I have really enjoyed all the classes I have done and now have lots of beautiful jewellery to wear.
Jules is a great tutor and is very patient and encouraging. She helps everyone to design their own pieces and provides just the right guidance to ensure the projects are a success.
Anne - - #6310
Jules is a fantastic tutor and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this class to anyone. I had no experience in jewellery making but have already made some earrings and a beautiful silver and amethyst ring (I supplied my own gemstone for my particular preference). The workshop is well stocked with lots of equipment, bright and airy and in a lovely setting. I particularly enjoy learning to solder and there are lots of different techniques to learn.
Having suffered with severe anxiety, Jules encouraged me to join, after a few false starts on my part, and I am so glad that she did. She is friendly, warm and patient and the people in the group are lovely. I go home with a great sense of achievement and my mood has lifted considerably. For anyone that practices mindfulness, this class gives you an opportunity to make a piece that is meaningful to you and you focus on the here and now. Perfect practice! Plus you go home with something really nice.
I am definitely signing up for the next workshop.
Lisa - - #6309
The class is so very relaxed and comfortable, it makes me want to learn more and more it is so very interesting and Julie is so encouraging with every aspect of jewellery making. You are made to feel a worthwhile member of the class and are made to feel that you can attempt any project & adequately succeeding.
Sheila Saxelby - - #6308
I have been going to Julie Ann's course for over a year now. The workshop in the Industrial Hamlet is well equipped and Julie Ann is very welcoming.
She supports everyone in the class whether you are a complete beginner or want to try new techniques. It has given me a lovely new hobby and I'm learning every week!
Alison Edwardson - - #6302
If (when)you book a course here you will get a very well equipped, well set out and organised environment to work in and a friendly and creative teacher. It can be daunting going to a course or workshop, especially if you've never done anything like it before! But Julie Ann is well able to work with people with different levels of confidence and experience and offer encouragement and of course expertise. There is also a good selection of books to help with ideas, interesting displays and objects to look at and be inspired by....oh and tea and coffee !
Rachel Hardy - - #6301
Julie Ann is a fantastic teacher. I have been going to the studio since it started nearly 16 months ago. I'm not a creative person or even very arty but Julie Ann brings out the best in all her students. She is very patient and treats everyone as an individual and always makes time for each one of her pupils. The studio itself is extremely well equipped and in lovely surroundings at The Hamlet. I will be continuing with Julie Anns Jewellery course indefinitely. Thanks Julia Ann for my wonderful new hobby
Jacqui - - #6300
A brilliant course. I had some previous experience but the people in my group didn't. Jules gave us all loads of her time and helped everyone make individual pieces. She showed us loads of different techniques - a fantastic full day. Can't wait to sign up for more. Thanks
Gill - - #4934
Jules is a great teacher managing each student as an individual and encouraging their own creativity. An excellent course .
Katherine - - #4233
Fantastic course and fantastic teacher!
Will be booking another course.
Jo & Alison - - #4202
A very full day, with so much information and equipment provided. I didn't think one could learn so much in one session, and take home some very respectable pieces of work.
Jill Lauriston - - #4200
Julie Ann is a friendly and supportive teacher who is able to manage her time effectively across a class of different capabilities. Class members learn a new technique each week and are advised on how best to use her tools and get the desired outcome. Julie Ann encourages the class to be creative and openly celebrates each class members jewellery pieces; creating a warm and welcoming environment for all that take part.
Rachel Savill - - #4197
Had an absolutely fantastic day. Teacher was lovely,very helpful. Had a great time with the group. Suitable for people of all abilities.
hazel - - #4008