Workshop Tuition

Create your own unique piece of jewellery!  One to one workshop tuition available throughout the year…..

Phone Lucy01745 710347 or email


Create your own unique piece of jewellery in Lucy Copleston’s workshop set in the scenic splendour of the Vale of Clwyd – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales.

vale of clwyd_small The Vale of Clwyd

 If you’ve never made anything before you will be amazed at what you can achieve in a single day - everybody leaves with a finished piece of jewellery. Workshop tuition sessions are customized to your individual needs and ability so you quickly master  techniques. 

Lucy Copleston has a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art. Tuition is one-to-one which fast tracks your learning. Forward planning via email and phone ensures your idea is achievable. The fully equipped Workshop is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is a relaxing and inspiring  place in which to be creative. Email Lucy for more info:

The Workshop gardens 


Most beginners want a  one day taster session. As a beginner you can choose from a selection of Acheivable Projects designed specifically for beginners. Contact Lucy to receive a selection of her Beginners One Day Projects in which you can learn all or any of the following techniques:

  • Silver soldering
  • Texturing with hammers and punches
  • Sawing, bending, drilling, forming and folding metal
  • Reticulation
  • Beading
  • Wire Wrapping


Students with previous experience and beginners who want to pursue the craft further after their taster session can  go on to learn and develop more advanced  techniques including:

  • Enamelling
  • Gold soldering
  • Acid etching
  • Stone setting
  • Keum Boo
  • Wax model making for casting
  • Resin work
  • Rivetting

Lucy also provides practical instruction and valuable trade contacts for students wishing to gear their learning to the production of jewellery on a commercial level.


 A seven hour day of one-to-one tuition costs £125 Monday to Friday and £135 Saturday or Sunday. Prices are per person. A discount of 20% is given for two students learning together.

All  silver solders are free: students supply their own silver, gold and gemstones.

Every stage in the construction of your piece of jewellery is photographed and a portfolio of images recording your project is emailed to you.  Lucy supplies you with notes on specific techniques as well as a Book List,  Suppliers List and a Certificate of Attendance should you require one.

workshop_interior_web The Workshop

Gift Vouchers for tuition make a special present and are posted to you in a presentation envelope with brochure. Vouchers are valid for one year.

New_gift-voucher_2014 Gift Vouchers can be posted to you

Many students come to the workshop on a regular basis for a half day session weekly or monthly, to develop the skills they have already acquired.

charlotte working Student in the sunny Workshop yard

For those wanting a weekend or longer course extending over more than one day, excellent local accommodation is available. Contact Lucy for her comprehensive recommended accommodation list which includes B&B plus an award winning  guest house, self catering cottages in stunningly beautiful locations and a very local caravan and campsite. For alternatives click Situated midway between the two ancient walled cities of Chester and Conwy, the Workshop is ideally placed for other leisure activities of all kinds.

Whatever your level of knowledge or skill, the workshop experience is always creative and rewarding.

To see more jewellery made by students visit the Student Gallery ……..