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Amethyst ring silversmithing


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Silversmithing class

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a bit of silversmithing, you have got a chance in May.

I’ve got a new silversmithing class running with the Cairngorms Learning Partnership. It’s in Kingussie for the first time so I’m looking forward to working down the other end of the strath.

On your way to making two rings, you’ll learn some basic skills: using a piercing saw, soldering and stone setting.

Places are limited so you’ll need to be quick to claim your spot.

The class will run for five weeks from Tuesday May 2, 6-8pm, at Kingussie High School. The cost is £75 per person.

See the Cairngorms Learning Partnership for more information.

Here’s some pictures from my previous classes:

showing off silver rings


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Silversmithing

My latest silversmithing class has just finished and it’s been another great term.

Everyone went home happy with their rings and I was delighted to see the class enjoy learning new skills.

Hopefully there will be another class in the New Year. Keep checking the Cairngorms Learning Partnership for details.

Until then, here’s some pictures of the final results!

MAlachite bracelet beads


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Make your Christmas presents!

I’m starting another round of workshops in the next few weeks – just in time for Christmas!

My silversmithing course (organised through the Cairngorms Learning Partnership (CLP)) is full up but I’ve got another jewellery course running.

It’s a one day session on Saturday November 12 and will focus on simple wire working techniques to make several pieces of jewellery. By the end of the day, you should have three pairs of earrings and a bracelet.

This one is also with the CLP but in association with the Spey Art Group (SAG). that means that it costs £45 for SAG members, and £55 for non-members. Materials and tools are included – just bring your lunch!

The workshop is at Inverallan Church Hall in Grantown and you can book through the CLP here.

Silversmithing workshop rings


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Silver-smithing workshop

I’ve just finished a silver-smithing workshop in Grantown for the Cairngorms Learning Partnership.

I’m delighted with the results – everyone did really well and finished their rings.

Teaching jewellery again has been great fun and I hope to do a similar course again soon so keep watching my Events and Workshops page for dates of upcoming workshops etc.

Meanwhile I’m back to painting again…

 

Felt earring


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Learn to make felt jewellery

I’m teaching a felt jewellery-making class next weekend – and there are still spaces available!

The Cairngorms Learning Partnership is hosting the session on Saturday March 19, at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore.

It’s just two hours long and suitable for beginners. Materials will be supplied – I’ve got a few wee techniques you can use to make some pretty earrings!

For more information and to register, click here.

 

Art print loch Morlich


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Printing workshop postponed

Sorry to report that the printing workshop I was due to teach on March 12 has had to be postponed for the time being.

Hopefully it can be rescheduled later this year. Many apologies if you were hoping to sign up – watch this space for further information!


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How to take the first easy steps in making beautiful prints

Angus grant fine art print highland cairngorms perch loch AlvieBusy few weeks coming up for me. I’m teaching a few classes organised by the Cairngorms Learning Partnership (CLP).

This Kingussie-based charity offers a range of courses in the Cairngorms National Park.

You can find the full list of those on offer by clicking here, but to give you a flavour, at the moment there’s felt-making, cooking and flower-arranging. Something for everyone!

I’m teaching a four-week silversmithing course, starting this week. It’s fully booked – which is great!

And next month, I’ll be running a one-day introductory printmaking workshop. This will give participants an overview of different types of printing, including intaglio and drypoint etching.

It takes place on Saturday March 12 – you can get more information or book your place by visiting the CLP’s website.*

Or you can visit my Events & Workshops page to see all of my upcoming classes.

*Since this blog was written, the class has been postponed. Click here for more information.