“A great, relaxed workshop… Despite the three of us having zero imagination, we all produced a lovely piece of jewellery that we were all happy with, thanks to Claire’s inspiration!…” Susan. Craft Courses. May 2021
“This was a super course. Claire was beautifully organised and everything was prepared and ready. She had lots of lovely examples of jewellery and lots of resources which I could use. Everything was clearly demonstrated and she was great at giving guidance and encouragement to try things. She gave explanations and tips at every stage and I felt I was learning something. Claire was extremely patient and nothing was too much trouble. The time went quickly and I left with a beautiful pair of earrings (that were just me!) and a tiny charm which I am going to gift. I would highly recommend this course.
Thank you very much indeed, Claire.” Lynn. Craft Courses. May 2021
“I really enjoyed the workshop and am going to continue with learning more about how to work with silver clay.” Denise. April 2021
“Thank you for your time, enthusiasm and energy. It was a pleasure to meet you. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I’m looking forwards to following up on some of those links you sent and having another go at some projects. Feeling inspired and keen to get going.” Nik. April 2021.
“I spent a lovely afternoon exploring Silver Clay, Claire explained the properties of the mixture and the process very clearly. The time went so quickly, I really enjoyed the practical side and it was great to do every bit of the process. I did managed to damage one of my pieces and Claire showed her expertise by fixing it. She showed me what she was doing and it was as good as new when she had finished. Claire is absolutely fab, friendly and very knowledgeable, I would recommend this class to anyone who loves to craft and / or wants to have a ‘go’ at something inspiring.!” Sue. December 2020.
“I attended a Covid-safe one to one resin workshop with Claire which I thoroughly enjoyed. Claire taught me everything I wanted to learn and was more than happy to share her knowledge, providing me with many tips on methods and products. After completing the workshop I left feeling confident enough to have a go at home and immediately placed an order from Resin8! I would highly recommend Claire’s workshops.” Dawn. October 2020.
“An excellent beginners course. Well paced so we completed our items in the time allowed and we both wore our new earrings the following day. Lots of examples and ideas so the hardest part was choosing what to make. Nice coffee and biscuits too !!” Susan. Craft Courses Customer. February 2020
“Many thanks for a great workshop, made some lovely jewellery and a lot more confident with the techniques now. Will definitely have a go at home” Jane. Craft Courses Customer. February 2020
“I had an absolutely fantastic day at Claire’s silver clay making workshop. I made three pieces of silver jewellery in the space of three hours! Claire was really helpful and very knowledgeable, offering me advice and support along the way but also encouraging my own ideas allowing me to experiment with the tools and techniques. The workshop surroundings are very comfortable and welcoming and I was provided with refreshments throughout the day. Claire also provided me with lots of info and useful links to silver clay websites so I now know the best places to go to buy the tools needed to do silver clay making at home. I will definitely be recommending to workshop to my friends and family. Thanks very much Claire for a great day! I had a ball!” Amy. CraftCourse Customer. February 2020
“My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Claire, showing us the techniques of making silver clay jewellery. It was brilliant- it’s definitely an excellent workshop to take to establish if this hobby is for you. We came away full of ideas!
Claire was very friendly and put you at ease, the learning atmosphere was very comfortable & well placed.
We would certainly recommend this workshop!” Jen. January 2020.
“Claire was brilliant. Very welcoming and friendly. I came to the course clueless and came away feeling like I had learnt a lot! She answered every question I had in detail. Claire is fantastic at guiding you with the appropriate resources to enable and ecorage you to do silver clay making independently. Highly recommended her course!” Abigail. January 2020.
“I requested some personalised baubles after losing our family dog! we are all , especially our daughter! totally in love with the baubles Claire made! attention to detail is amazing and value for money fantastic! thank you so so much” Laura. December 2019
“Superb course run by Claire learning how to use resin to make lots of different items – I chose baubles. Brilliant set up where Claire talks you through what to do and then you make your own baubles. Printouts provided by Claire to take away to remind you what to do/not to do. Really nice relaxed set up with a lovely cup of coffee and lots of friendly chat. Claire is very patient and is really good at giving tips and advice to you. I’ve followed up with Claire after the course with lots of ‘how do I’ type of questions and she’s answered them really quickly. I’d really recommend this course if you’re looking to start working with resin. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for any further courses by Claire. Thanks Claire.” Angela. December 2019
“We have been to Claire twice now on jewellery courses. Once for silver clay and once for resin. Claire is so patient and easy to talk to and ask questions. She takes her time and makes learning a new craft fun. I couldn’t recommend her more.” Sophie. December 2019
“We did this as a team building event from work. As a team of two we struggled to find something that we could do together until I found Claire’s silver clay workshops. As the only ones there, we received Claire’s full attention, guidance and support. Claire was very welcoming and explained each step, ensuring we understood what we needed to do. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and as complete beginners it was great to leave with pieces of jewellery we had made ourselves. I have worn my lovely pendant. Thanks for a great morning Claire.“ Margaret & Denise. October 2019.
“I really enjoyed the course with Claire I attended recently, as my teenage son was ill and off school he came along too! Claire was very thorough with her explanations and taught, making her own piece alongside ours as an example.
We produced our own customised pieces, using a variety of techniques, Claire was very knowledgeable and explained the whys and what to look our for along the way, I feel inspired to try this at home and confident I could.
It was interesting also to learn of her experiences and interest in other craft mediums and jewellery making too – her workshop is like an Aladdins cave!” Susan. Craft Courses Customer. September 2019
“I had a great time today at this workshop. Claire was very welcoming and great in describing and showing me the techniques to make my Metal Clay jewellery, so much so that when I left I went online and bought a beginners kit. It was a lovely relaxing morning/afternoon. I made a pendant which I love.
I am looking forward to do another workshop. Plus Daisy the dog was adorable.” Debbie. Craft Courses Customer. September 2019
“Having already completed the beginners sliver clay course with Claire I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed!
She was thorough with her instructions and was happy to recap on using silver clay. I was able to make a lovely thumb ring using all silver clay and another two using fine silver wire and the left over clay.
I have had many lovely compliments as I have about all my pieces I have made with Claire on her silver clay courses. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to develop their silver clay products they make.” Emily. Craft Course Customer. June 2019
“I looked on the internet for a short introduction to making silver clay for my daughter and I. This was perfect, we were the only people there and had 100% attention, guidance and support. In 3 hours we made whatever we wanted, and I really like wearing my earrings. Thank you so much Claire for accommodating us at such short notice. A lovely lady, highly recommended by us!” Celia. Craft Courses Customer. April 2019.
“A really enjoyable day. Claire explained everything with examples. She was welcoming, friendly and informative. We made our designs and Claire helped when things didn’t quite go according to plan so we left with our own designer jewellery. Really pleased.” Judith. Craft Courses Customer. April 2019.
“This morning I attended Claire’s Silver Clay jewellery course at her home studio and I throughly enjoyed my three hour class and my one to one tuition. Claire is very welcoming and explains everything in a very easy to understand manner and I was able to ask as many questions as I wanted. She supplied coffee and cake as well as excellent information on where and what to purchase to continue this craft myself at home. As a complete beginner I was able to produce three items which I am thrilled with. I can highly recommend this course. Thank you Claire.” Val. Craft Courses Customer. April 2019
“So enjoyed my time learning a new skill with Claire, who shares her knowledge and expertise readily and makes you feel comfortable throughout each process that is involved in silver clay. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while now and so glad that i had booked! Claire explains everything each step of the way and makes you feel able to accomplish something unique to yourself with special meaning. I had an inkling of what i’d like to make beforehand but since i left my head is buzzing with ideas. Thanks so much Claire and Daisy Dog for making this such an enjoyable step into the unknown and untried…..left with some really lovely pieces as presents for my nearest and dearest! This was a Birthday treat for me, the day before the course so thanks again Claire …..” Tracey. Craft Courses Customer. February 2019
“Excellent friendly tuition & encouragement” Tracy. Facebook Customer February 2019.
“As complete beginners Claire explained everything really well which enabled us to make five lovely pieces between us to take away. Claire is patient, knowledgeable and full of ideas and tips which she gladly shares. Attending this has given us the confidence to go it alone. We would recommend a visit to Claires studio for anyone thinking of attempting silver clay work.” Tony & Melanie. CraftCourses Customers February 2019.
“Wonderful few hours, Claire was so welcoming and helpful. We loved it and would recommend it to anyone”Sophie. Craft Courses Customer January 2019.
“Really enjoyed the silver clay workshop. Claire was really knowledgeable and helpful and I’m now really enthusiastic about giving it a go on my own! Can’t wait to get started in the meantime I’m really enjoying wearing the pieces that I made during the workshop.”Janette. Craft Courses Customer December 2018.
“Fantastic bauble making session. Easy to do with plenty of materials to use and excellent guidance from Claire. Well worth the money.”Anne-Marie. Facebook Customer November 2018
“I had a great session today learning silver clay with Claire. She was so lovely during the session explaining all the steps and I thoroughly enjoyed making my own pieces! Thank you so much.”Zoe. Facebook Customer October 2018
“Claire is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher and taught us so much.
Claire made us feel so welcome in her home and Daisy dog was gorgeous. Will certainly be back to hone our new skills further.”Su. CraftCourses.com Customer September 2018
“Claire’s class was just great, I enjoyed every minute of it!! Claire made me feel comfortable and relaxed as soon as I got there. She made the instructions simple and straight forward, demonstrating each part of the process and suggesting slightly different methods which might be useful. Claire had lots and lots examples of finished and try-out pieces which were really lovely and gave me loads of ideas for my own stuff! I learnt a lot, met two lovely people, Claire and Trish, had cakes and coffee and left with some beautiful jewellery made by me! Thanks Claire!” Sue. CraftCourses.com Customer August 2018
“I was not expecting to have one to one learning, so this was a great bonus as well as the laid back atmosphere and easy to follow instructions from Claire plus the excellent value for money I could not wish for better. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.” Ann. CraftCourses.com Customer August 2018
“Lovely relaxed afternoon, I would never have had the courage to try this on my own but Claire was confident and reassuring. I arrived with a rather over ambitious idea in my head and Claire worked with me to produce a lovely unique piece that I will really treasure, even allowing the class to massively overrun so that my piece could be finished in the kiln. Do give this a try, you won’t be disappointed.”Diane. CraftCourses.com Customer June 2018
“I went along with my partner for this course and we had a great time. Claire and Daisy gave us a lovely welcome and the session was relaxed and informative. We were very happy with our pieces and Claire was a great teacher. We had tea cakes and laughter, mixed with learning about working with silver clay. I would recommend Claire’s course to anyone.”Jan. CraftCourses.com Customer June 2018
“I have just left Claire’s house after a brilliant afternoon learning all about silver clay, I made a pendant necklace in a heart shape and textured and two other pieces to add to further lessons. Claire is very welcoming, friendly and can translate her enthusiasm to you so you come away wishing you could have stayed longer and made more.
Thank you Claire”Pam. CraftCourses.com Customer June 2018
“I had a very interesting and really informative afternoon thanks to Claire. I was very lucky to have a one to one lesson (not including Daisy!) and learned a lot from an excellent teacher, and it was amazing to see the transformation from a little piece of clay to heart pendant and letter pendant. I will certainly be making use of the information sheets provided by Claire to try using silver clay at home. I would highly recommend this course, and Claire to anyone interested in silver jewellery making.”Michael. CraftCourses.com Customer May 2018
“Claire was lovely and so informative for it being a beginners class I felt like I gained much more in depth knowledge than I thought I was going to get. Claire went through the process in a methodical easy informative way and I instantly felt at ease. She had lots of pieces to show different techniques to try yourself and a wealth of knowledge to go with this. She supplied me with enough sanding/polishing papers to get my pendants looking lovely at home. She also supplied me with some paper copies of all the information we had discussed and where I could purchase supplies.
I would recommend Claire’s classes to any of my friends and family”Emily. CraftCourses.com Customer May 2018
“I booked this course for my daughter and me to learn more about silver clay. Claire answered all our questions and provide help and encouragement during our session. The printed information and the practical experience was great encouraging us to continue with this fascinating craft . Both of us are determined to carry on crafting in silver and silver clay. Thank you Claire for a great morning. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in making jewellery”Mike. CraftCourses.com Customer April 2018
“Claire was great, really flexible even as i needed to change the date with only a few days notice. The course was really hands on, i came away with three pieces of jewellery and learnt the basics. Claire gave me lots of printed out information to take away so i didn’t need to worry if i forgot something. Definitely recommend”Claire. CraftCourses.com Customer April 2018
“Thank you for a lovely day. I am really pleased with my earrings and necklace. I want to make more!”Diane. CraftCourses.com Customer March 2018
“I booked the silver clay course with Claire and she offered me a one to one session and was very quick and prompt about this. The course itself was brilliant. I learnt everything I needed to know to start this hobby at home and Claire went above and beyond to get me the information necessary to do this. She gave me a pack with all the info I needed and even sent follow up emails with more info. She is very attentive and helped me make some amazing pieces. I would definitely recommend her to anyone”Laura. CraftCourses.com Customer March 2018
“My friend and I were interested in doing this course, but we have limited availability owing to work (and other) commitments. Claire was very accommodating and offered a course for just the two of us. We were both totally new to silver clay work, and found the course interesting – it was hands-on and we managed to come away with pieces that we had made and more importantly, that we could actually use. Claire was very friendly, and we enjoyed meeting her dog Daisy, who made us very welcome too! Claire had a lot of equipment for us to use and gave us lots of tips in case we wanted to try using silver clay at home, including written information for us to take away”
Debbie. CraftCourses.com Customer February 2018
“As Claire didn’t have a course coming up she offered me a one to one class – an added bonus.
Claire was very warm and welcoming. She was able to explain the silver clay process clearly and it was very helpful to have my many questions answered so well. She even gave me a lot of written information and useful contacts to take home for future use. I had a really enjoyable afternoon and have some new earrings too”Ann. Craft Course Customer August 2017
“Amazing service, would highly recommend! I explained Claire exactly what I wanted for my hairpiece for my wedding and it is perfect. I also purchased a beautiful pearl necklace, can’t wait to wear them both on my big day. Thanks Claire xx”Kelly. Facebook Customer September 2017
“I received my necklace from my mum as a surprise for my wedding day. Absolutely stunning. Even down to the packaging. Was used as my something old and new! Very talented lady loads of people commented on it. Thank u so much x”Claire. (Facebook To-Dot Customer May 2017)
“Received this today ….. a present from my mum for my wedding in cyprus….. Thank you so much it’s gorgeous. I’ll send a pic when it’s on with my dress. Thank u” Claire. (A Facebook To-Dot Customer May 2017)
“Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly necklace you made for my friends birthday. She was blown away with it and the finishing touches of the wrapping and wax stamp made it even more special. x”Heather. (A Bespoke To-Dot Customer August 2015)
“Amazingly talented lady who makes absolutely stunning jewellery! Couldn’t recommend this more! Thank you x”Laura. (A Facebook To-Dot Customer October 2015)
“Laura loved her bangle. Especially when I told her it was handcrafted and no one else would have that design.”Lorraine. (A Bespoke To-Dot Customer December 2015)