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Cotswolds (Kingham School) – 3-day Silver Jewellery Course -17 to 21 July 2023
July 17 @ 2:00 pm - July 21 @ 12:00 pm
3-Day Silver Jewellery Course
A three-day residential silver jewellery course during which you will learn the basics of health and safety, equipment, making a simple ring including sizing, cutting, filing, shaping, soldering and sanding and polishing. You’ll then go on to learn more complex skills such as fold forming and a choice of bangle, pendant or earrings. There is flexibility in what you make. At all stages you are supported and guided along the way whilst giving you the space to use your own creativity and ideas should you within the confines of possibility!
The course is part of a dedicated week-long retreat run by Sue Bouys of Curious Creatives and takes place in the heart of the Cotswolds at Kingham Hill School in Kingham, Chipping Norton in the heart of the Cotswolds. A place on the silver course can be booked HERE and lots more information is available on the Curious Creatives site HERE
There are also opportunities to take part in additional short evening courses run by other creative tutors such as polymer clay and beaded jewellery, sewing, mandala stones and more (all to be confirmed). The cost of these ranges from £15 to £25.
The cost of the silver jewellery course is £460. This includes all the classes, full board from Monday evening dinner to Friday morning breakfast and 4 nights’ lodging and represents fantastic value !! An additional cost will be charged for sterling silver used; last year it was approximately £60 pp on average..
This is SUCH a lovely week in the middle of the Cotswolds at a beautiful venue. Participants come away having not only made some amazing jewellery, but also lasting friendships and connections with others. The support and friendships built on this course are incredible.
Here is what my 2022 students had to say:
“Absolutely wonderful. The course exceeded all my expectations. I have come away with the skills to continue at home and to build on them. Thank you Wendy.” Sue
“I have to say that my experience of silversmithing with Wendy was over and above my expectations. I was a little nervous but was instantly put at my ease by her down to earth and friendly approach to me and the group. I was astonished to complete a beautiful textured ring with personalising stamps in short order. Lots of fun, reasonably priced and a huge amount of professional equipment on tap made me want to start again on a new piece as soon as I finished my first item. Thank you Wendy, I will be back!” Isobel
“I have just done a workshop with Wendy and was amazed at her knowledge of silverwork. I made the most beautiful silver ring that hasn’t left my finger since, its so beautiful. The class was also so much fun, thank you” Eddie.
“I attended the Curious Creatives Craft Retreat in July 2022 and had the pleasure of being on Wendy’s silver jewellery making course/workshop. Wendy was a fabulous tutor. She clearly explained and demonstrated each step of what we were doing/going to do and supported us, as required. I came away with some beautiful pieces of jewellery, as well as lots of new skills. Already looking at what other of Wendy’s workshop I can attend to further develop my skills. Thank you for a great course Wendy and the lots of laughs that went with it x” Gail
“I just spent 3 days on a workshop with Wendy she is very talented and as a tutor very patient [ I am slow and had difficulty with some of the tasks], explained things well and demonstrated. She made time for everyone in the group of 7. This ensured that I was able to come away with several pieces completed.” Carole
“Wendy is so knowledgeable and patient. Thoroughly enjoyed our three day course and wouldn’t hesitate to book with Wendy again.” Janet
“I had an amazing time and learnt so much. Wendy is so patient and she enabled me to create some truly remarkable pieces. I would recommend her to everyone” GIll