Workshops



I teach silver clay workshops at my cottage in Cambridgeshire. Silver clay is an exciting ceramic that can be modelled and is fired to leave fine silver and is perfect for jewellery-making. 

During my workshops we make charms and pendants using a combination of hand-modelling and sugarcraft cutters. In my Nature Capture classes we make moulds of acorns, seeds, leaves and hedgerow finds and use the moulds to cast fine silver versions and make stunning nature-themed jewellery.

Once fired the charms are polished and the fine silver is revealed. This is always a *very* exciting moment indeed. Once the charms and pendants are polished we attach them to silver chains to make beautiful necklaces. Sometimes we have time to add a few gemstones and freshwater pearls to your designs.



My workshop dates are as follows. If you would like to attend then leave me a comment, hop over to my website and fill out a contact form or email me at emma@minniedog.co.uk.

Workshop dates 2012-2013

Dates with spaces available


Saturday 14th December 2013: 9.30-1.30pm

Beginners' Silver Clay: learn the basics of silver clay and make up to 8 charms including flower, leaf & button designs. Use them to make two or three beautiful pieces of jewellery & take them home in a hand-decorated giftbox

Homemade cake and drinks halfway through

Three spaces available


Dates that are currently full



Saturday 28th September 2013: 9.30-1.30pm

Beginners' Silver Clay: learn the basics of silver clay and make up to 8 charms including flower, leaf & button designs. Use them to make two or three beautiful pieces of jewellery & take them home in a hand-decorated giftbox

Homemade cake and drinks halfway through

Now full



Saturday 19th October 2013: 9.30-1.30pm

Beginners' Silver Clay: learn the basics of silver clay and make up to 8 charms including flower, leaf & button designs. Use them to make two or three beautiful pieces of jewellery & take them home in a hand-decorated giftbox

Homemade cake and drinks halfway through

Now full

Testimonials

Emma is the loveliest jeweller ever, and the most gentle, wise, kind, intelligent, joyful teacher. I don’t know I’ve enjoyed a morning more than the one in her company with a tiny wodge of precious silver clay and a large bit of cake.

Emma Freud, May 2012



You can read about the workshop that Karen Ball, children's author and sewing blogger extraordinaire, attended on 4th August 2012 here.



What a wonderful morning. Thankyou Emma! Small and intimate - a friendly atmosphere for alchemical magic! 

Sally, November 2012

Absolutely fantastic course - everyone should have a go at silver clay making. Now really enthused and going away with ideas flowing.
Thankyou Emma for a really interesting morning and a warm welcome.
And the cake.....divine!

Michaela, November 2012

Excellent workshop. A most enjoyable 4 hours. Most inspiring.

Paul, November 2012

I have had the best day learningn how to use silver clay to make charms. I will definitely be doing this again at home. Thankyou Emma.

Andrea, November 2012


Emma has been a very patient and informative teacher. I'm so surprised at the product of a few hours of fun - a collection of gorgeous silver jewellery!The format of this morning's course and the seting in Emma's beautiful cottage are fantastic. Highly recommended - thanks so much!


Emily S, May 2012


Thankyou for such a lovely morning! An excellent class and I now have several treasures to take home. I highly recommend it - informative and very friendly. Thanks again.


Sarah F, May 2012


A magical morning spent making beautiful treasure. Thankyou!

Vikki W, April 2012

I've had a fabulous time - very relaxing and informative. Amazed at how impressive the results are. (Great muffins too!)


Helen M, April 2012

Absolutely fantastic! Very supportive and clear instruction. Well-prepared and am thrilled with what I have made. P.S. Lovely muffins as well!


Andrea N, April 2012

A wonderful morning - brought out a creative side I didn't know I had. Great tuition, great company and great cake!


Wendy M, March 2012

A wonderful morning spent making our little treasures. Emma was a patient and lovely tutor and was so helpful in making our ideas into reality. Yummy tea and cake too!



Sandra C, February 2012


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