“Being an absolute novice in the field of jewellery making I can only compliment Yvonne for her teaching skills. Everything was very well explained,
I did not have the slightest problem in understanding the different processes. Focus was completely on what I wanted to design and it worked very well.
The days were fully packed but then I wanted to get the piece finished and did not mind working late. The whole process was so interesting I might
return for more teaching.”
Susanne, The Hague, October 2010
“I was not very sure what to expect before I arrived but I thought the course was a really good introduction to all the processes and gave
me a real feel for what would be involved in making jewellery. I think the production of a contact sheet of photographs is a really good way of remembering all
the processes involved. I am hopeful that the evening course I will attend from next month will let me build on what I have already learned and that
I will have a stronger foundation from which to start. The quality of the workshop and tools were excellent with everything very well organised and
all the processes explained. The accommodation was excellent and the food really exceeded my expectations — all of it was lovely.”
Katrina Morrison, September 2010
“I learnt a huge amount in just the one day and hope I can return to attend another course in the near future. It was very helpful
to learn what I was doing wrong, and also new techniques. The tuition on melting and re-using silver, piercing, soldering, filing,
polishing and texturing was invaluable to me.”
Jane Meese, August 2010
“I found your course to be well above my expectations, you are a fantastic teacher and even though it was just me and the
teacher I never had the feeling that you were watching so closely as to make me nervous, I will most definitely book again for an
Francine Wilson, July 2010
“I had a great time, I think you should carry on doing things in the way you do — it was just perfect.”
Lindsay Robinson, May 2010
“Everything on the course lived up to and beyond my expectation. Time and care was taken to explain everything very carefully.
I can’t wait to put it all into practice and then come back for more.”
Kevin Marley, June 2010
“A very inspiring couple of days!”
Alison Mowbray, March 2010
“Yvonne is a wonderful patient teacher and made the experience very interesting and fun. We will definitely come back.
We are absolutely delighted with our new rings and this will make the re-taking of our vows very special.”
Collette and Tom McGrath, March 2010
“I found that I learned more in two days than I did over 6 months trying to teach myself from books!
I like the emphasis on ‘getting the basics right’ and found Yvonne to be a patient perfectionist. The food was superb and an unexpected bonus.
Thank you so much and I look forward to coming back, hopefully to move on from the basics.”
Catherine Brady, February 2010
“I thoroughly enjoyed my day! Yvonne taught me in an easy, understandable way and I produced two pieces of lovely jewellery, Thank you!”
Aidan Gleeson, January 2010
“My feedback for the course is 10/10! You pitched it perfectly and you allowed me to explore the tools etc at an appropriate pace.
The information given to me was thorough and left me feeling confident to set up and have a go! You were very welcoming and your house was
a delight to be in. Looking forward to another visit when I have practised these skills and produced some wearable jewellery!”
Lynn Green, January 2010