Jewellery with Clare Layton

Five week Creative Course

Hands holding a piece of jewellery and some red handled pliers on a work bench. Photograph by Cat Lane


26 July, 2 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August 2021


We are booking up to 8 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 4 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course. 

We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
No previous experience is needed to take part in this course, intermediate learners who would like a refresher in jewellery making are welcome to attend.

What will be covered in the class?
Following your own design, tutor Clare Layton will guide you through the skills needed to complete your project.

With demonstrations in a variety of silversmithing disciplines you will practice making techniques to create your very own bespoke jewellery pieces in copper and silver.

Students will be supported by Clare and will progress at a pace that suits them.

What will I need to bring?
Please bring a notebook to make notes and sketches and an apron to protect clothing. Close-toed shoes must be worn and hair must be tied back. Tools are included and Clare will provide advice on what tools are essential for any learners who wish to purchase their own kit.

This course includes up to £20 worth of copper material, which is typically adequate for those with no experience in jewellery making or those wanting to focus on making small pieces. For students wanting to make larger pieces or work with silver, further materials will be available for purchase directly from the tutor if desired. In this case, your £20 stipend can be put towards your materials of choice.

Jewellery Studio, The jewellery studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.

Clare Layton has been working with Milton Keynes Arts Centre for a number of years to deliver her hugely popular and sell-out silversmith workshops. Clare has extensive experience in silversmith techniques and creative tutoring. 

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance refunds will be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.

In acknowledgement of these exceptional times, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has amended its refund policy on a temporary basis. Students are now entitled for refunds in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are unable to attend a class as you are showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  2. If you are unable to attend a class as someone you live with is showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  3. If Milton Keynes Arts Centre cancels or postpones classes.

Refunds shall be made on the basis of every class students have missed.

In all other instances outside of these circumstances, bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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