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Mary Ashton   Tutor for Woodturning

Mary is a Registered Professional Woodturner. She offers woodturning courses at all skill levels. Examples of  her work and her background details are on her web site


She can be contacted by email  at maryashtonwoodturner@gmail.com

Gillian Harkness  Tutor for  Enamelling and Silversmithing

Gill is a maker of Contemporary Silver Jewellery and decorative Enamel Panels. She is a member of the  Guild of Enamellers. She has been teaching at Orchard for nine years and her classes cover all levels. For any questions she can be contacted directly through her web site www.gillianharkness.com which also shows examples of her work.

Fiona Edwards   Tutor for Stained Glass Work  

Fiona is a designer-maker of leaded windows, sometimes incorporating fused, copper foiled, painted or sandblasted elements. Her website is at www.theglassloft.co.uk. Also have a look at her Facebook page which showcases student work alongside her own, and events of interest www.facebook.com/Fionasglassloft1 She enjoys passing on her skills to all ages and ability levels, and watching students progress, creating wonderful windows and all sorts of glass craft objects! Groups are welcoming and friendly. Fiona is an active member of the Contemporary Glass Society www.cgs.org.uk. Do contact her if you have any questions at Fiona@theglassloft.co.uk

 Carole Lockwood   Tutor for Jewellery and Silversmithing

Carole is a qualified designer jeweller and diamond mounter who has been teaching at Orchard Workshop for many years. She is a member of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and is a craftsman of the Guild of Enamellers. She teaches all skill levels and gets great satisfaction from seeing the progression of her students, some of whom now make jewellery professionally. For more information email carolelockwood@blueyonder.co.uk and examples of her work can be found at http://www.facebook.com/Carole Lockwood Jewellery and Enamels

Kim Thomson  Tutor  for Jewellery and Silversmithing

Kim has been silversmithing since 1997, and had 3 years, full time training while obtaining an honours degree in Jewellery Metalwork Techniques. She has been a professional tutor for over 15 years.

Her classes are mixed level – suitable for complete beginners as well as those looking to progress and many of her students have gone on to set up their own part and full-time jewellery businesses.

She teaches all her classes with an emphasis on student lead practice, were everyone has full control over what they choose to make, whilst still having access to plenty of technical help, demonstrations and advice, including online student resources to help those who wish to carry on their skills at home. Kim is experienced in tailoring her sessions to a range of learning styles and physical abilities to make silversmithing accessible and enjoyable. Her work has been featured in Vogue and Elle magazine as well as industry periodicals and many Local publications.

More information can be found on her website www.makeit.kim  and you can see what she gets up to each day on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @makeitkimtoday


Mail: maryashtonwoodturner@gmail.com