Workshops: upcoming workshops with Breathing Space

Workshops: upcoming workshops with Breathing Space

Over the past couple of years I’ve been really lucky to work with Breathing Space in a fabulous health and wellbeing community project in Witton Gilbert. I always love teaching at Breathing Space, it is such a beautiful and relaxed venue and everyone is always so enthusiastic and friendly. Coming up over the summer I…

Student showcase: Metal embossed house numbers
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Student showcase: Metal embossed house numbers

10 fabulous copper house numbers and name plaques made over the last two Thursdays by carers, organised by Newcastle Carers. Everyone was a complete beginner to metal embossing last week and just look at the fabulous work they created! Last week I took everyone through the tools and materials and we worked on a small…

Student showcase: metal embossed coasters – Crosby Ravensworth
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Student showcase: metal embossed coasters – Crosby Ravensworth

Yesterday I had a great afternoon as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme when I visited Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall and taught an enthusiastic group how to create metal embossed coasters. Everyone took to learning the techniques really well, and they all made beautiful coasters, with a bit of experimentation going on too, which I always love to see!…

Student showcase: metal embossed hearts
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Student showcase: metal embossed hearts

Yesterday I taught a workshop on how to create these metal embossed heart ornaments, and had a lovely afternoon with the mum and son who came along. The hearts are inspired by the Mexican tradition of making ‘milagritos’ and ‘corazones mexicanos’, which you can read a bit more about here. I took them through creating…

Student showcase – metal embossed coasters – St Mary Park
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Student showcase – metal embossed coasters – St Mary Park

Yesterday I had a great afternoon as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme when I visited St Mary’s Village Hall in St Mary Park and taught a fabulous group how to create metal embossed coasters. Everyone took to learning the techniques really well, and they all made beautiful coasters, scroll through the carousel above to see what…

Studio blog: Hand made metal embossed journal with Japanese stab binding
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Studio blog: Hand made metal embossed journal with Japanese stab binding

A couple of weeks ago I finished this prototype for an upcoming full day workshop. This is a bespoke workshop for a craft group and on it everyone will learn how to create this Japanese stab bound journal and then metal emboss the front cover. There’s a quick video below showing you the book ‘in…

Student showcase: metal embossed coasters – Ellingham Village Hall
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Student showcase: metal embossed coasters – Ellingham Village Hall

On Tuesday as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme I visited Ellingham Village Hall and taught a fabulous group how to create metal embossed coasters. Everyone took well to learning the techniques, with lots of experimentation going on. They all made beautiful coasters, scroll through the carousel above to see what everyone got up to. Amazing…

Student showcase: Metal embossed coasters workshop – Amble
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Student showcase: Metal embossed coasters workshop – Amble

Sunday saw me at Amble Parish Hall teaching metal embossing to a lovely group, as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. Everyone took well to learning the techniques, with lots of experimentation going on, as well as people working on their own designs, which I always love! They all made beautiful coasters, scroll through the carousel above…

Student showcase: Metal embossed coasters workshop – Woodland
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Student showcase: Metal embossed coasters workshop – Woodland

I had a lovely day at Woodland Village Hall on Saturday, teaching metal embossing to a great group, as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. Everyone took well to learning the techniques and they all made beautiful coasters, with some even working on their own designs, which I always love to see! Scroll through the carousel above to…

Student showcase: Metal embossed coaster workshop – Grizebeck
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Student showcase: Metal embossed coaster workshop – Grizebeck

I had a fabulous day at The Community Hall at Grizebeck on Saturday, teaching metal embossing to an enthusiastic group, as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. Everyone really took to learning the techniques and they all made beautiful coasters, with some even working on their own designs, I love it when that happens! Scroll through the carousel…