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: