New Year new projects.

Christmas was certainly busy. Burning the midnight oil in my workshop after the kids have gone to sleep or out at a show trying to get my work out there and starting to be recognised locally for my jewellery work. The new year has started positively with some new commissions from Christmas shows I’ve done and some others from word of mouth. January is the time to consider shows events I’d like to be involved in and get my applications in.

I’ve finally completed my Level 3 teaching course and look forward to teaching a class at Wilmslow Guild on 7 March, 10-4pm. September should see me taking on a pemanent jewellery making class and the decision as to whether to start the Level 5 teaching course with this or hold back for a little while.

hope to be able to add some more events to here very soon for now I’ll be at the Green Walk open house art and crafts exhibition in the May bank holiday and the Heatons Arts Trail in June.

Past events

Christmas is coming and things are getting very busy in my workshop.

Thurs 20 Nov: 7.30 – 10pm. Go Great Toys. Burnage Lane, next to Burnage Tescos. Christmas craft markets.

Fri 21 Nov: 7.30 – 10pm. Ladies night at St Thomas’s Primary School, Heaton Moor. Christmas Stalls and Fashion Show.

Sat 22 Nov: Open House @ Tone von Krogh, Heaton Chapel. See http://www.tonevonkroghceramics.wordpress.com for more details. Come and see Tone’s beautiful ceramics. Designs inspired by the scandinavian landscape. My jewellery of course will be on display along with Rachel Cooke’s wonderful ceramic and mixed media landscapes. There will also be a selection of Christmas cards so come along and start to tick a few presents off your Christmas list.

Thurs 27 Nov: LCDC 4pm until 9pm. Levenshulme Gallery, Station Rd (Next to POD deli). Enjoy a glass of mulled wine while looking at some Christmas craft tables and wondering around looking at what wonderful artwork the gallery has to offer.

Thurs 11 Dec: LCDC 4pm until 9pm. Levenshulme Gallery, Station Rd (Next to POD deli). A second chance to catch my work at LCDC. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine while looking at some Christmas craft tables and wondering around looking at what wonderful artwork the gallery has to offer.

Sat 13 Dec: Elizabethan Pub, Heaton Moor. 11am – 3pm. Pop up design sale. Come along and find a selection of artists selling their work. We’ll all be outside, thankfully under heaters and shelter.

Successful workshop

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The Design a Simple Pair of Earrings workshop was a great success.

Students with no previous jewellery making experience all left with a fine array of beautiful earrings and pendants. Students were very keen to continue working though lunch so it’s fair to say they were all having fun.

I’m hoping to offer another workshop following on from this success please watch this space…..

Pictures from the day

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Jewellery workshop

Design and make simple earrings

Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne St, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5HD.

Tel: 01625 523903. http://www.wilmslowguild.org

Saturday February 8, 2014. 10am – 4pm.

Learn to make a simple pair of earrings in a day. This day school is suitable for complete beginners. You’ll be shown all of the basic traditional jewellery making techniques: Annealing, sawing, filing, rolling, finishing, polishing and some basic forming.

You will leave with a beautiful and individual piece of jewellery.

earrings

Fee £35. (Additional cost of materials to be paid on the day approx £10).

To Book

Contact Wilmslow Guild on 01625 523903 quoting course number 13S214. Design and make simple Earrings. Saturday February 8, 2014.