Thinking of taking one of our classes? See what our previous students have said here.
If you have been on one (or more!) of our classes we would love to hear your feedback; just drop us an email 🙂
“I’d just like to say thank you very much for your excellent expertise and teaching of silver work.
I’ve enjoyed learning a new skill over the past few years.
“Vicky was nervous before attending the class and didn’t think she would be able to make the ring. She said your instructions were so perfect that she did it and is delighted with the results. She said its the best gift she’s ever had!”
Liz – March 2022
Spinning ring class
“I absolutely loved the silver clay workshop.
So informative and excellent value for money.
I will definitely sign up for another workshop.”
Alison. P – March 2022
Beginners Silver Art Clay
“Thank you so much for the course on Saturday.
Carol and I really enjoyed it and Im super chuffed with my necklace.”
Beginners Silver Art Clay
“We really enjoyed today Laura”
Paula and Sophie
Stacking Ring Class
“I did the spinning ring course 8th January and the pendant one about 6 weeks ago.
I’ve got the bug!
I’ve a lot to learn – but I am learning!
I just wanted to thank you!”
“I had a great time on Saturday, loved every minute of the day. I really enjoyed learning how to put sparkles into the clay. It’s always a pleasure to learn new techniques”
Intermediate Silver Art Clay – October 2021
“Thanks so much for yesterday it was brilliant.”
Fiona and Lexie
Intermedaite Silver Art Clay
‘I really enjoyed my first class last week and came away having made 2 rings which I am very proud of! Laura is a very patient, friendly and knowledgeable teacher and I am already booking on to more courses. It has given me the confidence to just have a go. It really is addictive!!’
Clare G – Ring Making – September 2021
“Thanks again for the lovely class and amazing ring!”
Spinning Ring Class – August 2021
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course, it was well managed to allow for different levels of abilities and ensure that all participants, achieved the best they could. Some of the designs made during the week were of a very high quality and using so much imagination, interpreted on to silver.”
Beginners Intensive Jewellery Making – August 2021
“The course is beautifully organised and Laura very friendly, knowledgible and supportive of all our ideas – finding ways to let us engineer our ideas!
The process is fascinating -dull grey clay changing into really excellent quality ware. Thank you Laura and other participents. Very much reccomended”
Beginners Silver Art Clay
“I’ve just completed the 10 week Beginner’s Silver Jewellery Making Course with Laura. She is an excellent teacher; by your side to guide and encourage you and, of course, show you techniques and tips. The weekly sessions build your skills at a comfortable pace. I felt supported and safe while working in her well-equipped studio. I highly recommend Hampshire School of Jewellery if you have ever wanted to explore working with silver or silver art clay”
Carrie G – August 2021
“Thank you so much for such an enjoyable class this morning. You are an excellent teacher – so clear in your instructions.
Thank you again and I’ll definitely be looking at other courses that you run.”
Spinning Ring Class – August 2021
“I really did enjoy the
The class was informative and
I look forward to doing another course with you.”
Stacking Ring Class – June 2021
“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday.
We really loved it. “
Beginners Silver Art Clay – June 2021
“I just wanted to thank you for a brilliant afternoon at your studio making silver rings.
“Thanks to Laura for an amazing workshop where I made a silver spinning ring. Laura was very welcoming and an excellent teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process from beginning to end and will definitely be back .”
Spinning Ring Class – May 2021
I just wanted to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed my Spinner Ring Class at Hampshire Jewellery School recently.
It was well organised, safe, and lots of fun. I will certainly be coming back to do another class with you.
Spinning Ring class – May 2021
“I’ve enjoyed your classes so much, given me a new lease of creative life”
Beginners 10 week course – Autumn 2020
“Thank you Laura for a great workshop on Saturday. We are very happy with our rings and would love to join you again in the future.”
Emma and Lucy
Stacking Ring Class – December 2020
“Thank you so much for helping us make our rings. It was fun to do and we really enjoyed it. We love our rings, they are so cool! We can’t wait to come again and make something new!
