I am one of Lucy's longer-term students. Learning to work with metals and to create unique, handcrafted jewellery was an ambition I had long held, and Lucy has patiently helped me to realise that dream. I was excited by my first class and I continue to be enthused, inspired and challenged by her classes. She helps students develop our skills and stretch our expectations of our work, whilst keeping us grounded and practicing past learning alongside the new. The studio is a lovely place to be and I have some beautiful pieces of jewellery to show for my work and Lucy's guidance. My interest in buying jewellery is much reduced now I have the capability to make my own, but I appreciate the cost because I have a much clearer idea of the work and time involved in the manufacture.
Me and my partner undertook a wedding ring making course with Lucy. We were both slightly anxious about it being a full day course, but it absolutely flew by! Lucy is patient, knowledgable and a brilliant teacher. Me and my partner are completely different ends of the spectrum with regards to skill but Lucy gave us both exactly the level of teaching we needed. I am so pleased with how our rings turned out, I still can't quite believe we actually made them! Would definitely recommend Lucy to anyone and I intend to return for a jewellery day at some point!
I so enjoy my lessons. Lucy is a great teacher in terms of skills and techniques and lets me choose how I apply this to various projects and pieces I make. The workshop is really well equipped and it's fun working in a small group. I have made good friends with various students over the years.
Oh my God, what an experience! I was a bit nervous beforehand but as soon as I stepped into Lucy's workshop she put us both at ease and reassured me that I really wasn't going to mess up my fiance's ring. The workshop is beautifully laid out, warm and inviting and Lucy even put on a playlist according to our music taste!
Making the rings was really fun! Lucy explained everything to us step by step and she was there if we had any questions or worries. She's very patient! We got to make our rings in silver before making our final rings in our melted down family gold. Lucy even went the extra mile and made my silver ring a little bigger so I could wear it on another finger.
The whole experience, from consultation to making the rings was amazing. Lucy is so accommodating and her mum makes the most excellent brownies! Our rings hold so much sentiment and are beautiful too!
Thanks so much Lucy, I highly recommend this workshop to anyone getting married!
I cannot sing loudly enough about Lucy's jewellery making classes. I have been attending a session a week for the last embarrassingly long time. This is because Lucy is highly skilled as a maker, and teacher. The fact that there is a maximum of 4 students per class has meant that she can pass on skills easily to a small group but can also tailor make projects according to the student's level. The environment is sunlit (even in the rain) and this is not only because of the ample windows but because of the general niceness of students. Needless to say the studio, which looks out to her garden on one side and to allotments on the other, is very well equipped.
I have been attending Lucy's courses for almost a year and I love it. Lucy is very patient, very talented and helps you realise your vision - Thursday evenings is my self indulgent time and the highlight of the week.
Love, love, love it! X
I cannot stress enough the brilliance of this course. The small class size means that learning is fast and you accomplish a lot in a small amount of time. Lucy's attentive and friendly teaching style in her warm and light studio is the perfect way to learn.
An excellent course. It is very intense but relaxed at the same time, you will learn a lot.
Lucy is an excellent teacher and will guide you through all the stages needed to create your pieces, you will be busy for 2 days but will be given a lot of information and guidance.
It has given me the confidence to further develop my own jewellery range....time to create some special pieces!
We had such a fantastic day with Lucy making our wedding rings. She was really patient with us, particularly when I was struggling through with a particularly tricky design and guided us the whole way through.
From someone who was perhaps a bit skeptical about making our rings before hand, I can safely say that this was one of the best decisions we have made.
What an experience! I had no idea how special it would be to make our rings.
I knew that I wanted bespoke rings, but I didn’t know that the process of making them would be so emotional. Lucy is wonderful. She is such an integral part of the day, her presence and aura make you feel really comfortable and confident.
I felt incredibly close to Dan while we were working, helping each other and making decisions together. You are walked through the process of making the rings in a way that allows you to learn for yourself while making sure that things go to plan. I loved that we got to make a practice ring that we could take home. Our rings have turned out perfectly, we are both over the moon.
