Gill Bridgestock Metal Artist

Contact name: Gill Bridgestock
Total bookings
8 months
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Gill trained with silversmith Owen Madhloppe-Philips at adult education for five years. Four pieces of jewellery were hired by BBC drama New Tricks and worn by Anna Calder-Marshall in the episode “Objects of Desire”. Gill also makes small silverware, her stamp for precious metals is with the London Assay office for hallmarking. Over the years Gill has also enjoyed the wonderful design possibilities of pewter encouraged by The Worshipful Company of Pewterers at Pewter Live 2014 winning the award for Design and Collectability. Gill makes sculptures for the home. Gill is also a member of The Association of Pewter Craftsmen and her work has the seahorse and ABPC stamp on her high-end pieces. Modern pewter is an alloy of tin, antimony and copper, and it no longer contains lead and is, therefore, safe to serve food. Contemporary pewter conforms to BS and EU standards. Gill also enjoys working with copper and often uses oxidation and gold leaf to enhance the piece.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Copper Cuff Workshop
Next date: 10th Mar 2023
4 places left
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Make a coloured copper dish with Gill Bridgestock
Next date: 24th Feb 2023
2 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
25 Nov 22'

Teresa Robinson reviewed: Autumn copper wreath workshop with Gill Bridgestock

"I attended this course last week and thoroughly enjoyed it . Gill had everything ready for us to successfully complete the wreath with clear instructions. Even as a total novice it was very satisfying to have an end product that I will be very proud to display ."

Gill Bridgestock Metal Artist responded:

" Thanks Teresa your creative skills showed no bounds and your creation cries out to be on show! X"

24 Oct 22'

Becky reviewed: Autumn copper wreath workshop with Gill Bridgestock

"I had a fabulous time creating my Autumn wreath. Gill is obviously a very talented artist but she had prepared the resources so that it was very accessible to a beginner. My wreath now has pride of place above my fireplace and will come out every autumn. "

Gill Bridgestock Metal Artist responded:

" Thanks so much Becky! X"

23 Oct 22'

Mariette Murphy reviewed: Autumn copper wreath workshop with Gill Bridgestock

"A wonderful morning spent with a lovely group making beautiful copper leaf wreaths. Gill is an excellent teacher giving guidance but allowing us to play with the copper. We all came out feeling like we had learnt a new skill and with something beautiful to show for it! Highly recommended!"

Gill Bridgestock Metal Artist responded:

" Thank you Mariette xx"

22 Oct 22'

Christina reviewed: Autumn copper wreath workshop with Gill Bridgestock

"Thoroughly enjoyed it! "

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