“Laura hosted a small party for my daughter to celebrate her ninth birthday party.
She engaged the children throughout the 2 hour party, equipped them to safely use a variety of jewellery making tools and rewarded them at the end of the party with beautiful, bespoke silver pendants that they made themselves.
All the girls are delighted with their creations and had a lot of fun. I would highly recommend Laura and the Hampshire School of Jewellery.
Laura is a very professional and friendly teacher with a great setting, a passion for jewellery making and a unique ability to tailor the class to the audience.
Thank you Laura – we LOVED it!”
Jacqui – Birthday Party
“I had yet another enjoyable day at a silver clay course held by Laura at her Covid-safe school. She is a great tutor and explains everything in a patient and easy to understand manner.
The amount of tools, moulds, texture sheets and cookie cutters she has available to use is staggering!
“A thoroughly enjoyable few hours. I came along with my daughters and we all enjoyed ourselves and are thrilled with our creations.
We hope to come back soon.”
Spinning Ring Class – September 2020
“We had a great time, as beginners we were a bit apprehensive but you quickly explained how everything worked, each step was simple to follow and the visual screen meant we could all see clearly and safely of each part.
Having our own area and all the tools ready was great and made it possible to all work at our own pace and space.
We can’t wait to come back again and make some more!!!”
Fiona, Liz and Karen
Stacking Ring Class – September 2020
“I really enjoyed the class, Laura was very friendly and knowledgeable about jewellery making and I came away with a lovely set of stacking rings which I love wearing.” Maxine Stacking Ring Class – August 2020
“Inspired by Laura’s fantastic beginners’ workshop on working with metal clay, I joined an intermediate course.
This time we learned how to work with the syringe form of silver art clay and setting stones into designs.
These skills take you to another realm of possibilities and is equally as fun and rewarding.”
“I cannot recommend Laura and Hampshire School of Jewellery enough! The skills I learned in such a short space of time are incredible!
I’ve so far attended two terms with Laura and not only have I met the most lovely people, I’ve also learned enough skills to start my own little jewellery making business!
I was so nervous to begin with about going but by the end of the first session I couldn’t wait to go back and I’m absolutely hooked!
Thank you Laura!”
“I really enjoyed the silver earrings Saturday workshop.
Classes are kept small and are always very friendly. Laura explained each process involved in great detail but she makes it easy to understand and follow.
She is always on hand to help and develop ideas.
The tea and biscuits provided are scrumptious too!”
“Absolutely love attending classes, and am looking forward to starting my forth block of 10 week classes.
Laura is a great teacher, and always ready to offer one on one help when needed.
The classes are friendly and relaxed, and you work at your own pace, practising new skills – and best of all you walk away with your very own unique pieces of jewellery”.
“The classes are so welcoming and informative and I’ve learnt such a lot in a short save of time. Laura’s tuition is clear and concise and the workshop is organised beautifully.
I highly recommend Laura’s classes. They are thoroughly enjoyable!”
“Absolutely love it!
“I can’t recommend the Hampshire School of Jewellery highly enough. Laura is an excellent teacher with boundless enthusiasm and creativity for her students. She has a real passion for supporting each student’s creative journey and expertly guides you through each project’. Each project builds on the prior knowledge and pushes you just a little more to create lovely jewellery to take home.”
“I’ve been on lots of Laura’s courses which tells you how good they are!
She’s an excellent teacher, full of ideas and reassuring while allowing everyone to be as creative as they want to be. Every week in the studio is a joy.”
“Help, assistance and guidance always available with a smile when needed.”
“I love seeing what other people make and being able to bounce ideas off one another .”
“Just to say how much I have enjoyed the classes.
It was lovely to.make new friends. I look forward to continuing.”
“I’ve attended two of your classes, one to make a bangle and the other for a Christmas pudding. As a complete beginner I have to say I throughly enjoyed both of these classes and can’t wait for lockdown to be over so I can attend more classes.”
