Jewellery making workshops with designer and maker Michelle Johnson.

My studio is based in the Biscuit Factory art gallery, 16 Stoddart St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN, situated in Ouseburn, the arty happening hub of Newcastle.  We are surrounded by art, music and really good food.

The Biscuit Factory has a wonderful cafe, serving really excellent food for lunch, you may wish to visit one of the other numerous good cafe's in the area to refuel before, during or after creating your own beautiful piece of silver jewellery. I serve tea (some fancy!) coffee, and biscuits throughout your workshop.

My workshops are small and accomodate four people, so lots of individual attention!

Fun and and inspirational workshops for individuals, groups of friends, family, couples, hen and birthday parties.

Gift certificates available, these can be used to purchase a jewellery making workshop or a piece of my handmade jewellery, just contact me. If you have received a gift certificate please contact me.

A very special workshop for couples, make your own or each others wedding rings, contact me to arrange a date to suit. This one day workshop costs £200 per couple, materials are extra, a silver wedding ring workshops is £150, materials included, visit me for a free consultation

If two or more people would like to make a piece of jewellery I will hold a half day, full day, or evening workshop just for them on a day/evening that suits, contact me to discuss what you would like to make.
Cost is £40.00 - £70.00 per person, materials are extra

One to one workshops, contact me to discuss what you would like to make, we can arrange a day to suit you.
Cost £55.00 for half a day, 10am - 1pm.  £110.00 for a full day, 10am - 4pm. Or to suit you, evenings are possible.


Winter/Spring 2019


Make what you want in 5 consecutive evenings. Workshops are held on a Tuesday evening, they start at 6.30pm and finish at 9pm. You can choose from:  February 5th - March 5th.  March 19th - April 16th.  May 7th - June 4th.
We will spend the first evening experimenting with copper, learning how to pierce (saw), texture and form metal, this will give you confidence in working with metal and inspire designs for the next class when we will begin to work in silver. Previous students have created beautiful pendants, earrings, charms, bangles, rings, set stones and wire wrapped silver and gemstone bracelets
. Just take a peek at the gallery to your right.
Cost is £110.00, materials are extra

 Half Day Taster Class, Saturday January 26th,  Saturday February 9th, Saturday February 16th  and Saturday March 16th, 10am- 12.30pm.   More dates will be added.
Not sure if jewellery making is for you?? Come along to a silver taster class! In a half day class we will make beautiful simple silver rings, a number of skills will be experienced in this wee class - design, texture, soldering, filing, sanding and polishing, you will initially practise with copper then transfer your designs to silver.  This class will give you a good idea of what is involved in the jewellery making process and what can be accomplished in a longer class, and you will have your own beautiful handmade silver ring to take home with you.
Cost is £32.00, materials included.

Stacking Rings with a Beautiful Stone ... A New Workshop! Saturday March 9th, 10am - 4pm
This class has been inspired by the fabulous work of my 5 week students, stacking ring and taster ring workshops! Make two, maybe three stacking rings, one will have a beautiful stone set. I will have semi-precious stones for you to chose from, we will texture silver so all of the rings will be different and unique, I will have pre made silver bezels for your stones. These rings will be so personal to you.
Cost is £65.00, materials are included.

Beautiful Stacking Bangles, This is a new workshop! Saturday March 23rd, 10am - 4pm.
As with my single bangle workshop, you will begin this workshop texturing copper, with stamps, hammers and the rolling mill, you will transfer your chosen design to silver to create beautful silver bangles that will hang and jangle together. All different, add charms if you wish, entwine them all together!
Cost £75.00. materials included.

Meditation/Spinner Rings. Pictured on the right. Saturday April 13th, 10am - 4pm. These rings are a big favourite of mine, and a very popular class, come along and make a chunky statement ring flared to hold one or more satellite rings which move freely around, they can be made from another metal for contrast. These rings have so many variations, they can be textured with hammers and punches, they do not have to be so wide if you prefer something more delicate. We will cover a number of skills, piercing (sawing) soldering, texturing, forming, polishing.
Cost is £70.00, materials are included in this price.

Beautiful Bangles Saturday, April 9th, 10am - 1pm. For those of us who have busy weekends, this is a half day workshop, we pack a lot in.  Learn how to make beautiful silver bangles. We will begin the class by texturing copper using hammers, stamps and the rolling mill, we will then transfer these techniques to silver, you will leave the class with a very personal and unique silver bangle.
Cost is £55.00, materials are included in this price.

Silver Stacking Rings Saturday, February 23rd, 10am - 2.30pm Boosted by the ever popular Taster class this is an extended version to allow you to make more rings to stack together, all different, texture, personalise, add embellishments, you will learn how to size a ring to fit perfectly, solder, texture and polish.... See photos for inspiration, on the right of this page at the bottom. We will not stop for a full lunch break but bring a snack to keep you going!
Cost is £50.00, materials are included.



Places are always limited and in demand, please contact me to check availability and book a place.

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