Learn

I’m sometimes asked if Ditherella’s Workshop runs workshops. I’m afraid the answer is no, but maybe one day!

In the meantime the following information might help anyone looking to learn.  (If you spot any out of date or incorrect information I’d be glad if you’d let me know so that I can correct it.)

Near Rugby… and further afield

There are evening classes at:

Rugby School  Emily Richard runs evening classes here.

The Percival Guildhouse runs classes in making bead and wire jewellery.

The Herbert in Coventry runs occasional workshops.

Leamington College runs evening classes.  If the teacher is still Michelle Wood, tell her I said hello!

Beccy Gillatt in Olney near Milton Keynes runs an impressive range of courses and also offers untutored studio time.  She has great tips on her Instagram too.

Birmingham School of Jewellery do part time courses in the evening and daytime, and short/day courses in the summer, although some do require/recommend experience.  They also do degree and HND courses, which I wish I had known in my teens!  There are several other places in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter which run workshops and courses too.

You can learn on the silver jewellery boat on the canal in Worcestershire and there are even places where you can have a short jewellery making holiday – i.e. La Vidalerie in France.

Online

Of course there is a huge amount of information online.  On YouTube you might like to look at Andrew Berry, Soham Harrison and Nancy L Hamilton – very different characters and heaps of tips!

There are also a lot of online courses, for example with skillshare, and ways of finding courses, for example craftcourses.