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Revontulet - Diploma Support Centre

Dawn ShackleyOwner: Dawn Shackley

Location: Swansea, Wales

Address: 54 Joiners Road, Three Crosses, Swansea SA43NY

Website: Revontulet

Facebook: Revontulet Silver and Glass

Tel: 0789 088 9676


Information about Dawn

I have always loved beads and jewellery, and first started making jewellery when I was a child. I began lampworking around 5 years ago, with a beginner course with Ray Skene. I have since done lampwork courses with Dora Schubert on enamels and foils, and a course on sandblasting and surface techniques with Julie-Ann Denton.

I began playing with silver metal clay at about the same time I began lampworking. After parting company with the computer industry in 2010, I had the opportunity to re-train, and took the Diploma course at Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery - and have not looked back! I love the possibilities of combining glass and silver, and enjoy experimenting with different materials to make jewellery.

I teach Metal Clay classes at Gower College Swansea, and teach Jewellery Making for the City & County of Swansea Lifelong Learning.

Dawn's Qualifications and Experience

I hold the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery Higher Diploma in Silver Metal Clay and Level 1 and Level 2 Art Clay Certification.

I am a qualified Adult Tutor, and hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Post Compulsory Education & Training. I have won a design prize (lampwork) with Beads and Beyond magazine. I am a Self Representing Artist and a member of Glass Beadmakers UK. I also hold a City & Guilds certificate in Mixed Glass and OCN (Open College Network) qualification in Silversmithing. 

Dawn's Work

Dawn's work

Diploma Support Services Provided:

  • Kiln firing services – drop in or post in service
  • 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

Revontulet Studio

Revontulet Studio

Revontulet Studio


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