Workshops

My adult workshops are suitable for total beginners and for those who wish to enhance their skills or explore new techniques.  Each workshop is limited to just 4- 6 people to ensure a supportive and nurturing experience for all. Workshops include use of all equipment and materials. This year I’ve added weekday workshops as well as weekends.  Refreshments and delicious cake is served all day but please provide your own lunch. Come and join me in my workshop for a fun, creative and inspirational day on your own or with friends!

Bird Jewellery
Saturday 11 March 2017
Price £85 includes all materials
10am – 4pm

Make a silver bird pendant, brooch, earrings or a ring using silver sheet and wire with bird templates or your own drawings.  Cut, solder, etch and texture your metal to create your own unique menagerie of silver bird designs.

Silver Bangles
Sunday 12 March 2017
Price £120 includes all materials
10am – 4pm

Design and make your own set of silver bangles using different sized silver wires. Add texture with hammers, use punches to stamp letters or moveable details such as little leaves.

Beautiful Briolettes
Wednesday 22 March 2017
Price £95 includes all materials
10am – 4pm

Design and make your own pendant using a semi precious briolette and a selection of silver charms. Choose from a rainbow collection of sapphires and tourmalines to combine with silver wire and small shapes to create a beautiful sparkling sophisticated pendant.

Enamel for Beginners
Wednesday 26 April 2017
Price £90 includes all materials
10am – 4pm

Explore and experiment with metal, texture and colour to create a pendant, earrings or simple brooch using basic enamelling techniques on silver and copper.  Great fun, experimentation and colour alchemy!

Vintage Finds
Friday 5 May 2017
Price £80 includes all materials
10am – 4pm

Transform small old and antique objects and paper into beautiful brooches, rings or pendants.  Silver chain, sheet, wire and brooch fastenings will be available as well as a selection of vintage things but please bring your own treasure to personalise your work.

Stone Set Rings
A 2 day Course
Friday 12 May & Saturday 13 May 2017
Price £160 a day including all materials
10am – 4pm

This class runs for 2 consecutive days. It is a beginner’s course where you will learn how to design and make a silver ring with a simple beautiful rub over setting. You will learn some basic stone setting techniques and create a silver bezel to encase a beautiful cabochon or unusual rose cut shaped stone. All materials included including semi precious stones. Some more expensive stones and gold will also be available to purchase at extra cost.

Curves & Contours
Friday 16 June 2017
Price £90 including all materials
10am – 4pm

Make a beautiful disk pendant inspired by softly curved organic shapes with contrasting surfaces and textures. Try creating your favourite colour with enamels onto silver, use silver pearl wire to create fabulous outlines and learn how to texture silver with punches and etching techniques.

Stacking Rings
Thursday 13th July 2017
Price £90 including all materials
10am – 4pm

Come and make your own set of silver rings. You will be shown all the skills you need to make and size rings, how to solder, saw, file and how to create texture and contrast with hammering, punches and finishing techniques.

Plant Charms
Sunday 16 July 2017
Price £80 including all materials
10am – 4pm

Study plant detail, shape and form to make your own silver plant charms. Exploring and experiment with shaping and texturing techniques in copper, brass and silver to create a series of small plant elements to gather and hang on either a pendant, bracelet or to create a moveable ring.

Carve A Wax Ring – afternoon session
Friday 21 July 2017
Price £65 including all materials, casting & polishing
1pm – 4pm

A fun and relaxing three hour workshop where you will learn how to carve your dream ring from jeweller’s wax. Learn how to cut, carve and refine wax into a sculpted ring form. Once your unique wax ring is made it will be lost wax cast and transformed into a shiny or matt polished silver ring for you to collect or to be posted to you in 2 weeks.

Carve A Wax Ring – evening session
Friday 21 July 2017
Price £65 including all materials, casting & polishing
6pm – 9pm

A fun and relaxing three hour summer evening workshop where you will learn how to carve your dream ring from jeweller’s wax. Relax with a glass of fizz and learn how to cut, carve and refine wax into a sculpted ring form. Once your unique wax ring is made it will be lost wax cast and transformed into a shiny or matt polished silver ring for you to collect or to be posted to you in 2 weeks.  A great night out with friends.

Plant Pendants
Sunday 3 September 2017
Price £90 includes all materials
10am – 4pm

Make a silver pendant inspired by stems from botanical forms including leaves, seeds and pollen.  Use silver wire and sheet to make textured plant shapes and simple stylised pressed forms for leaves, buds or blossom to hang together as a beautiful botanical pendant.

Vintage Finds
Friday 16 September
Price £80 including all materials
10am – 4pm

Back again by popular demand I am running this workshop several times this year! Transform small old and antique objects and paper into beautiful brooches, rings or pendants.  Silver chain, sheet, wire and brooch fastenings will be available as well as a selection of vintage things but please bring your own treasure to personalise your work.

Vintage Finds
Saturday 17 September
Price £80 including all materials
10am – 4pm

Stay for 2 days !!  I am running this workshop for two consecutive days!  For those of you who can’t make it on a weekday this is one for the weekend! Transform small old and antique objects and paper into beautiful brooches, rings or pendants.  Silver chain, sheet, wire and brooch fastenings will be available as well as a selection of vintage things but please bring your own treasure to personalise your work.
Please contact me direct if you wish to book a workshop.
A 50% deposit is required to secure your place.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, Paypal or by bank transfer.

T: 07939 2386098
info@laurabaxter.co.uk

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