Wendy Murphy (B.Ed) of WMM Silver is an experienced silversmith and tutor and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and practical skills to her workshops.
She has taught jewellery making and silversmithing classes both privately and in Adult Education for over 20 years and believes in making them fun, friendly and relaxed whilst making sure you work in a safe and supportive environment.
Chris started out in the jewellery business in the late 1990s. He spent two years learning the basic skills of a gold and silver smith whilst developing the skills to repair jewellery.
Chris spent a further three years as an independent gold smith, repairing jewellery as well as offering a handmade jewellery making service operating through three jewellery shops.
He is a qualified teacher, specialising in Design and Technology and has recently set up his own small workshop “Silver Badger Jewellery”.
Like most crafters Jenny Flight has dabbled with many crafts since childhood but her love of Jewellery Making came when she attended a course over 9 years ago and she has been making and selling jewellery ever since.
More recently, Jenny has enjoyed teaching this wonderful pastime and she loves to see peoples’ faces when they proudly try on their own creations. It is a relaxing craft which anyone can attempt, and it requires little space or tools to start up.
From her studio in Gloucestershire Wizz creates beautiful silver jewellery. Drawing inspiration from her engineering heritage and the ever-changing countryside around her, Silver Clay allows Wizz to create unique, quirky and elegant Jewellery.
Utilising her 3D design degree, she seeks to present this as contemporary stylish jewellery pieces. Wizz’s enthusiasm bubbles over, so she completed her Art Clay Diploma to enable her to teach and pass on the exciting creativity and emotion that only fine silver Jewellery can convey.
Wizz has a 3d Design degree, An Art Clay World Diploma, and is a member of the Guild of Jewellery Designers.
Sally has been fascinated with the combination of metal and glass for many years and now enjoy having the time to work with these materials.
She loves the brilliance of the glass colours and the way that the metals can look so soft whilst being so hard. Plants and animals inspire both the copper and the silver jewellery and two very different environments; the Cotswolds where Sally now lives, and post WW2 London where she was born, informs her work.
Copper Wire Jewellery
Jo Dewar has been weaving wire and making jewellery and 3D pieces for over 20 years. She is a member of the Worcestershire Guild – Contemporary Craft and exhibits her work mainly in Gloucestershire/Worcestershire and Herefordshire at shows and galleries. Jo also exhibits her work at the Landmark Arts Centre in London. She is also a member of the Worcestershire Guild-Contemporary Craft.
Jo knits and manipulates coloured copper wire into jewellery and 3D pieces. Her work evolves quite frequently as the material is malleable and therefore, able to turn the woven wire into a mesh that is worked and shaped into a wide range of art forms.