The Ring a Month 2020 calendar is available on pre-sale
Saturday 23rd November, 12-7pm
Arienas Collective, Edinburgh
I will be doing a free demonstration of making and torch firing silver clay jewellery at the Arienas Collective open day. My demonstration is at 4.30pm and I will be there all day to chat and sell some of my jewellery as part of the pop-up shop
I wrote a guest blog post for Jewellers Academy on my favourite tools and innovations for metal clay jewellers
You can read the full post here
I wrote a guest blog post for Craft Courses on 5 eco-friendly reasons to try silver clay
You can read the full post here
I'm very proud to have been chosen as one of the tutors for the YCMI 2020 residential metal clay conference in England
I will be teaching two hands-on sessions and doing a talk about hallmarking
I have been invited to demonstrate silver clay jewellery making at the Create and Craft Show at Glasgow SEC again this year.
I will be there every day from 24th - 27th October 2019
I will update the details about my demo when I have it.
Tickets are on sale now.
Guest blog post
I researched and wrote a blog post on how to protect your jewellery designs from being copied for Jewellers Academy
Guest blog post
I wrote a blog post on fairtrade, eco-friendly, sustainable: how to build an ethical jewellery business for Jewellers Academy
* New course *
Based on feedback from students I have designed a new course including making a silver shadow box pendant, lentil bead and Pandora-style bead
Boxes and beads in silver clay
London summer school teaching
I will be teaching during the summer school for the Mary Ward Centre in London this July including build a website in two days, social media marketing for small business and self promotion for artists and crafters.
The places are subsidised so are a fantastic price.
Click the button below to find out more
I am staying at Hill Street Design House in Edinburgh but am moving into studio 9
I created the ring a month 2019 challenge on Facebook and it's gone a bit viral! There are currently 491 jewellers signed up to it on Facebook and 741 followers on Instagram @ringamonth
The challenge is to make a ring each month. A theme is suggested. The ring can be made from any material and you can be any level of jewellery maker to join in.
My blog post for the Jewellers Academy blog was published.
How to have a sale without having a sale
My blog post for Jewellers Academy was published
Creating gift vouchers for your jewellery business
I was commissioned to write an article for the professional issue of Making Jewellery magazine on whether craft fairs are worthwhile.
I was commissioned by the editor of Making Jewellery magazine to write an article on hallmarking metal clay for the metal clay special issue. This issue is out now. You can find my article on pages 30 and 31 along with lots of fantastic tutorials and interviews with brilliant metal clay artists
The magazine can be purchased from larger WH Smiths and some supermarkets
To purchase a digital copy and for more info click the button below
I was interviewed for the Arienas Collective blog about my silver clay classes. You can read the full blog post here
My article on maximising online christmas sales for jewellers has been published in the latest issue of Making Jewellery magazine.
Booking now open
Booking is now open for my 90-minute silver clay workshops at the Creative Craft Show in Glasgow from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th October.
I will be teaching from 12-1.30pm each day in Creative Den 2.
The workshop is suitable for beginners and you will learn how to make a pendant from silver clay.
You will choose either the butterfly, hummingbird, button or owl and then choose your own shape and textures.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
Places are limited and sold out before the show started last year so book now!
Note: you will also need a ticket for entry to the show as the workshop ticket only covers the cost of materials for the pendant
Soldering on metal clay - intermediate class
Due to demand from students I have added a new intermediate class to my Edinburgh timetable. On this one day class suitable for those with some silver clay experience (either the taster or beginners class or practice at home) extend your skills by learning how to solder. You will learn to make cufflinks, stud earrings and how to solder on a jump ring (an alternative to drilling a hole).
I currently have two dates scheduled for 2018 and will be adding more for 2019 soon
Click here to find out more and for the link to book a place
9th August 2018
I was invited to teach a masterclass in how to create an inspirational jewellery blog for the members at Jewellers Academy
Check out my latest blog post for Jewellers Academy on getting press for your jewellery business
I have been invited to exhibit at the Creative Craft Show at the SEC Glasgow from 25th - 28th October.
I will be teaching a 90-minute silver clay workshop each day. I'll update my website when the bookings for these sessions are open
I am quoted in this months issue of WI Life magazine about the psychological benefits of crafting and making
I was commissioned to write an article for Craft Business magazine and it's been published (May 2018, issue 131)
The magazine can be downloaded for free. My article is on page 30
I've been accepted to sell my silver jewellery at An Independent Zebra, a shop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh specialising in selling the work of Scottish designers. My silver bee range will be available from 27th June 2018
I applied and am excited to have been accepted to demonstrate 'Modern alchemy - turning clay into silver' at the Mini Maker Faire (part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival) on Sunday 15th April 2018
My article on getting press coverage written for Making Jewellery magazine was published in issue 166, March 2018
I've been chosen as a featured member for Creative Edinburgh, February 2018
You can check out my introductory video and my profile here
My silver clay tutorial, commissioned for Making Jewellery magazine was published on 7th December. I was excited to see that my work was also chosen for the cover
I have moved into a studio in Edinburgh at Hill Street Design House where I will be working, making and teaching!
I'm really pleased to announce that I have been invited again to be on the teaching team for the You Can Make It 2018 metal clay residential conference in Dorset, England.
It was a fantastic conference this year and I'm looking forward to being a part of it again.
I will be teaching a Soldering metal clay session on Sunday morning
and doing a talk on Hallmarking metal clay on Sunday afternoon
I was filmed for Live at 5 on STV2! The piece was filmed at the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show in Glasgow on Friday 27th October 2017 and aired that evening. Here are some screenshots
I was interviewed for the 'My life in clothes' feature in The Scotsman. Published 21/10/17
I was interviewed for the Daily Record on the benefits of creativity on our wellbeing. Published 14/10/17
I'm really happy to be on the Arienas Collective teaching team! I'll be teaching silver jewellery taster and full day classes in this central Edinburgh location near to the Portrait Gallery
I'm really excited to announce that I will be teaching jewellery classes for The Art Club, Edinburgh
I love their location and their gorgeous space so I'm really looking forward to teaching there!
Check here for current dates
Contact Jenny to book a place, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07794 136 793
I'll be teaching workshops at the Stitching, sewing and hobbycrafts show
26th-29th October 2017