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Bluebell Design Studio - Diploma Support Centre

Emma GordonOwner: Emma Gordon

Location: Crossgates, Fife

Address: 3, Thistle Court, Crossgates, Fife KY4 8AF

Website: Bluebell Design Studio

Facebook: Bluebell Design Studio

Tel: 01383 512573




Information about Emma

Emma has been running silver clay training workshops from her studio in Fife since 2007. She has been passionate about jewellery all her life and this passion shines through in her own designs and in her teaching. She teaches all levels of experience from beginner through to advanced, but particularly enjoys teaching beginners, because there’s something magical about seeing that person with their first fired piece of metal clay! She currently offers the widest variety of metal clay workshops in Scotland and is regularly invited to teach at workshops in the Bead Shop Scotland and The Bead Company, Glasgow. Emma believes that everyone can create, but sometimes it needs some encouragement to emerge. Her style of training ensures a fun, enjoyable day learning metal clay in a supportive and collaborative environment; Emma believes that’s the only way to learn!

Emma is the Communications Director with the Metal Clay Academy and writes the newsletter which regularly features the best known names in the Metal Clay community. She has also written various projects for national jewellery making magazines including Making Jewellery, Creative Beads and Jewellery and Bead Trends.

She shows her work at the Scottish Arts, Crafts and Design Centre and was invited to showcase her work at the Scottish Parliament as a result of winning the Jewellery Designer of the Year by Creative Fife.

Emma's Qualifications and Experience

Emma has completed all three certification modules from The PMC Studio and has attained Level 1 Art Clay Certification. She holds the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery Diploma in Silver Metal Clay. She attends metal clay masterclasses when she can, the most recent being Hadar Jacobson’s mixed metal workshop and Barbara Becker Simon’s box and enamelling classes.

Diploma Support Services Provided:

  • Kiln firing services
  • Critique sessions for students’ pieces before they send them in for evaluation
  • Open workshop days for students to use tools and equipment
  • General local help and advice sessions
  • Help with basic silversmithing techniques

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

  • Introduction to Metal Clay
  • Workshops in techniques or projects

Bluebell Design Studio

Bluebell Design Studio


Emma's Work


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