The Mobile Jewellery School

Bringing the art of silversmithing to your door - starting from £70

The Mobile Jewellery School is a pop-up silversmithing teaching business run by Melanie Bowler and Juliette McElligott.

We hire Village Halls or Community Centres in the South West and bring all the materials, tools, equipment and our expert knowledge to teach two sessions per day.

Our taster sessions and all-day workshops are open to complete beginners, of all ages and abilities with absolutely no experience required. Students can choose a project to make from our wide range of beautiful ideas including rings, bangles, earrings and pendants in sterling silver. All silver used is recycled silver.

The workshops are two and half hours long. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality tutoring for students to have fun, be creative, learn new skills and leave with an incredible hand-made piece of sterling silver jewellery to be proud of.

The students are continually amazed with what they can achieve in the time.

We are committed to keeping lessons affordable, great value for money and above all a lovely alternative, concise experience for the busy person.

Half Day Workshop - £70 / £75 from 1st April 2023

In this session, you will make your own beautiful piece of silver jewellery, using traditional silversmithing techniques and hand tools.

Learn how to cut, bend, hammer, shape, stamp patterns, solder and file. You can choose from a wide range of ideas including earrings, pendants, rings or bangles.

Full Day Workshop - £140 /£150 from 1st April 2023

In addition to the skills you will learn in a half day session, you will have the opportunity to set either a semi precious gem-stone, Dichroic glass or a piece of sea-glass.

These are included in the session price but you are welcome to bring your own along.
  • Everything! I booked this afternoon for myself and my daughter as a birthday treat for us both... The course was so enjoyable, relaxed, a real bonding afternoon. Perfect. Thank you.

  • The friendliness, the organisation, the expertise, the step by step help, the patience, the charmingness of the tutors. Utterly and totally wonderful. Couldn't have been a better experience. Such attention to detail.

  • Learning how to make something beautiful to wear. The tutors were so kind and patient, so it felt easy to ask questions and I felt very well supported. Just want to keep learning, this was so much fun. I'll be back! I think it was organised very well and I had everything I needed.

  • The excitement of making a thing of beauty from a raw sheet of silver and learning about soldering etc. Lovely teachers, helpful, knowledgeable and fun to be with.

  • The expertise of Melanie and Juliette is brilliant and they teach in a very friendly way. The range of choice to make is inspirational.

  • Outstanding level of expertise with a very high standard of equipment available. In an all day session I managed to make 5 stacking rings along with an oxidised chunky ring - never in my wildest dreams did I think I could achieve so much...lots of attention to safety which is important.

  • Attention from both Melanie and Juliette all the way through meant that I actually made a beautiful bangle that I will be very happy wearing....You are both very kind and supportive, gently nudging us to make some beautiful pieces.