Workshops

“If anyone is considering attending the workshops in the future I can highly recommend them!”  (Gen)

“Thank you for a great class this morning.  I am very excited about the next few weeks.”  (Gill)

All the workshops take place at my studio at Banks Mill Studios, Derby.  During each of the sessions you will be taken step-by-step through the process from the design of your jewellery to the finished piece by myself, an experienced jewellery silversmith. Each course has a maximum of four places, ensuring everyone gets the individual attention they need to get the most out of these exciting hands-on workshops. No experience is necessary to take part. If you would like to book a workshop with one or more friends I am happy to arrange a date and time to suit yourselves, and one-to-one sessions can also be arranged, details on request.

To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

“Thank you for an amazing morning Susan ! We love the pieces we made!”  (Rebecca)

“Many thanks for your excellent tutoring, guidance and advice. I learnt so much during my workshops.”  (Kelly)

“Thank you so much for all your help and support.  I have learnt so much and loved every minute!”  (Gen)

Details and dates of all courses are given below.   If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here  – susan@susanhill.co.uk.

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Weekly Evening Workshops : 7-9pm Mondays for 5 weeks :  all workshops are currently full, new dates to be added

imageThis workshop, delivered over regular weekly sessions, will allow you the time to not only learn the silversmithing techniques needed to design and create your own sterling silver jewellery, but also to practise and develop these skills further by working on a number of jewellery pieces of your choice during the course.

It will also give you the opportunity to embark on more advanced projects. As everyone will be working on individual projects at their own levels, this set of workshops is ideal whether or not you have previous silversmithing experience.

More information

You will initially be taken step-by-step through the process from the design of your jewellery to the finished piece by myself, following which you will be working on your own ideas and designs under my close supervision and guidance. You will be shown the key techniques of  hand-sawing, filing, drilling, doming and soldering, together with decorative finishes such as matt, hammered and reticulated to make your finished pieces of jewellery individual to you. I will be on hand to offer advice and assistance whenever needed, and during the weekly sessions you will be able to learn other silversmithing techniques as and when required by your designs.  For example, you may wish to cover disc cutting, letter punches, oxidation with liver of sulphur, sweat soldering, ring making, sweat soldering…….

Course dates (all Mondays 7pm-9pm) – date to be added

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £120, which includes use of all tools and equipment. This can either be paid in full via my website, or can be paid  in three instalments of £40 if required – £40 to secure your place, £40 due during the first 2 weeks of the course starting and the remaining £40 due on the third week. Please contact me to arrange if this is your preferred option. Please note: Refunds cannot be given for individual days you are unable to attend.

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought at the workshops, approximately £15-£20 of silver will make a pendant, pair of earrings and a silver ring.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note –  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves.  Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

Book now

Weekly Evening Workshops : 7-9pm Wednesdays for 5 weeks : all workshops are currently full, new dates to be added

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This workshop, delivered over regular weekly sessions, will allow you the time to not only learn the silversmithing techniques needed to design and create your own sterling silver jewellery, but also to practise and develop these skills further by working on a number of jewellery pieces of your choice during the course.

It will also give you the opportunity to embark on more advanced projects. As everyone will be working on individual projects at their own levels, this set of workshops is ideal whether or not you have previous silversmithing experience.

More information

You will initially be taken step-by-step through the process from the design of your jewellery to the finished piece by myself, following which you will be working on your own ideas and designs under my close supervision and guidance. You will be shown the key techniques of  hand-sawing, filing, drilling, doming and soldering, together with decorative finishes such as matt, hammered and reticulated to make your finished pieces of jewellery individual to you. I will be on hand to offer advice and assistance whenever needed, and during the weekly sessions you will be able to learn other silversmithing techniques as and when required by your designs.  For example, you may wish to cover disc cutting, letter punches, oxidation with liver of sulphur, sweat soldering, ring making, sweat soldering…….

Course dates (all Wednesdays 7pm-9pm) – date to be added

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £120, which includes use of all tools and equipment. This can either be paid in full via my website, or can be paid  in three instalments of £40 if required – £40 to secure your place, £40 due during the first 2 weeks of the course starting and the remaining £40 due on the third week. Please contact me to arrange if this is your preferred option. Please note: Refunds cannot be given for individual days you are unable to attend.

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought at the workshops, approximately £15-£20 of silver will make a pendant, pair of earrings and a silver ring.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note –  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves.  Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

Book now

Half day (10am-1pm) : Make a set of little stacking rings  : Saturday 1st July

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Come along for the morning and make your own set of little sterling silver stacking rings. You will be able to decide your own combination of textures and finishes of the rings, making them a truly personal set! During this half day workshop you should be able to make 3 or 4 rings to take home with you at the end of the class (depending on your choice of designs).

