I have attended a few workshops taught by Joanne, including the stone set pendant workshop, and like the other workshops I've attended I've never been disappointed. Joanne is very knowledgeable and is always happy to pass on her knowledge and tips, and is a very patient and approachable tutor. I always love attending these workshops, and I highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in silversmithing/jewellery making.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you Anna! It is always lovely to have you in the studio - and especially lovely to show you my new studio this time! I hope your new pendant has been very much admired.
I had a brilliant day at this workshop and created a pendant that has been much admired! Jo is a fab teacher, getting the balance just right between giving support when needed, while allowing space to be creative and independent. The venue is ideal, easy to get to and has parking. I have already booked my next course with Jo and can't wait. Highly recommend.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you for your kind review Liz! I'm very pleased to hear that your pendant has been admired - as it should have been, it is lovely! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Great course, Joanne super knowledgeable and a very patient tutor to guide through step by step. Having never done anything like this, I found the hardest step was to pick the stone! You can definitely achieve a lovely pendant with no prior experience. I loved it that much I booked myself on another course in December. Have fun!
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:I'm so pleased you had such a good day Laure! Choosing the stone is often the hardest part, but your pendant is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you again in December!
From start to finish this has been he best workshop I have taken. The venue was lovely, tools and equipment in abundance. Jo was very warm, helpful and so relaxed in her approach. We all received a details booklet with instructions to take away. The tuition was amazing, Jo helped us all when we needed it and gave very clear instructions. We weren't rushed and we all completed our beautiful rings. I didn't think it was possible to make such lovely rings first time around. I would highly recommend this course. I booked immediately for the wave ring course and can't wait to attend. Amazing day.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you so much for your lovely review Marie! It was a pleasure having you in the workshop, and I am so impressed with the lovely rings everyone made.
Loved this course! Joanna is a very talented lady and has a natural ability to communicate with her students. Its so important to feel relaxed and therefore, be able to take on board instructions; not being afraid to 'have a go'. She certainly creates this empathic environment. Thank you Joanna. I'm looking forward to having another go and improving upon my creation.
(If I were to change one thing it may be the ratio of student-teacher. We were a sociable group of eight but maybe six would have been even better.)
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you for your kind words Tracey, I am very pleased to hear that you loved the course!
I was given Craft Courses vouchers for my birthday and I picked this as one of the workshops to do. I'm really pleased I did. It was wonderful from beginning to end. Jo is lovely and makes you feel at ease. She is very encouraging and an excellent teacher. The techniques are fun and very effective. I made a pendant and two pairs of earrings and the estimated cost of materials is just right. The venue is great and there is a plentiful supply of hot drinks and biscuits, which is always very important in my opinion! I highly recommend Jo's workshops and hope to do another one before long.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:I am so pleased that you enjoyed your birthday present Mary! It was lovely to meet you and to help you make your new jewellery. Hope to see you again!
My 16 year old son who has decided this is the career for him, recently had a two day private course with Joanne. She was so helpful and accommodating finding a time to fit him in out of term time and before exams. I cannot thank her enough.
He had the most fantastic time and gained so much experience during his short time with her. Her generosity of knowledge and experience is amazing and her teaching skills are excellent. They covered such a range of techniques and he had constant hands on experiences. It has given him the confidence and belief that he can do it and he is very keen to do another course soon. Can't recommend Joanne Tinley highly enough. Thank you Jo
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you for such a lovely review Heather! It was great to spend the time with Alex, and a priviledge to help him get started in this wonderful craft! I was very impressed with his attention to detail, and delighted with the chain that he made. I'd be very happy to have him back in the studio.
I really enjoyed this class, Joanne was lovely. She looked after us and provided very clear, concise instructions for completing our project.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you for coming Emma! It was great to meet you. I hope that your lovely pendant has been much admired!
Fab few hours creating a bespoke piece of sea glass jewellery with Jo’s help. Jo has so much patience, and helps you every step of the way. I’m not very creative but I really enjoyed this course and would love to come back again 😁
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you for coming on the workshop Maggie - your pendant was lovely, and it would be great to have you back in the studio any time!
I have already done a number of silversmithing courses and this was my first with Joanne Tinley. Course was good with just the right amount of time. Joanne was friendly and knowledgeable on the subject and the workshop was well equipped with tools.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:I am glad that you enjoyed the class Karen! Thank you for coming.
Really enjoyed this workshop, Jo always explains the processes really clearly and is accommodating whatever your level of expertise. The rolling mill enables you to make lovely embossed jewellery. Jo is happy to share her expertise, her workshops are really enjoyable and terribly addictive!
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you Sara! You made some lovely earrings and pendants, and I was impressed with how many pieces everyone made. Looking forward to having you in the studio again later this month!
I recently attended a stone setting course with Joanne and had such a great time ! Jo was calm, sweet and attentive. There were 8 of us on the course and I didn't feel as though I had to wait for Jo to assist me at any point, she was on hand each time I had a question. I learnt a lot and have already begun practicing at home. Such a lovely day. I would very highly recommend Jo and her courses :)
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you for your kind review Charlie. It was lovely to meet you, and I am impressed that you made not one but two stone set rings! They look beautiful together. Keep up the practice at home!
Another excellent course with Jo. This was my third visit to Jo’s studio and what a great day. Jo is a great teacher, really knows her stuff and is very generous with her knowledge. I learnt a lot. Thank you.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you Diana! It is always lovely to have you in the studio - thank you for coming on the workshop, your ring is beautiful!
lt was a great day. Joanne's instruction was very good and her workshop extremely well equipped. She helped us realise our ideas and produce beautiful pieces of jewellery. l made a gold on silver pendant and pair of drop earrings. Have already booked to go again.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you Dianne! Your butterfly pendant is beautiful. Looking forward to having you back in the studio for some stone setting in May!
My one to one tutorial was excellent and covered everything I asked for. I will be implementing soldering tips to improve my work and I am definitely on the look out for a rolling mill as I love texturing silver and copper. Joanne is a very patient and skilled teacher who made me feel very at home in her work shop. Thank you so much.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Very pleased to hear that we covered everything you needed Claire! It was lovely to have you in the studios. Have fun with your rolling mill when it arrives!
This was an amazing day, so much skill, enthusiasm and creativity shared amongst the small group of people. Thank you so much Joanne and I came away with just what I wanted. The workshop was paced perfectly and no one was made to feel silly for asking questions or needing extra help. If you are thinking about it stop thinking and just do it! I certainly intend to treat myself to another fantastic day.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you very much for your kind review Paula! It was great to have you in the studio, and I hope your new ring has been much admired!
I’m addicted to Jo’s workshops, I really enjoy them and always learn something new. Jo is supportive and always happy to share her knowledge and skills with the group and ensures you go home with a lovely piece of jewellery. I’m always keen to book my next workshop.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:It is always great to have you in the studio Sara! Thank you for coming along to another workshop. I'm looking forward to the next time!
I loved this workshop, I made 8 beautiful pairs of silver earrings which were well received as Christmas presents. As ever great instruction from Jo who is always happy to share her skills. Lovely relaxed enjoyable workshop.
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:I'm very pleased to hear that the recipents liked their Christmas earrings - I hope you managed to keep at least one pair for yourself though! Thank you for your kind words.
I attended Jo’s spinner ring workshop and had a fantastic time. Jo works through each step with everyone as a group and then offers individual help as and if required which is just the right balance. I came away with my very own spinner ring, something I have wanted for a long time and so happy to have made it myself instead of buying one. Thanks Jo xx
Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:Thank you for coming along on another workshop Marie, it is always lovely to have you in the studio!