Classes are held weekly and we run short courses every few months on a range of specialised subjects. A growing library is there to inspire the mind while the kitchen is a place to sit and share ideas over tea and coffee.
Beginner or experienced, each person works at their own pace and pursues their specific interest rather than following strictly set out themes. Members are encouraged and helped with developing their ideas and designs into reality and inspiring others in the process.
The workshop has a very good selection of equipment. Members do not need to invest in any tools but most people can't resist acquiring a small toolbox. Generally it is not long before it is filled with at least some small tools, bits of silver, solder, wire, drawings etc.
There is also a small library. Books on technical skills and design may be borrowed. The walls are adorned with images of jewellery and silverware. IT and printer facilities are available.
A small kitchen adjoins the benchroom with a microwave and a small fridge, tea and coffee and a steady supply of cake and biscuits.
The images below illustrate what people who come to classes at The Silver Workbench have achieved.
Silver is one of the most versatile precious metals and members enjoy using a large diversity of tools and techniques to make an array of wonderful objects and jewellery.
Classes are run in 6 week blocks on Wednesdays 13.30 -16.30
and on Thursdays , 09.30 - 12.30, 13.30 - 16.30 and 18.00 - 21.00.
Each class has six spaces. Please click on the dots for dates and availability.
Please use the form below to contact us with any queries.
I joined the Silver Workbench to learn a new creative hobby and I love it. The workshop is well appointed, tuition excellent with patient, skilled tutors. In the company of a diverse group of students I have created lovely, original jewellery.
Jane. April 2018
I find it a great joy to spend time at the Silver Workbench. Starting from zero I am learning to become a silversmith with a most friendly group of people.
David. April 2018