More information

You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your rings, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering.  I will be on hand to closely guide and supervise at all stages of the process.

Workshop date – Saturday 1st July

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £40, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day, approximately £4-£6 of silver will make one ring depending on the thickness you choose.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves. Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (10am-1pm) : Make a sterling silver pendant : Friday 7th July – sorry this class is full

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During this workshop you will be guided through all the traditional silversmithing techniques you will need to design and create your own unique sterling silver pendant to take away at the end of the class.  For example your pendant could be a heart, your initial, a teardrop or your own original design – the choice is yours!

More information

Along the way you will learn the key techniques of  hand-sawing, filing, drilling, doming and soldering.   You will also be shown decorative finishes such as matt, hammered and reticulated to make your finished piece of jewellery individual to you .

The first part of the workshop will be an introduction and demonstration of the techniques required, and the remainder of the session you will be working on your own design of pendant under my close supervision and guidance.

Workshop date   Friday 7th July

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £40, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day, approximately £8 of sterling silver will make a pendant.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves. Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (10am-1pm) : Silver bangle workshop : Thursday 13th July

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At this workshop you will be shown how to make sterling silver bangles – the choice of texture and thickness is yours! During the morning you should be able to make 2 or maybe 3 bangles, depending on your choice of designs.

More information

You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your bangles, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering.  I will be on hand to closely guide and supervise at all stages of the process.

Workshop date – Thursday 13th July

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £40, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day, approximately £10 of silver will make one average thickness bangle.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves. Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

Book now

Half day (10am-1pm) : Make a set of little stacking rings  : Saturday 29th July

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Come along for the morning and make your own set of little sterling silver stacking rings. You will be able to decide your own combination of textures and finishes of the rings, making them a truly personal set! During this half day workshop you should be able to make 3 or 4 rings to take home with you at the end of the class (depending on your choice of designs).

More information

You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your rings, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering.  I will be on hand to closely guide and supervise at all stages of the process.

Workshop date – Saturday 29th July

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £40, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day, approximately £4-£6 of silver will make one ring depending on the thickness you choose.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves. Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

Book now

Half day (10am-1pm) : Silver bangle workshop : Friday 1st September

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At this workshop you will be shown how to make sterling silver bangles – the choice of texture and thickness is yours! During the morning you should be able to make 2 or maybe 3 bangles, depending on your choice of designs.

More information

You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your bangles, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering.  I will be on hand to closely guide and supervise at all stages of the process.

Workshop date – Friday 1st September

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £40, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day, approximately £10 of silver will make one average thickness bangle.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves. Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Full day (1oam-4pm) : Make a sterling silver ring  : Date to be added

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Learn the skills needed to make a sterling silver band ring to take away at the end of the class.  You will be shown how to size and shape your ring, along with the key techniques of hand-sawing, filing and soldering.  Once you have been shown the basic method of how to make your ring, you will be able to personalise it how you choose, including the height, finished texture, or maybe add a little heart or star, for example.

More information

At each stage of the process there will be an introduction and demonstration of the techniques required to make the ring of your choice.

Workshop date –  Date to be added

Time – 10am-4pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £75, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits). Please bring a packed lunch as this is not included in the day.

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day, approximately £10 of silver will make a ring.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves. Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (10am-1pm) : Make a pair of cufflinks :  **new**

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This new workshop is at the ideal time to make a pair of cufflinks for someone as the perfect Christmas gift.  During this workshop you will be guided through all the traditional silversmithing techniques you will need to design and create your own unique sterling silver cufflinks  to take away at the end of the class.

More information

You can choose the shape and finish of your cufflinks – for example, you could make a heart, an initial, a circle – and you may choose a textured hammered finish or to letter stamp initials or a date and oxidise them black.  The choice is yours!

Workshop date  

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £40, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day, the cufflink fitting will cost £9 and the sterling silver for the design will cost approximately £4.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves. Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

Book now

Full day (1oam-4pm) : Silver bangles & stacking rings workshop : Date to be added

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This workshop is in perfect time to make a special Christmas present for someone, or just treat yourself! At this full day workshop you will be shown how to make both sterling silver bangles and stacking rings. You will then be able to decide your own combination of textures and finishes – and how many of each – you would like to make, making them a truly personal set!  During this full day workshop you should be able to make 2 or 3 rings and 2 or 3 bangles to take home with you at the end of the class (depending on your choice of designs).

More information

You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your bangles and rings, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering.  I will be on hand to closely guide and supervise at all stages of the process.

Workshop date – Date to be added

Time – 10am-4pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £75, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits). Please bring a packed lunch as this is not included in the day.

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day, approximately £10 of silver will make one average thickness bangle and £4-£6 of silver will make one ring depending on the thickness you choose.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves. Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

Book now