The Brightsmiths Workshops

Contact name: Rosemary Price
over 7 years
with CraftCourses

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 make a silver ring, pair of earrings or cufflinks etc
Next date: 24th Mar 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
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!"

5 Mar 20'

Kate Mackenzie reviewed: Silversmithing Jewellery one day workshop at Brightsmiths: One to One tuition make a silver ring, pair of earrings or cufflinks etc

"Myself and two good friends thoroughly enjoyed our day with Rosie. Rosie's workshop was very well equipped, with a tool for everything and then some. She guided us novices through the creation of our very individual pieces in a calm and supportive way, enabling us to complete our (some might say over ambitious) pieces in the day (be it a slightly longer day than planned). It was great to get a chance to practise some of the processes used in silversmithing, and it's definitely inspired me to look into doing more in the future. I can thoroughly recommend the course to anyone wanting to get a feel for the craft."

The Brightsmiths Workshops responded:

" Thank you Kate What I lovely review. It was a real joy to teach you and your friends, all making Something different , such a creative group. I am so glad that you all enjoyed the day and It is Great to hear that you are considering doing more with Silver :). if you have any questions or advice to get started please do call me, I will help if I can Kind Regards Rosie Price The Brightsmiths Workshops"

15 Aug 19'

Robin and Nicola Jones-Ford reviewed: Silversmithing Jewellery one day workshop at Brightsmiths: One to One tuition make a silver ring, pair of earrings or cufflinks etc

"We had a wonderful day with Rosie at her workshop making some beautiful silver pieces. Rosie was creative, patience, friendly, knowledgable and very encouraging as we were both complete novices. We were delighted with the pieces we made and they will take centre stage on the mantle piece. It was a lovely way to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary !"

The Brightsmiths Workshops responded:

" Dear Robin and Nicola Thank you for your lovely review. I was very impressed with your natural skill levels and creativity it was very enjoyable to teach you both & fun to make something different . Thanks too for allowing me to be a small part of your Silver Wedding Anniversary Celebrations. I hope your beautiful pieces will always remind you of a happy day. Congratulations and many more happy anniversaries to come. Kind Regards Rosie Price The Brightsmiths Workshops"

25 Jun 19'

Anita Hamilton reviewed: Silversmithing Jewellery one day workshop at Brightsmiths: One to One tuition make a silver ring, pair of earrings or cufflinks etc

"I booked two days with Rosie in March 2019 and it was such an enjoyable experience that I booked another two days in May 2019. Being in Rosemary's workshop is a unique experience to work alongside one of the region's most talented and knowledgeable silversmiths. Over my four days I made two beautiful bowls - one in copper and the other in silver (this one with handles). Rosemary's knowledge about working the "bright metals" is vast and she is very generous in sharing it and her time. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she makes one feel very comfortable in her workshop."

The Brightsmiths Workshops responded:

" Dear Anita Thank you for your kind words, I am still blushing :) It was an honour to teach you Copper and Silver bowl making . You are an excellent student and the beautiful bowls that made are testament to your own tool skills and the work that you put into making them. I am sure they will bring you much pleasure for years to come. Thank you again for Choosing the Brightsmiths Workshops and for permission to put a photo of you at work on my course page. I hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Rosie Price"

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