Workshops @ Monty’s

Welcome to Monty’s Jewellery Studio!

Click HERE to enquire about workshops in 2021

We will keep the number of spaces available for each workshop in line with current government Covid-19 guidelines.

Our studio is located underneath our stunning bead shop in the heart of Exeter.

Our fully equipped workspace has everything you need for your class – Including plenty of tea and coffee.

Our friendly experienced tutors will help you create something unique and special.
Access to our studio is via stairs from the main shop.

Creativity can often cause lessons to run over a wee bit so please consider your parking arrangements. You may also like some time getting more inspiration from all our gemstones beads, freshwater pearls and jewellery in our beautiful independent shop.

Good public transport links into the city centre. Exeter Central railway station is a 5-minute walk
Pay and display parking available at John Lewis, Princesshay and Howell Road – all within 5 minutes’ walk. Howell Road Car Park offers a pay by phone app.

Workshop overview

Beginners Stringing – a good place to start your jewellery journey

Intermediate Stringing – take your basic skills to the next level – join our waiting list

Wire Wrapping – A popular choice

Pearl Knotting – Using traditional skills

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay – a popular workshop

Intermediate Metal Clay – more advanced techniques – join our waiting list

Silversmithing Experience Sessions

Find the perfect gift for any occasion with our popular experience sessions. Try something new or treat your friends and family. Our 3-hour sessions are tailored for people with previous silversmithing experience. Students follow a project led session which produces lovely jewellery to take home and cherish.

Stacking Rings – Make 3 sterling silver rings in the size and texture of your choice.

Earrings – Make a pair of studs and a pair of drop earrings

Bangles – Make 2 simple sterling silver bangles

Make Your own Wedding Rings

Under the guidance of our goldsmith you can create your own Wedding bands

Beginners Silversmithing Course A – Two 4-hour sessions

This is the perfect starter course for those who want to learn the basics of silver jewellery making. At Monty’s we teach traditional silversmithing techniques – this course is suited to people with no previous experience. You will make one or two pieces of silver jewellery as you learn.

Beginners Silversmithing Course B – Two 4-hour sessions

This course builds on the skills gained in Course A and is an ideal stepping stone to prepare for our more advanced stone setting courses.

Stone Setting Courses – Two 4-hour sessions

We have 4 levels of stone setting courses, each one progressively more
technically challenging:

Stone setting 1 – Round cabochon rub over setting
Stone setting 2 – Faceted cut stone rub over setting
Stone setting 3 – Claw set cut stone or cabochon
Stone setting 4 – Flush setting

You must have completed our beginners silversmithing courses before the stone setting courses as each course builds on skills learnt in the preceding one. These courses are designed to be completed in order.

If you have experience in stone setting from another learning centre, please contact us before booking as we will need to review the suitability of our courses for you.

Supervised Bench Time – Minimum 2-hour sessions

Already completed one of our courses or have experience and want to do your own project with guidance from one of our tutors? You can book to use our well-equipped studio with guidance from our tutors. Must be booked in advance.

Private 1:1 Lessons

You can book exclusive time with one of our experienced silver and goldsmiths. Whether it’s learning a new technique or tackling a challenging project, you will work at your own pace and get our undivided attention.