Debbie Carlton - Jewellery Tutor
Polymer Clay jewellery and Beginners Metal Clay
Previous Qualifications & Training:
A teaching qualification, then a lot of travelling round the world for work and play (very good life training that), a diploma in figuratives sculpture, a metal clay diploma and more jewellery making courses than you can shake a stick at.
How I got involved in making jewellery:
Originally a teacher for little ones, then into business running exhibitions and conferences, via school again and then organising fundraising events for children charities.. How on earth did that lead to jewellery making - you ask yourself! Well - I went back to college where I did a diploma in figurative sculpture and ‘discovered’ two amazing materials whilst there, polymer and metal clay - the rest is history.
Things I have done:
Fire walking, parachuting, white water rafting, cycling 650 miles, organising a charity bike ride, public speaking.
Things I do now:
None of the above! Designing and making jewellery, lots of travelling, teaching jewellery making, just chilling out with my family.
My biggest achievement so far:
See things I have done!
Things I hope to achieve in the Future:
Who knows- just to be the best I can be!
Three words that describe me are:
Fun, creative and caring.
I am inspired by:
To name but a few, Alexander Calder, Matisse, Picasso.
My Favourite Jeweller is:
In the metal clay world...Hadar Jacobson, Barbara Becker Simon, Wendy Malinow. In the polymer clay world; Kathleen Dustin, Jeffery Dever, Ford and Forlano, Loretta Lam. That’s just for starters!
Check out my work at:
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x