Meet the tutors

Beccy Gillatt

I first started teaching jewellery over 20 years ago and have not looked back since. I enjoy learners realising their designs and making something they can treasure forever. I love the buzz in the workshop between learners and thrive off helping people gain the confidence to give different techniques and challenges a go.

I have taught at the following places: Farnham University, Cambridge Regional College, Richmond Community College, Hounslow Adult Education, Northants Adult Learning, Milton Keynes Art Centre, Knuston Hall and now have my own teaching school in Northamptonshire at Yardley Arts.

Beccy’s Courses
  • Multi Week courses on a Tuesday Eve, Wednesday AM & PM and Friday AM
  • One off workshops on a Monday and Thursday daytime
  • Private tuition
  • Parties
  • Wedding ring making workshops

Katherine Richmond

Wednesday evening tutor

Katherine is a professional jewellery designer/maker with a BA (hons) and MA (Distinction) in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Birmingham City University. She has been making for over 20 years and teaching for over 10 years, previously teaching for The British Academy of Jewellery in London and currently a mentor for online jewellery school, Jewellers Academy. Katherine’s work has been featured in a number of publications and has exhibited her work as part of Collect at the Saatchi Gallery in London and LOOT at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

Katherine’s Courses
  • Multi week courses on Wednesday evenings
  • Parties

Louise Collins

Metal clay tutor

Louise began her journey into Silver Metal clay whilst running a pottery studio and soon became hooked! The magic of turning a piece of clay into a solid piece of Hallmark Silver always amazes her and she loves sharing this with her students and helping them create a lovely piece of jewellery that they can wear proudly.

Louise has teaching experience of over 6 years which includes London Jewellery School, Nottingham Jewellery School and Squirrel Workshops. She holds a higher diploma in metal clay and is also a certified teacher with PMC.

Louise’s Courses

  • One off metal clay courses – weekends
  • Parties

Aiden Beamish

One off sessions tutor

Aiden is a local blacksmith and jeweller based in Wollsaton, under the name of Beamish Blacksmithing & jewellery.
His work ranges from large scale steel such as handrails, gates and even lawnmower blade sharpening, to fine jewellery such are rings, necklaces and bracelets.
He makes fully bespoke in-house designs and handcrafted items, as well as his jewellery range which is in galleries across the country. Aiden also takes on jewellery repair work and ring resizing as well as blacksmithing repair including blade sharpening, welds and tool restoration.

Aiden’s courses
  • Open access workshops
  • One off workshops

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