“I had a wonderful time at the Hampshire School of Jewellery creating my 3 stacking rings. I really enjoyed making the rings and I’m so proud of my creations. Thank you Laura for a great session. I can’t wait to book on my next session!”
Have you been thinking about doing a course with us? Why not see what some previous students have said about our courses-
“I really enjoyed the course. I do feel incredibly proud of my achievements.”
Leonie – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making 10 week course – Spring 2020
“I had a brilliant day on Saturday at the Beginner’s Silver Clay course. Laura is a very good tutor; she is friendly, organised, full of excellent tips and very patient. I love wearing my new jewellery.”
Yvonne – Beginners Silver Art Clay – February 2020
“I loved it! Thank you so much”
Jane – Beginners Silver Art Clay – February 2020
” Just wanted to thank you for a lovely class this morning, we enjoyed the whole experience. We are very happy with our spinning rings.”
Brenda – Silver Spinning Ring Class – January 2020
“I had a lovely time and am so happy with my rings. I keep looking at them and feel rather proud each time! So much nicer than buying ready made ones!!
Sharon – Stacking Ring Class – January
“I absolutely loved the course on Saturday. You’ve got a really great delivery style – welcoming, relaxed and flexible, but also knowledgeable and inspiring. Thank you so much. I’ve been wearing my star earrings ever since and telling all my friends to have a go at metal clay!! “
Emily – Beginners Silver Art Clay – November 2019
“Thanks for an enjoyable jewellery making session, definitely well suited to complete novices and well supervised! Makes for a great present as something a little different to do.”
Tia – Private Bangle Making Lesson – October 2019
“Booked a one to one session with Laura for our granddaughter as a birthday treat . She absolutely loved it and Laura was really patient , very thorough and had a knack of really inspiring her to be creative. A great success and thoroughly recommended.”
Keith & Sue – August 2019
“The Beginners Silver Clay workshop is a fantastic session and Laura’s thoughtful teaching takes you through all the steps with plenty of great tips along the way. It’s amazing what you can achieve and leave wearing something you’ve created! Warning: working with silver art clay is totally addictive!”
Carrie – Beginners Silver Art Clay – July 2019
“I had a brilliant day. Michelle was such a lovely tutor and I came away with 3 finished pieces which was amazing. I will definitely be signing up for the next one.”
Fiona – Exploring Texture and Surface Pattern – July 2019
“What a brilliant workshop this was! Absolutely loved it and would do it again! We had such a great laugh all of us. Brilliant atmosphere”
Sandrine – Exploring Texture and Surface Pattern – July 2019
“It was great friendly, lots of ideas and well organised look forward to other workshops.”
Gina – Exploring Texture and Surface Pattern – July 2019
“Thank you so much for today. Katy and Lauren really enjoyed the course.”
Elizabeth – Make a Stamped Pendant – July 2019
“When I attend a workshop with Laura, I know that the possibilities are endless. She is always full of excellent advice and always think about the things you would never think about! If you struggle with something, like maybe a soldering position, Laura always has the best advice.”
Sandrine – Make a Set of Silver Stacking Rings – June 2019
For me going to workshops means that I am going to leave with something unique! Something that I have thought about and that Laura helps me realise.“We thoroughly enjoyed your workshop last Saturday. Thank you for being so encouraging and patient. We love our new rings.”
“The course was great, thank you very much. I’ve learned lots, all very interesting and the atmosphere was lovely.”
“Had a great time on Saturday, exceeded my expectations!”
Sue – Beginners Silver Art Clay – May 2019
“I attended my first ever silver making class yesterday with Laura where i made a ring with a stone setting! It was amazing! Laura was extremely patient and went above and beyond! I can’t wait to come back for my next class!!!”
Hannah – Private Lesson – May 2019
“Absolutely brilliant time making a silver spinner ring. My first time making any kind of jewellery and I am so pleased with the result. Laura was brilliant with how she guided us through the steps of making the ring. Definitely won’t be my last time doing one of Laura’s classes.”
Sophie – Silver Spinning Ring – May 2019
“The possibilities are endless! You just need to let your imagination run free!”
