With over 12 years of jewellery making experience and skill development, I have won a number of national and international design challenges. I have over 9 years of workshop tutor experience in resin, resin art, jewellery, metalwork and wearable art workshops.
I have conducted workshops at Cobb and Co Museum for a number of years as one of their artisans and have run workshops for a number of other local and regional events including Woodford Folk Festival, the Planting Festival and arts weekends. As well as this I was also commissioned to run costume making workshops for the 2018 Carnival of Flowers parade participants.
Pricing will vary depending on number of participants, number of sessions, current supply costs, travel costs, venue hire fees and whether hired assistants will be required for large groups.
Workshops are great for corporate (beginning and end of year) activities as a bonding experience within the team as well as suitable for community groups.
All workshops will commence with a safety talk detailing what is required to work safely with each medium.
On this page you will find a sampling of my more regular workshop options that are available. Other workshops are available or I can tailor a workshop to your groups particular needs.
Unless stated otherwise all workshop classes are for ages 16 and above with preference to 18 plus.
Some mini workshops are available as a drop in, shopping centre style workshop or I can tailor a few of the mini options together.
All images are from my own or my student’s creations please do not use these images without permission.
Some of the previous or regular workshop options are shown below:
~ Resin Beginners Course – Bangles ~
Working with resin is a fun and inexpensive way to make creative and highly personalised jewellery pieces. As well as making pieces to take home, this workshop will teach you the techniques needed to continue making beautiful jewellery long after the workshop has finished.
The course will cover basics and safety aspects of working with resin, different types of resin, different mould types, casting, colouring as well as finishing and polishing of your pieces.
Students will start with casting a small pendant/earrings in slow set resin and then progress to casting a bangle in fast set resin which will allow the students to sand and polish their piece in the same session.
~ Resin Art Workshop ~
This workshop will cover basics and safety aspects of working with resin and students will learn how different pigments and mediums react with the resin to create different effects.
Students will cast 4 timber coasters in 4 different techniques to produce lacing and cells in the resin. These techniques can be replicated on cheese boards or other resin art pieces. Students will need to collect and finish their piece later that day, or on the following day or can arrange either an alternative time or pay to have their pieces finished and posted to them.
~ Rainbow Resin Workshop ~
The course will cover safety aspects of working with resin, different types of resin, different mould types and their care, casting, colouring as well as finishing and polishing of your pieces. Students will learn how different pigments and mediums react with the resin to create different effects like these beautiful rainbows. Students will cast 2 pairs of resin art earrings and a bangle in slow set, crystal clear resin.
~ Resin Intermediate Workshop ~
Students will continue on from the basics of casting resin and will learn how to create their own simple one piece moulds from 3 different types of mould making options. The course will also cover embedding items in resin and include casting and drilling a resin clock.
**IMPORTANT – Students must have completed the Beginners course or be able to show a good working knowledge of resin casting to attend.**
~ Resin Advanced Course – Casting and Mould Making ~
Students will continue on from the intermediates of casting resin and making moulds. Students will learn how to create a simple original handsculpted piece that they will then create a mould from to replicate their piece. Students will learn about split moulds and 2 part moulds. Their own one piece mould will then be used to cast a test piece in fast set resin and sand and polish their piece.
~ Pressed Metal Workshop ~
Students will learn the basics of cutting, filing and pressing designs into aluminium. They will create a bookmark or wrist cuff(pictured) and can use metal paints or leave the piece simple. If time permits they can press a pair of earrings OR a necklace/keyfob pendant. Students will also learn about how this process can be applied to upcycling aluminium cans into jewellery or art pieces.
**available as a teen workshop if adequate supervision and class sizes are adhered to**
~ Wire Wrapping Workshop ~
This workshop will cover basics and safety aspects of working with wire, as well as discussing some specific techniques and skills. Students will create 2 pairs of earrings on the day but you can make additional earrings – supplies can be purchased during the workshop.
~ Wire Wrapping Workshop – Tree of Life ~
The workshop will cover basics and safety aspects of working with wire, as well as discussing some specific techniques and skills. Students will learn how to manipulate and work with wire and beads to create a wire wrapped tree pendant with each pendant being unique in the way the wire twists and turns in the students hands. If time allows a pair of wire wrapped earrings may also be created. Additional supplies can be purchased during the workshop.
~ Jewellery Basics Workshop – floral earrings~
This workshop will cover basics and safety aspects of working with costume jewellery, including working with head pins, eye pins, jump rings and tools. Students will create 2 pairs of floral earrings and a bracelet. Students are encouraged to bring along any broken jewellery they may have, so we can discuss solutions or fix much loved pieces.
~ Jewellery Basics Workshop – boho bracelet ~
This workshop will cover basics and safety aspects of working with costume jewellery, including working with head pins, eye pins, jump rings and tools. Students will create 2 pairs of earrings and a bracelet. Students are encouraged to bring along any broken jewellery they may have, so we can discuss solutions or fix much loved pieces.