Due to the Covid 19 pandemic teaching has been suspended until it is safe to restart. I have left the types of courses I usually run on here to give you an idea of what is possible and if you would like to be informed once things start up again then please do join my mailing list and I will keep you informed.
I have been teaching evening classes and summer schools at both Edinburgh College of Art and Leith School of Art since graduating back in 2002. I really enjoy helping students to create their very own pieces of jewellery. If this is something you would be interested in then please contact me for further details.
Coburg House Art Studios:
Bangle Making Workshop
Learn how to make a basic silver bangle and how to create different looks and finishes using a variety of shapes of wire. Texturing, twisting and adding decorations can enhance your piece by using hammers and hand tools. Suitable for beginners or intermediate. Small class size of 5 students maximum ensures lots of 1 to 1 tuition to help perfect your project.
Wednesday Afternoon Class
In this fun afternoon class you will have the opportunity of learning the basics of jewellery making including saw-piercing, soldering, texturing, forming and chain making. Suitable for complete beginners or students who want to develop their skills or work on a specific project. You will come up with ideas for your own personal project with advice from Jenny and then be shown any additional techniques relevant to your project. The class will be limited to 5 students which is ideal for getting lots of 1 to 1 help and top tips. Jenny has over 17 years of teaching experience and loves problem solving to help you create your perfect piece.
Jewellery Experience Days
I am now offering the opportunity for you and a group of your freinds to come along to the workshop and have a wonderful day of jewellery making. This is suitable for up to 5 people. You can arrange a date and time to suit you and your freinds, and even specify how long you would like the workshop to run for, or what type of jewellery you would like to make. Prices start from £35 per person for a 1 hour Incorporating Pearls workshop. Please contact me for further details and a quote based on your requests.
Corporate Jewellery Workshops
An fun and unique alternative to Whiskey or Gin Tastings. I can offer different styles of workshops to cater to different sizes of groups. Please see my brochure here and contact me for further details or a personalised quote.
I also offer one to one tuition in my studio, with each student recieving a personal lesson tailored to their own needs. Starting from very basic techniques such as saw-piercing sheet metal and learning how to solder, students can progress to more complicated techniques such as bezel setting stones. I have had students who have made some jewellery in the past but would like to learn a new specific technique. I have also had students who just want a bit of advice on how to improve pieces to take them to the next step of selling to the public. If this is something which you are interested in then please contact me for more details.
Edinburgh College of Art:
Discover the art of fold forming in this fun and energetic 2 day workshop, suitable for beginners or experienced students looking to learn a new technique. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques used to transform flat sheet metal into a variety of interesting 3-dimensional forms using simple tools. Samples will be made using the basic techniques used to fold and hammer or roll metal before students begin working towards a finished piece. This could take the form of earrings, a pendant, bracelet or a more sculptural object for the home like a spoon or candlestick.
I have also expanded my teaching to Africa, having been across to Kenya in association with the Johari Foundation in 2008 where I was teaching girls in Nairobi. Johari Designs is a Social Enterprise run by Johari Foundation, Kenya. Young adults from the Johari Apprenticeship Programme learn tailoring and jewellery-making which give life enhancing skills leading to on-going employment and economic opportunities.