no problem Lucy managed to provide me with some which was even better than the original. We discussed design for this and my next project. Before I knew it the day was over. Another full and informative day with Lucy"
"I experienced a day with Lucy that delivered the skills and knowledge required to make items that are unique and of a good standard. Lucy as a tutor is so knowledgeable and demonstrates skills of excellent silver smith work and ensured as a learner that I understood all aspects of my project so I could carry out those skills safely. I went with a definite idea of what I wanted to make and Lucy took me through it all calmly and explained so much of the process. I would recommend her courses to anyone just wanting to have a go at jewellry making and to the more experienced who want to widen their repertoire. Thank you Lucy it was a fantastic day and I love my silver bangle and ring. X"
"I had a two day course on a one to one basis with Lucy. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Lucy is really welcoming, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I was guided through the design process before we commenced work on a pendant. Then each process was explained fully and clearly so that at the end of the two days I was left with an item I was proud of, a piece of jewellery my wife adores and more importantly skills I will hopefully use over and over again."
"Yet again, a wonderful day’s tuition with Lucy. This time learning how to work with Titanium and change its colour. After a couple of test samples, a perfect blue for my design was achieved. The day over so quickly, I leave with lots of inspiration, and can’t wait for my next visit in May."
"Had a great day in the Easter holidays with Lucy. Such a fabulous relaxing, creative day, never could have imagined I could have made a bracelet and ring that looked so good. Lucy's calm, friendly gentle teaching and expertise, resulted in something I was so proud of, and even got my rings polished in the process! Thank you so much, cant wait to do more with you and already booking my next 2 days. Cant recommend a day with Lucy highly enough."
"Joined Lucy for a one day course. Had lots of discussion and great advice before attending the course with regard to what we would work on and what I would need to buy and where from. Had a lovely day working with my seaglass and pottery to create some lovely silver mounts and pieces. Lucy is a great teacher, very informative. She also supplied photos, supply lists and details of techniques used. Well worth it!"
"I really enjoyed my day at Lucy's studio. She was very knowledgeable and had many years experience to guide me through the day. In one day I managed to create 2 beautiful bangles. Lucy allowed me freedom to make my own creative choices about what I made whilst guiding me on what was achievable for a beginner. Highly recommend."
"My first day in Lucy's workshop was more than I was expecting. Yes, Lucy is a fantastic teacher; I had forgotten the pleasure of being well taught. My creation is bringing me joy and I feel so proud of myself. But I also want to mention the serenity, shared thinking, creative process and whole environment which is so conducive to learning. A memorable day."
"Another day with Lucy and my pendant is complete. I don't have to worry as after we have solved the conundrum of what to do with the chain, I have so many other projects in mind. Although working with Lucy has enabled my knowledge skills and confidence soar. I realise I'm only scratching the surface of my jewellery making journey and I hope she will accompany me for a long time to come imparting her wisdom along the way."
"I would thoroughly recommend Lucy to anyone interested in making a bespoke piece of jewellery. Her class was so much fun, she was patient and so knowledgable. Its great to have one on one help. I had a great day and came home with two bangles that I 'm very proud of, can't wait to come back!
Thank you so much
"This week I have been expertly guided by Lucy to create unusual resin work together with one of my favourite techniques - reticulation. I produced two silver reticulated pendants and a pair of earrings. I can't wait to wear them as they are so unusual. Lucy's attention to detail ensures that each and every piece you create with her is finished to the highest standard."
"My friend and I came to Lucy for a one day course as complete beginners, we had a fabulous day. Lucy is so patient and knowledgeable, she really goes the extra mile. I am so proud of the two bangles I made (and extremely jealous of the fabulous, brilliantly equipped studio space!). Would thoroughly recommend, we will be back soon."
"I recently attended a course with Lucy and was not disappointed. Lucy's attention to detail is second to none. I received one to one tuition and ended up producing a silver cuff bracelet and was taught how to set a stone on the bracelet. Thank you. Will be back."
"Excellent two day course in Hammering, Texturing and Soldering. Lucy was extremely patient and explained each and every step in great detail to ensure that you understood and knew exactly what you were doing. Step by step instructions, complemented by constant photographing ensured that I have up to the minute notes of my own projects. Looking forward very much to the next couple of days."
"In the two day course on Etching and Piercing that I attended with Lucy last week, I feel that I have learnt so much. Lucy is extremely knowledgeable and explains in great detail what needs to be done. She is both thorough and detailed in all that she does. I look forward to learning more in the near future. Many, many thanks for the help, cups of tea and the wheat pack for my bad back! She has been truly inspirational."
"A riveting day with Lucy. Last time we made the rivets and this time we used them to put my pendant together with a bit of soldering along the way. A fair bit of breath holding and sighs of relief when it all fitted. I could see how the mathematical equations we used earlier in my project were vital. I can feel my confidence growing as Lucy has enabled me to approach my project in such a way that it looks so much more professional than I could have ever anticipated"
"I had a wonderful day with Lucy introducing me to some of the basic techniques involved in working with silver.It was quite an intense day to produce my three stacking rings but the 1 to 1 teaching allows you to absorb as much knowledge as possible and the time flies.
Can't wait to go back !"
"Lucy is incredibly knowledgeable. She has a great teaching style and it felt very like we worked together. She is informative and thoughtful in her approach. I have been hobbying for some time and working with Lucy has given me the confidence to move on to the next step of casting. The documented photos of progress are great reminders and the resources Lucy shared super helpful. Great to learn from a fabulous craftswoman like Lucy."
"I had such a good day learning how to create my piece of jewellery. Lucy was patient and so nice. I had 121 tuition and was so pleased with my piece. I am looking forward to going back and learning new techniques . Would recommend this course for anyone with an intetest in making their own jewellery."
"I have been back to Lucy for another day of learning and again I was not disappointed as she imparted more technical information to enhance my pendant. We were working on the rivets to hold the piece together and the end is in sight. Even though this has been a project that has taken time it's been necessary. I have not got a piece that could be made easily or bought anywhere but a truly unique hand crafted distinctive object.
I am still learning from
Lucy and can't wait for the next session"
"Super birthday treat with my best friend Carol - Lucy was very patient but let us develop our own designs and her training and attention to detail was excellent. Would fully recommend this anyone interested in making their own special piece of jewellery, even if a complete beginner like us!"