I teach regulary termly classes in Chesham, private lessons in Reading and summer school in Missenden Abbey (scroll down for details).


Classes in Chesham Adult Learning Centre

I teach day and evening classes in Chesham Adult Learning Centre, Chiltern Hills Academy, Chesham, HP5 2RG

Be guided through a series of projects progressing to designing and making your own individual jewellery. No experience or artistic skills are necessary. Classes are for both beginners and those with experience. The course provides a range of hand tools and access to equipment. You will be introduced to the tools and given full instruction in the use of tools & equipment as the course progresses. Students can choose to work either in silver or they can work in copper or brass. Silver and other metals are not included in the cost. You will be given instruction in how to purchase your own materials.

TASTER SESSION: If you just want to try one session before you book, you can come from 12:00-3:00pm Thursday 14 September for £31. Please call 01296 382403 to book.

Tuesday 9:30am-3:00pm (next 11 week session starts 19 September) £300

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm (next 11 week session starts 19 September) £134

*NEW CLASS* Thursday 12:00pm-3:00pm (next 11 week session starts 21 September) £202

Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm (next 11 week session starts 21 September) £134

To book, please click on this link to Buckinghamshire Adult Learning.

******Please note the Buckinghamshire website is having technical issues, so it’s better to phone to book: 01296 382403********

Summer School at Missenden Abbey

To book, please click here for the Missenden School of Creative Arts website.

10th to 11th August 2017

£205 (non residential), £292 (residential)

Thursday to Friday

9:30 – 5:00pm on both days

This course aims to teach students the basic principles of jewellery making. You will start by learning how to use the basic tools required to make jewellery, such as the piercing saw, benchpeg, pliers, hammers, mandrels and torch. The first project, a ring, will guide you through the fundamental techniques of jewellery making, such as piercing, shaping, filing, sanding, hammering, soldering and finishing. Once your first project is completed, we will expand into texturing techniques using hammers and the rolling mill. We will discuss how to design and plan your second project and depending on what you make, we will cover other techniques of jewellery making. You will leave with at least two finished pieces of jewellery in either copper or silver. The tutor can advise you on further courses to take if you would like to continue making jewellery. If you have questions before the class starts, please email the tutor at machidewaard@gmail.com

Classes in Reading

Private lessons are also available at my studio in Reading. For example, you can make 3 silver rings in a day or make a silver pendant with a bezel set stone in a day.

A day is 10am – 4pm and includes lunch and materials for £120. For more information, please email me at machidewaard@gmail.com.