Student Testimonials

I cannot praise Lucy’s teaching highly enough.  From the planning of my project before my actual lesson to the sessions in Lucy’s well-equipped workshop I felt inspired and motivated.  Lucy’s patience and amazing skills guided me through the whole process and I had a thoroughly enjoyable few days in such a lovely environment.”

Siân Brooks, Swansea, South Wales.

“My class with Lucy was fantastic! She taught me the basics of annealing and moulding copper into a ring. Definitely will need to come back again to learn some more techniques! Lucy was lovely and a great teacher. I really appreciate that she gave me a list of the tools that I would need to get started. I am very envious of Lucy’s studio, just need to find a space to start my own now!” July 2016.
Jessica Heron, Manchester.

“I spent my first day with Lucy yesterday and had a fantastic day. Lucy has an in depth knowledge having spent many years training and teaching jewellery making. I am looking forward to spending more days with Lucy to learn more skills. In one day I learnt a variety of different skills. It is great that Lucy encourages you to design your own pieces. Lucy’s experience and amazing ability in the craft means that almost anything is possible. Lucy’s style of teaching is great, she encourages you to think about the process and how it works, demonstrates well but you certainly do most of the making yourself. Looking forward to making learning and making lots more. Thanks again!” August 2016.
Anna Matthews, Anglesey

“Having just spent a most excellent and informative hands on day with Lucy at her workshop, I wanted to share with visitors to her website, how very impressed I was with my experience.  As a new student to silversmithing I found her approach to my day very well organized and structured. Her workshop is a delight to work in and comprehensively equipped for students at all levels of expertise.  The atmosphere is very relaxed.

I was able to complete in a day my project piece which in execution covered all of the disciplines that I wanted to learn – design, choice of material, cutting, forming, soldering, texturing and finishing. We were both pleased with the finished piece and my day has equipped me with the knowledge and confidence to progress my own work.”
Peter Hillcox, Welshpool, Powys.

 

 

 

“I have visited Lucy twice, and I am already planning my next visit. It’s great to have 1-1 tuition of the highest standard in a wonderful, well-equipped studio. I have learned many techniques – some of which are devised by Lucy herself, and not found in books – and I have learned to produce work finished to a professional standard. It’s a nice touch that Lucy later sends a set of photographs of work-in-progress, as well as the finished pieces; that’s a helpful reference to the techniques used. The days have been fun, with lots of tea and inspiration”! March 2016
Carol Hague, Wilmslow.

“…from the outset Lucy provides you with in-depth support and advice, combined with invaluable experience and adept knowledge of the industry. I left her studio after one session knowing that I had gained a crucial insight into making jewellery, not just concerning practical techniques, but also of the importance of research and conceptual development…”
Olivia Kelly, Gwynedd, North Wales.

“I am a retired pensioner who always wanted to learn how to make jewellery. When I saw an exhibition of the work made by Lucy’s students in my local library I knew this was my chance. I have been coming every week for tuition in jewellery making for the last five years and it has given me a great sense of achievement.”
David Cooper, Clwyd, North Wales.

“I had a fantastic day, making a copper oak leaf pendant with Lucy. Not only did I take away a variety of jewellery making skills that I will use to make more jewellery in the future, I also enjoyed her company. Lucy taught me in a way that even as a beginner, I did not feel overwhelmed and was able to complete my pendant using many different techniques that I had no previous experience of doing. I look forward to doing another course with her in the future. Thank you Lucy.” August 2016
Carmen Hughes, Wrexham.