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Bezeal - Diploma Support Centre

Sarah Warden-SmithOwner: Sarah Warden-Smith

Location: Morganstown, Cardiff

Address: 16 Bryn Calch, Morganstown,
Cardiff CF15 8FD

Website: Bezeal

Facebook: Bezeal Handmade Jewellery and Jewellery Courses

Tel: 07948 432 273



Information about Sarah

I have come to realise that I have been a creative person for most of my life, from a young age, beginning with painting and pottery, moving on the pastel drawings, knitting, crochet and sewing. I only started making jewellery however in the last five years. Starting out with semi precious stones and silver wire I taught myself wireworking and also went on a silversmithing course. My husband and I started a silver finger print business about four years ago so I discovered and fell in love with metal clay. This led me on a voyage of discovery and learning that I have enjoyed immensely and still continues.

Working in the IT industry for the best part of twenty years, I have taught IT at a local college as well as running my own IT support company working with small to medium enterprises. I am now developing my career building on my teaching skills and experience and my love of jewellery making and have started teaching Metal Clay, Silversmithing and Wire Working classes under my business, Bezeal Jewellery Courses. I also make and sell jewellery at various events in Wales as well as undertaking commissions.

In recent years I became a voluntary director of Dragon Artists and Makers, a not for profit organisation that supports artisans in Wales. I am also a member of the Art Clay Guild, the PMC Guild and the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (Welsh Region).

Sarah's Qualifications and Experience

I gained the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery Diploma in Silver Metal Clay in April 2011 and hope to add the Higher Diploma through MCSJ by the end of 2011/early 2012. I have Level 1 Art Clay Certification and will be taking my Level 2 Art Clay Certification (as part of the Higher Diploma) at the end of this year.

I have taught RSA CLAIT and Telecommunications and Network Management at Coleg Glan Hafren in Cardiff. I now teach Metal Clay classes as Bezeal Jewellery Courses and am proud to be part of the MCSJ Diploma Support Programme.


Diploma Support Services Provided

  • Kiln firing services – drop in or post service
  • Critique sessions for students’ pieces before MCSJ evaluation
  • General local help and advice – in person, over the phone or by e-mail
  • Help with silversmithing techniques
  • Advice on tools and equipment

Classes offered which support the Diploma Grade 1 Home Study Course:

  • Introduction to Metal Clay courses
  • One to One customised sessions
  • Project courses designed to expand knowledge of techniques, including those needed for the Home Study Course

Sarah's Work

Stone set pendant



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