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Gill Bridgestock Metal Artist

Contact name: Gill Bridgestock
Rating
(3)
2 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

bronze badge
Copper dish morning course
Next date: Oct 7th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
28 Jun 22'

Wendy Beecher reviewed: Copper dish morning course

"All Gill's classes are a joy to attend! In this copper workshop Gill takes participants through every bit of the process, bringing her knowledge and expertise to offer encouragement, advice, help where necessary, but never imposing her own ideas...delighted with my beautiful copper dish (a perfect memento for my son and daughter-in-law's copper wedding anniversary!), plus printed instructions and explanations. A very enjoyable morning in a pleasant location, you just need to bring yourself!"

11 Jun 22'

Holly Lyon-Hawk reviewed: Make Two Pewter Bangles 1/2 Day Course

"This workshop was amazing! So much fun and laughter and who knew I coild ever have made my own bangle! Thank Gill so VERY much! Gill is lovely, kind and a great teacher! Can't recommend this enough! 🌟💫"

Gill Bridgestock Metal Artist responded:

" Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed the course!"

8 Jun 22'

Wendy Love Hinds reviewed: Copper Cuff Workshop

"This was a fabulous course where we all got to create an individual cuff using new skills, as none of the group had ever worked with any metal before! Gill was a wonderful patient tutor who explained techniques clearly, was always at hand to support while still encouraging our own individual creativity. It was amazing to walk away after a morning's work with a finished piece of jewellery that's a joy to wear. I look forward to doing another of Gill's workshops in the not too distant future!"

Gill Bridgestock Metal Artist responded:

" Thanks Wendy, I'm so glad you got a lot out of this. It makes it all worth while knowing that the skills you learned can be used and built upon as you wish in the comfort of your own home. "

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