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Learn to make your own silver jewellery in my new teaching studio in Pampisford


The Silver Bird offers you a unique opportunity to learn traditional silversmithing techniques to make your own jewellery. My studio is located 15 minutes by car from Cambridge. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced jeweller, my studio is the perfect environment to learn and perfect your skills. See some of the exciting pieces you could make below!











I believe that small groups are the best way to learn. With one-to-one classes, or groups of more than four learners, I am able to give each student individual attention and tailor the curriculum to your specific needs and goals.

My courses are designed to take you from the basics of jewellery making all the way to advanced techniques. I believe that having the right tools and equipment is essential to creating beautiful, high-quality jewellery; you'll have access to everything you need, and guidance on what to buy if you wish to invest in your own tools. With opportunities coming for learners to hire tools and a workbench in between lessons, you will be able to practice and hone your skills.



My name is Liz Taylor

I am the owner of The Silver Bird, an artisan, handmade jewellery business based in a semi-rural village in Cambridgeshire. I specialise in bespoke commissions and customisable pieces, as well as teaching traditional jewellery making techniques.

I have recently retired from an18 year career as a secondary DT teacher, over which time I taught hundreds of young people how to design and make novel, beautiful products, by exploring material properties and generating unique forms. 

During this time, I completed a Masters of Education at Cambridge University, focusing on creative idea generation and development. This gave me a particular passion for biomimicry; using and replicating the nature through product design to make unique textures and forms.

I have taught adult silver jewellery making classes in several schools, and have designed my own teaching room to accommodate up to four aspiring silver-smiths. 

Jewellery making with silver is easily the most addictive thing I have ever done. And that's before we talk about the enchanting world of gemstones! Whether you are into contemporary or classic pieces, you are learning for pleasure, or you want your own career change, I can help you fall in love with the processes and achieve your jewellery-making potential.

Contact me for an informal chat if you'd like more information of what I can offer. I look forward to making with you.

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"What a joy to spend a few hours in the Silver Bird workshop with Liz, making a selection of silver rings. Fantastic tuition and advice to use a range of tools and techniques. Liz is a wonderful teacher and jeweller and I’d love to do another workshop soon. What a fantastic immersive experience!"

Helen, Ring-making course 11/03/2023

"A nice safe space to come and learn in a friendly environment where you can learn new skills at your own pace!"

Joelle, Beginners' silver jewellery 30/03/2023

"A great course. It has given me the confidene to carry on and try this at home!"

Anon, Beginner's silver jewellery 30/03/2023

"Liz is an excellent teacher, clear explanations, makes you achieve things you thought were too tricky"

Anon, Beginner's silver jewellery 30/03/2023

"Really fun course, I was surprised to be able to make something recognisable despite zero artistic skill! If you're thinking of taking this course, do it, Liz is a great teacher, and you are guaranteed to learn something new!"
Anon, Beginners silver jewellery 30/03/2023

"Had a wonderful time making various pieces of jewellery which I will wear. Liz is a fantastic tutor, very approachable, has great knowledge and is always ready to advise and support!"
Hannah, Beginners' silver jewellery 30/03/2023

"Liz is amazingly patient and encouraging. A lovely, welcoming, non-judgemental environment to work in. Very encouraging tuttor who gives you praise for trying and jobs well done"
Michelle, Beginners' silver jewellery 30/03/2023

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