Sandrine – Enamel Class – April 2019
“We had a great morning learning to make our spinner rings – fab experience, thank you”
Leigh – Spinning Ring Workshop – February 2019
“We had the best time and left feeling every happy with our creations. Thank you for a lovely afternoon”
Claire – Bangle Making Workshop – February 2019
“So so great thank you so much Laura, I couldn’t love my bangle more”
Heather – Bangle Making Workshop – February 2019
“Thanks for another fab workshop”
Fatima – Christmas Robin Decoration Class – December 2018
“I have loved every minute and feel like I’ve really found some confidence to have a go at new ideas and projects.”
Emma- Intermediate Silver Jewellery Making – December 2018
“Thank you again for such a great 10 weeks – I really enjoyed the course and progressing over the time. Really pleased I managed to get the hang of sawing!”
Jenny – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – December 2018
“Thank you again for an enjoyable class and a great way to spend my birthday”
Debbie – Silver Bangle Making Birthday Party – November 2018
“Had a great day on Saturday and thank you for giving us a new skill. I wear my pendants with great pride”
Pamela – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – November 2018
“It was definitely well worth waiting for! Our jewellery has been much admired already!”
Ilona – Beginners Silver Art Clay – November 2018
“Thank you so much for the silver clay course on Saturday. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to do some more.”
Fiona – Beginners Silver Art Clay – November 2018
“This was a fantastic course with excellent teaching and great resources. I thoroughly enjoyed my day.”
Kathie – Beginners Silver Art Clay – September 2018
“We all found the workshop to be loads of fun and it was great to learn a new skill and create an original product. Friendly, approachable tuition style. Laura took time to explain the different processes and demonstrate the many techniques. I have shown my bangle off to everyone and have recommended Hampshire School of Jewellery to loads of people.”
Fatima and friends – Private bangle making class – July 2018
“Just wanted to say thank you for organising the silver clay course on Saturday. I really really enjoyed it. It was such an enjoyable day and am so pleased with the pieces I produced.”
Sophie – Beginners Silver Art Clay – July 2018
“Thank YOU for such a lovely morning. The girls really enjoyed it too and the rings have been much admired. We’ll definitely be back for another session.”
Sarah – Make a Silver Spinning Ring – July 2018
“So enjoyed the Spinning Ring workshop on Saturday! A very friendly and relaxed small group with lots of support from Laura. And I came home with a really lovely ring!”
Jo – Make a Silver Spinning Ring – July 2018
“Thank you also for a very enjoyable and instructive day. It was exactly what I needed to get me going and refresh the techniques I need for making up the beads I have into new designs.”
Angela – Beading for Beginners – June 2018
“Thank you very much for the lesson today. I have enjoyed it tremendously and I learned a lot.”
Olivera – Beginners Silver Art Clay – June 2018
“I totally recommend the Beginner’s Silver Clay workshop. It was a very relaxed yet informative day and I was so thrilled to complete two pieces of wonderful jewellery.Laura is very encouraging and supportive and I am now really keen to learn more.”
“Thank you again for today it was good fun and something quite different then we have done before.”
“It was a lovely day. Good fun but learned lots too. Looking forward to the next one!”
Sarah – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – April 2018
“It took me a few years to take the plunge, but I am so glad I decided to go ahead with the course. Laura is a very calm teacher, which makes it easy to relax into the learning of new skills. Laura allows for individual needs and creativity and also the freedom to make decisions about the interests of the jeweller. I had a go at everything I wanted to and I had a great 10 weeks of doing something for myself. I’m really going to miss the weekly sessions. Would recommend anyone thinking about giving this a go to go for it.”
Gemma – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – April 2018
“I started attending the Hampshire school of jewellery last year. I look forward to my class every week. I have progressed quickly with Laura’s calm and encouraging teaching. She is willing to help you have a go at anything and teach you all the skills you need to make what ever you want. It’s a very bespoke style of teaching and it’s really a lot of fun. I am making jewellery now that I would have thought far beyond my skills when I started”
Alison – Intermediate Silver Jewellery Making – March 2018
“Thank you so much for the bangle workshop today I absolutely loved it and am so pleased with my bangle.”
