Natalie Doncaster - Jewellery Tutor
Fused Glass and Beginners Metal Clay.
Qualifications & Training:
City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Design & Craft (Fashion)
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing
Art Clay Silver level 1 & 2 certificates
How I got involved in making jewellery:
When I was little my Nan used to make clothes for my sister and me, so I would make outfits for my Barbie doll with any scraps of material left over. As a teenager I used to make my own clothes and accessories so I went on to study fashion, then silversmithing and it all grew from there.
Things I have done:
I have attended several classes at Warm Glass in Bristol as well as a short course on enamelling at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art.
Things I do now:
I love to experiment with glass fusing – making larger, decorative pieces – as well as combining metal clay with glass.
Things I hope to achieve in the future:
I would love to have my own glass studio and exhibit fused glass artwork.
Three words that describe me are:
Determined, passionate, dedicated
I am inspired by:
It might sound like a cliché, but my work is inspired by nature – particularly landscapes and seascapes in fused glass.
My Favourite Jeweller is:
I love the rustic quality of Jes MaHarry's work, but for metal clay I most admire Wanaree Tanner for her innovation and pushing the boundaries of what you can do with metal clay – e.g. using a Silhouette Cameo or 3-D printing.
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