A lovely summer's day in early August. As I arrive the front garden has beautiful agapanthas in bloom. I walk through the side passage and across the courtyard to where Lucy has prepared the workshop with the fan going for perfect working conditions.
I am continuing with my bangle project: polishing, soldering and preparing mounts. Time passes and suddenly it is time for lunch! I finish with a relaxing cup of tea in the back garden listening to the gurgle of water flowing into Lucy's goldfish pond.
Back to work for more informative tuition and experience in soldering using charcoal nuggets inside the mount to help solder to flow and also prevent marking of the mounts from the binding wire.
Another wonderful day ends - as always, too quickly - and time to make my way home.
Carole Hague August 11, 2019
My Wife and I attended a one-day course to make our own wedding rings, it was one of the most interesting and enjoyable experiences we have had. Lucy is so knowledgeable, explains and demonstrates every step we needed to make our rings. Lucy is also very patient and allowed us time to go over certain processes.
The workshop is exceptionally well laid out and very well stocked with all the equipment you would need. The day is very well managed by Lucy although you are consistently learning but you are also allowed to progress in your own time and made to feel relaxed. The overall cost is again excellent value when you consider the course is all day and 1-1 teaching.
We would 100% recommend to anyone and really hope to return one day in the future ourselves
Not to mention Lucy's workshop is set in a beautiful part of the Welsh country side, which is just an added extra to a truly wonderful day.
Karl Traylor February 18, 2019
" I just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that your teaching had a lasting and inspiring effect! I am still ‘practising' with the silver and learning to slow down and be more precise."
Sally Middleton February 2, 2019
Lucy is an excellent teacher, very intuitive and seems to know exactly the pace required for each task to ensure the learning process is complete. She is very patient and we had a lot of fun exploring solutions in the construction of my rather ambitious design.
Beverley Whent January 14, 2019
Absolutely brilliant. Lucy is super knowledgeable, creative and flexible. She listens to your ideas and gives you fantastic improvement ideas. Lucy is encouraging and easy to get along with. Cannot wait for another day because there will be another.
Rhona Hobson December 1, 2018
Brilliant one day course with Lucy yesterday recreating a 3D printed ring in silver. She demonstrated a number of techniques and theory in a simple to understand way and answered all my questions thoughtfully. Lucy gave me an insight into the jewellery making process and made it really accessible and approachable.
The location is beautiful, the tuition is excellent. I’ll be returning for another session soon.
Carol Hogan June 10, 2018
I had a fantastic day yesterday at Lucy’s 1-2-1 tuition workshop. Even though I am a complete beginner I was able to produce a silver ring and earings to a professional quality thanks to Lucy’s tutoring style, expertise and motivational encouragement. I will definitely be going back.
June 7, 2018
Another great day with Lucy, so wonderful that I am able to come regularly and to have started a project to learn so many different skills, looking forward to stone setting! Very peaceful to have lunch in your beautiful garden, thank you for sharing your expertise and wisdom. Many thanks.
Sara Christies June 4, 2018
My second visit to Lucy's studio ,this time for a two day introduction to stone setting.Lucy is very patient and her tuition has provided me with a wonderful basis to develop basic design and construction skills for gem set jewelry .It was a lovely couple of days and i hope to return in a few months after some practice !
Many thanks Lucy.
Jayne Sutherland June 4, 2018
I was so lucky with the weather for my first visit in May, enjoying lunch and tea breaks in Lucy’s picturescque garden. The irises were in bloom and I sat under the spectacular scented wisteria, looking out towards the Clwydian hills: very relaxing. Throughout the day, I absorbed numerous hints and tips (as usual); this time, about different ways of finishing metals; I also had a recap on riveting. The day ended so quickly, but I am returning soon - to continue my project with stone setting. Can’t wait!
Carol Hague June 2, 2018
My first day in Lucy's workshop was more than I was expecting. Yes, Lucy is a fantastic teacher; I had forgotten the pleasure of being well taught. My creation is bringing me joy and I feel so proud of myself. But I also want to mention the serenity, shared thinking, creative process and whole environment which is so conducive to learning. A memorable day.
Isobel Everett April 10, 2018
Another day with Lucy and my pendant is complete. I don't have to worry, as after we have solved the conundrum of what to do with the chain, I have so many other projects in mind. Although working with Lucy has enabled my knowledge, skills and confidence to soar I realise I'm only scratching the surface of my jewellery making journey, and I hope she will accompany me for a long time to come, imparting her wisdom along the way.
Edna Leys March 24, 2018
This week I have been expertly guided by Lucy to create unusual resin work together with one of my favourite techniques - reticulation. I produced two silver reticulated pendants and a pair of earrings. I can't wait to wear them as they are so unusual. Lucy's attention to detail ensures that each and every piece you create with her is finished to the highest standard possible.
Diana Williams March 21, 2018
I recently attended a course with Lucy and was not disappointed. Lucy's attention to detail is second to none. I received one to one tuition and ended up producing a silver cuff bracelet and was taught how to set a stone on the bracelet. Thank you. Will be back.
Diana Williams March 13, 2018
I would thoroughly recommend Lucy to anyone interested in making a bespoke piece of jewellery. Her class was so much fun, she was patient and so knowledgeable. Its great to have one on one help. I had a great day and came home with two bangles that I 'm very proud of, can't wait to come back!
Thank you so much.
Anita Jackson. March 10, 2018
I had such a good day learning how to create my piece of jewellery. Lucy was patient and so nice. I had 1-2-1 tuition and was so pleased with my piece. I am looking forward to going back and learning new techniques . Would recommend this course for anyone with an interest in making their own jewellery.
Lindsey W March 3, 2018
I have been coming to Lucy for nearly a year now and my pendant is evolving into a stunning piece.
I originally wanted a lesson in enamelling. However with Lucy's skill and a lot of my imagination being stretched with some test enamelling on the way, my pendant has gone into a completely new direction. I have never felt so proud or believed that I was capable of making something so technically and aesthetically good. All thanks to Lucy. I have the utmost respect for her expertise and patience in guiding me through the process of jewellery making. It is more than art and craft you gain from Lucy
Edna December 17, 2017
This November day was a birthday treat, rounding off the year with a new challenge - the technique of enamelling. Lucy also introduced me to heated titanium as an additional way of bringing colour into a design - one for my next project! Many thanks to Lucy for her truly exceptional support and inspiration over several other truly wonderful days, this year.
Carole H December 16, 2017
Attended one to one course with Lucy recently. I was a complete beginner but with Lucy's knowledge, expertise and patience I created a silver stacking ring. Very cozy workshop in a beautiful setting. I hope to return there in the new year to create another piece of jewellery with Lucy's assistance.
Manon December 10, 2017
My reviews are becoming a blog as I am still learning from Lucy. If I ever wanted to work within my comfort zone I have been well and truly moved beyond what I thought was possible . Every day a new stretch of my brain and a new technique presents itself. Time well spent and I come back for more each time
Edna December 3, 2017
As a novice jewellery maker I spent a challenging and fun day with Lucy in her studio creating a beautiful silver pendant. With her expertise, knowledge and guidance we worked through many processes including annealing, soldering, wire wrapping and much more. In her well- equipped studio I was able to learn a range of skills which will enable me to embark upon my own future jewellery projects: the handouts and photographic record will provide an excellent reference. Throughout the day we chatted about many other creative ideas and processes which opened up a world of possibilities!
Marie Perrin November 24, 2017
Lucy Copleston gives expert one-to-one tuition in precious metal jewellery making to all levels of ability at her private workshop in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales.
Phone Lucy for more info: 01745 710347.