Sophie – Bangle Making Workshop – March 2018
“Thanks for another great term of jewellery making”
Jane B – Intermediate Silver Jewellery Making – March 2018
“Had a fantastic time at the Silver bangle making class. Laura makes the whole experience fun and we learned a lot. Am wearing my bangle with pride. Thanks so much. Am now looking for the next class!”
Lynne – Silver Bangle Making Class – March 2018
“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed those two hours on a Tuesday night each week. It gave me a focus other than work and family; it was something which was solely for me (although I did make a few things for other people) and completely relaxing. I just wish I’d signed up sooner!”
Olwen – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – March 2018
“I have loved every minute and am in love with making jewellery! Cant wait for next term”
Emma – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – March 2018
“We had a lovely day learning how to use silver clay with Laura. We were really pleased with everything we made. We will definitely be back”
Karen – Beginners Silver Clay – February 2018
“A wonderful experience. Laura had patience and lots of ideas”
Lorina – Beginners Silver Clay – February 2018
“Great day- amazing how much you can make in a day”
Isobel – Beginners Silver Clay – February 2018
“For anyone looking for a fun activity for a group of girlfriends, get Laura round to your house. She came armed with enough kit for 10 of us to each make a professional and personalised silver ring in a couple of hours which we are all delighted with. Laura is such a nice person – she is helpful, informative and lovely to have around. It was the perfect afternoon of fun, laughter, endeavour and achievement with a wonderful memento at the end.”
Louise – Silver Ring Making Party – February 2018
“Attended the ring making afternoon workshop at the weekend. I loved it was great fun, Laura is lovely & made you feel really welcome. Very pleased with my silver ring made in just a few hours! Can’t wait to go back & see what else I can do!”
Carol – Silver Ring Making – January 2018
“I absolutely loved this course, I’ve just finished the beginners silver jewellery making and cannot wait to continue to the intermediate. I really enjoyed the lessons, the atmosphere and met lots of lovely people too. Laura is a great teacher, she makes everything so simple and beautiful and has helped me improve so much in a short space of time”
Jessica – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – December 2017
“Five Stars!! Great day. Really friendly and accessible. I felt at home. Really nice to be in a small intimate group so you get close attention and help. 100% recommend”
Hannah – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – December 2017
“Fab day, friendly people. Laura is a great tutor”
Pat – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – December 2017
“Really good day and came away with a lot more finished pieces than I expected”
Helen – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – December 2017
“Thank you very much for a lovely day and for teaching me something new and creative. Course is great fun and Laura is very friendly and happy to help- nothing is too much trouble. Environment is highly comfortable and homely. All in all 10 out of ten!”
Andrea – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – December 2017
“Very sad to miss the last session, but thank you for all your help, you’ve inspired me to get more creative and going to carry on with my jewellery making at home :-)”
Rachel – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – December 2017
“Laura is a very kind and helpful teacher. Happy to let you g at your own pace, adding suggestions where required”
Marie – Beginners Silver Art Clay – November 2017
“Excellent introduction to working with silver clay. Laura is a brilliant teacher- friendly, patient and supportive. Finished items look amazing”
Wendy – Beginners Silver Clay – September 2017
“Fun and interesting day learning how to use silver clay. I came away with 3 necklaces and a pair of earrings”
Sarah – Beginners Silver Clay – September 2017
“Really enjoyed the day, making the jewellery and being surrounded by creative people”
Mandy – Beginners Silver Clay – September 2017
“Thank you so much for a fantastic day. Laura was a brilliant tutor, it was a relaxed and fun course and we have created some beautiful pieces”
Sarah – Beginners Silver Clay – September 2017
“I booked a private lesson with Laura for two of us to celebrate a special birthday. Laura was really welcoming and made us feel immediately relaxed. She explained things really clearly and was very patient and encouraging. We produced very professional rings after a few hours tuition which we will treasure always. Will definitely be back for more lessons. Thanks Laura.”
