I've been desperate to learn Silver Clay and I am so glad I booked with Louise who was very generous with her time, patience and knowledge. Came away with the confidence and inspiration to continue this hobby at home, along with some pretty silver pieces which had been made during the day. Would highly recommend Louise to anyone considering a silver clay course.
I was looking for a new hobby having recently taken early retirement. The introduction day was absolutely fabulous and started me off on a brand-new hobby which I have further developed by attending Louise's ring making course. Louise has been incredibly helpful and supportive outside of the courses offering help and advice on where to purchase equipment and supplies as well as how to use them effectively. I highly recommend this course and I’ll be back for more 😉
Wow! What a fabulous day! Louise's passion and enthusiasm for silver metal clay is infectious and I've come away feeling confident and inspired! She is a very attentive and patient teacher and has completely eradicated my fears towards using a kiln, and experimenting for the first time with silver clay. Her studio is very picturesque but practical, so you immediately feel at ease. I have created a pendant to be proud of and am chuffed to bits 😃I thoroughly recommend her workshop day and will definitely be signing up for the 2 day workshop! THANK YOU LOUISE XX
Had the most amazing day working with silver clay. Louise's expertise, guidance and patience made for a fabulous, totally absorbing day. From playing around with designs to polishing the finished article Louise was so knowledgable and encouraging. Beyond thrilled that after such a brilliant day we returned home with perfect gifts! The day totally exceeded our expectations - thank you Louise!
We have just had a marvellous day playing with silver clay! Louise's is so knowledgeable, very patient and nothing is too much trouble for her. It far exceeded all of our expectations and we are thrilled with our makings from the day. After time-out, coming home with perfect gifts is simply the icing on the cake! Can't thank you enough Louise. We will be back!
An excellent course that gives a real hands-on experience of working with real silver clay - everything from practising of design ideas, use of equipment and tools, best practices, handling of silver clay, making your design (or several smaller designs) in silver clay, drying, preparing for firing, firing and finishing. A really busy day that passes in a flash. Louise is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and provides a wonderful day of confidence inspiring calmness.
I have just spent a fabulous day with my daughter's (30 &11) with Louise being introduced to the delights of silver clay. Louise is an amazing educator - she patiently explained the process and enabled us each to craft pieces that we were delighted with. I was able to choose the course location most convenient to us and her studio is in a lovely position. Louise worked with my adult daughter to achieve the commemorative piece she had hoped to achieve whilst still being able to enable my young daughter to create a host of charms. Even the development process has sent us home with painting opportunities. One day is not enough!! ( Although you certainly leave with some beautiful items of jewellery)
I spent two days learning silver art clay with Louise and it was very enjoyable and relaxing. Louise is an excellent teacher. She carefully explains each stage of the process and has a very calm and patient approach, which really helped me to learn what was needed. I made several pieces of jewellery and also learnt how to make fused glass cabochons. It was so rewarding to see the pieces develop from the initial rolling out to firing and polishing to the final piece of beautiful jewellery. I have worn my pendant ever since and feel very proud of it. I am looking forward to doing another course. Thank you Louise for a great time. I would highly recommend Louise's course.
Great day, came away with the confidence and ability to make my own pieces back at home without any complicated equipment. Louise teaches you all you need to know to get started and I came away with some beautiful silver jewellery. Highly recommended
I really enjoyed the silver jewellery course on Sunday. Louise made everything easy to learn and instilled a sense of confidence that made me want to experiment and try different techniques.
I will definitely be joining her for another course in the not too distant future.
Thank you Louise for making our day so creative and enjoyable and providing us with a lovely relaxed environment in which to learn new things .
I have nothing but praise for Louise who was the perfect teacher. I came away from the class with a lot of knowledge which was taught in a very natural way so I felt guided rather than pushed. We had lots of options,were never rushed, and provided with gallons of coffee/tea. A wonderful experience which I hope to repeat as soon as possible.
Glass jewellery course - one day
Excellent course, learnt so much in one day. Louise was brilliant, she spent a lot of time with us showing us different ways of cutting glass, mounting and designing our very own pendants and earrings. We used a range of beautiful glass and materials to create our pieces. Dichroic was my absolute favourite, the colours were absolutely stunning.
I booked this course as a surprise for my sister's birthday, she loved it. Thank you Louise.
I came to do the silver clay class....oh my goodness it was amazing, I loved every second. I made a beautiful necklace and earings! It's brilliant the way it changes after being fired is astounding, all the staff were helpful but Louise was so patient with me when I was dithering! I can't wait to do it again!!