I can not recommend making your rings with Lucy enough. Please don’t think twice, it’s an experience that really kicks off the wedding magic.
I was given this course as a Christmas present and wow!
Lucy made everyone feel very welcome and had a lovely style of teaching her craft. She taught us various techniques such as using and threading hacksaws, cutting copper and silver, bending, making stacker rings, pendants, earrings, warming metals to make them malleable, soldering (different types for different adhesions of metals, how to calculate ring sizes prior to making, how to use power tools, sanding techniques, oxidising techniques etc.
To be honest, at times I felt like a kid in a sweet shop as I came away with stacker rings, earrings, pendants, a wider barrel type ring and I made them all myself.
Lucy also provided a lovely lunch on both days.
This course is exceedingly good value for money and makes a wonderful gift.
I now have some skills that I can practice at home and make gifts for other people and myself.
Thanks, Lucy you're a star.
Thoroughly enjoyed this weekend of jewellery making. I had never done it before but was amazed at what I was able to create and produce under Lucy's excellent tuition. The whole setting and environment are a lovely space to learn to make silver jewellery under her diligent patient guidance. Great experience and great value. Thank you
My fiancé and I spent a lovely day making our wedding rings with Lucy earlier this week. We were steadily guided through the process with plenty of opportunity to practice the various techniques before we got to work on the actual rings themselves.
Lucy was a great teacher, explaining how everything worked and giving advice whilst I was being very indecisive about the type of ring I wanted (I’m very happy with my choice!) I found the whole process really interesting ... Lucy makes a mean brownie too!
Couldn’t recommend this workshop enough! we love our rings and had a great day that we’ll remember for a long while.
My fiancée and I made our wedding rings with Lucy this month. We found Lucy from great reviews online, and are so happy we booked her. It was really important to us to ensure the creation of our rings was a very special process, and we couldn’t be happier with how Lucy designed the day. She guided us through the ring making process in a fantastically designed way so you don’t feel daunted, and are able to take ownership of the experience and get creative! At each step she is helpful and patient, and her studio is a calm, relaxing environment that you can curate for the day. This part of our wedding was made even more meaningful by Lucy, and we can’t thank or recommend her enough!
Lucy is an excellent teacher; patient and very knowledgeable. I had a fantastic weekend learning many skills in jewellery making and as a complete novice, I am amazed at what we achieved in just a weekend. I have several beautiful pieces of jewellery to add to my collection, which are so special as I made them myself. Everyone on the course was lovely, the studio was great and the lunch and homemade cakes provided were superb. I'm so pleased I attended this course and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with an interest in silver jewellery making.
Intensive Beginners' Silver Jewellery weekend:
I had a great weekend making my own silver jewellery in Lucy's studio. I cannot believe how much progress we were able to make in a weekend, I have learnt so many new skills & have come away with some beautiful pieces of jewellery.
Lucy has created a lovely studio environment to learn in - It's bright, well equipped & a really welcoming space.
I cannot recommend this course enough & cannot wait to book onto my next one!
We had the most amazing afternoon in Lucy's workshop making our wedding rings for each other. Lucy gave us fantastic guidance and tuition throughout, and her friendly, welcoming nature made our day even more special. We are so happy with our handmade creations, and had such a wonderful time making them together. Thank you Lucy!
Brilliant course! I had a great time over both days and learnt so much. Lucy is a very good teacher and explained each step clearly whilst still allowing the students scope for creativity. I left feeling confident about what we had achieved and am already looking forward to booking my next course.
We did the "make your own wedding rings" course with Lucy and had the most wonderful day! It was so much fun and will be a memory that we will always cherish dearly. Lucy was super patient and an excellent teacher - our rings came out amazing even though we had zero experience making jewelry. She was also super accommodating to our tight schedule. We definitely recommend her - thank you Lucy!