Marie – Private Lesson – August 2017
“Many thanks for making yesterday such a special day for us both! I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop and am so pleased with my ring! You were brilliant at explaining how to make each element of the process, and a very calm and personable tutor! You made me feel very able and I’m so proud of what you helped me to achieve. Thank you!”
Sue – Private Lesson – August 2017
“Thanks so much for coming in to share your beautiful craft; the girls had so much fun making necklaces”
Robyn- Leader of 1st Overton Brownies – July 2017
“Thank you so much-best course I’ve ever done! Loved it 🙂 The 5mile Studio is fab too!”
Breda – Beginners Silver Art Clay – June 2017
“An amazing day, really enjoyable and pitched perfectly-loved being so creative”
Rebecca – Beginners Silver Art Clay – June 2017
“One of the most relaxing and productive days I have spent in a long time! I didn’t even miss the sunshine- I was so absorbed”
Marion – Beginners Silver Art Clay – June 2017
“I love the inspiration I get from these classes! I am always learning new skills from Laura and love the new pieces of jewellery I am making which combine the new skills with those previously learnt!”
Megan – Intermediate Jewellery Making – April 2017
“I thoroughly enjoyed myself on Saturday and found it informative and so relaxing.”
Heather – Beading for Beginners- April 2017
“Thank you; the course was well structured, well taught and altogether amazing! So happy I signed up.”
Tabitha – Beginners Silver Jewellery Making – April 2017
“Thanks for all the help and advice yesterday. My pal is over the moon with her necklace”
Summer- Workshop Day – April 2017
“I had a lovely day learning how to work with silver clay and make some fun pieces to take home. Great atmosphere, well equipped workshop, tons of useful advice- would recommend Hampshire School of Jewellery to anyone”
Ruta – Beginners Silver Art Clay – March 2017
“We loved the activity and the nice, relaxed atmosphere which you guys created. Ella absolutely loves her ring too! Thanks again for a brill evening.”
Emily and Ronnie- 30th Birthday Party – March 2017
“Lovely day. Very well organised. Laura is a very patient teacher”
Jane – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – March 2017
“Fantastic Day; so pleased with my jewellery. The group was great fun.”
Jenny – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – March 2017
“A really excellent days training. If you want to learn a new skill that lets your creative juices flow sign up for a course.”
Laura – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – March 2017
“Laura is very knowledgeable and an excellent tutor”
Jane – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – March 2017
“Laura is a great teacher, very patient. Teaches in a great way; guides you instead of doing it for you.
So happy with the first course I did I booked for not only the next level but several others too!”
Becka – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – March 2017
“I love these classes!! I’ve learnt loads, made some fab jewellery and some great friends. Laura is an amazing teacher”
Emma – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – March 2017
“Always a lovely friendly environment to work in”
Sue – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – March 2017
“Love this; creating something new from scratch to completion”
Holly – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – January 2017
“Another challenging day; great to use the imagination to create new pieces”
Heather – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – January 2017
“A wonderful productive me time”
Nandita – Intermediate Silver Art Clay – January 2017
“Thank you so much for such a fabulous day yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned so much in a friendly warm environment”
Heather – Beginners Silver Art Clay – November 2016
“I couldn’t recommend Laura highly enough, she is a great tutor and helped with everything I needed. The classes are great for both beginners and people with experience”
Alison – Intermediate Jewellery Making – July 2016
“Having spent several years making beaded jewellery and using Metal Clay to make jewellery to sell I had always wanted to learn to solder, I found Laura’s classes really helpful, I learnt lots of new skills and met some amazing friends. Laura is a patient teacher and is great at supporting the projects you want to do and giving constructive advice and help. Her lessons are fun, relaxed, informative & really enjoyable”
Emily – Intermediate Jewellery Making – July 2016
“It has been great to make new friends and have fun whilst doing something that I have really enjoyed. Cannot wait for the next course”