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The Brightsmiths Workshops

Contact name: Rosemary Price
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over 8 years
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Maker's bio

Hi I'm Rosie Price (nee Stephenson) I run the Brightsmiths Workshops. Part time apprentice Goldsmith at 14 through many unrelated jobs, I always made & sold Jewellery & Silver pieces. At 32 I passed HND Goldsmithing 2yrs at KIAD & self financed 1yr work exp. Thanks to John Donald & Black Treasure. 1996 I was honoured by 1yr residency at Bishopsland, showed in Dazzle exhib Galleries etc 2006, founded Brightsmiths 2012 upsized. Making & Teaching are a lifelong Joy I love to share with my Students

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Silversmithing Jewellery one day workshop at Brightsmiths: One to One tuition
8 hours
Next date: 23rd May 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
28 Mar 24'

Mary reviewed: Silversmithing Jewellery one day workshop at Brightsmiths: One to One tuition

"An absolutely amazing workshop with Rosy. She is a brilliant teacher, so joyful and very patient. I learned so much in my time spent at Brightsmiths and will definitely be going back ."

18 Mar 24'

Nicola Jenner reviewed: Silversmithing Jewellery one day workshop at Brightsmiths: One to One tuition

"I had an individual one day course with Rosie. It was such a fantastic experience, way beyond the level I expected. Rosie went through every aspect of the work in detail, explaining the tools and processes required and patiently helping me along with the practical aspects. I can’t believe how much we covered, and how generous Rosie is with both her time and her resources. I can’t recommend the day with Rosie highly enough - I left feeling confident I could give some of the techniques a go on my own, which I would never have expected at the start of the day! "

The Brightsmiths Workshops responded:

"Thank you Nicola for such a great review We certainly covered a lot of ground in one Day ! I am so glad that you feel able to have a go at making something at home …makes me feel good about passing on my skills . I look forward to sharing you more Silver Jewellery making techniques, tips & tricks with you in the future Also ..BIG NEWS. …your lovely Review is the Tenth 5 star Review I have received ….which means that Craft courses have given Their GOLD AWARD so an extra large THANKYOU to you and all my other Students who have taken time out to Write such good reviews for me .. Take Care , keep Smithing Rosie"

11 Aug 23'

Shirley reviewed: Silversmithing Jewellery Half day workshop at Brightsmiths: One to One tuition

"An excellent course, thank you. Rosie made the session a lot of fun and was very encouraging. She was clear in her explanations and helped us make beautiful pieces of jewellery. "

The Brightsmiths Workshops responded:

"Thank you for your lovely review Shirley it was a pleasure to teach you both such fantastic designs and you worked really hard to achieve amazing results. I hope you and Kate will wear your beautiful Silver Jewellery with Pride! "

10 Mar 20'

Jenny Cook reviewed: Make your own wedding rings at Brightsmiths Workshops in Rural Suffolk

"I had wanted to learn how to make jewelry for some time, but was unsure of my ability to execute a piece that I would be pleased with. From the outset contacting Rosie she was very patient, listening to my creative ideas and advising sensibly what she thought was achievable as a first project, as well as what was not. Eventually we agreed on me making a Triple Hare brooch/pendant in silver, which i drew out a design for. Rosie's expertise instilled confidence in me to give it a go and i learned several differing techniques in the process, such as sawing, filing, beveling, punching, soldering and polishing. For a first piece, it may have been a little over ambitious, but Rosie was generous with her time and knowledge. I found the whole process fascinating and am delighted with my finished piece, which i will treasure. I hope to do many more days under Rosie's guidance, exploring more creative ideas, techniques and finishes. If you are considering a course with Rosie, I highly recommend her, with friends or alone, there is so much to learn and its always a joy to get your creative flow going with something amazing to take home at the end of it all. The workshop is in a beautiful area of the Suffolk countryside too, lots of ancient trees around it and good energy lines flowing through it. Cannot recommend it all highly enough. Thank you Rosie!"

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