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Capturing Nature in Silver – Beginners Workshop with Emma Mitchell and Spring Garden Tour

Product code: EVT01885-8

Silver Clay Workshop for Beginners with Emma Mitchell.

Join us at Highgrove this Spring at a workshop where you will learn how to transform nature’s wonderful finds into fine sterling silver fossils that make precious and unique jewellery and treasures.

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Learn the skills to design and create your own, unique real silver jewellery from the gifts of nature

The workshop is taught by Emma Mitchell, one of the UK’s most renowned silver clay tutors, who will show you how to cast flowers, leaves, seeds and other nature finds using silicon moulds and silver clay. You’ll learn how to handle, add texture to and make silver clay into beautiful, wearable silver fossils and casts of tiny objects and nature finds.

You will go home with up to 3 silver pieces, packaged in a hand-decorated box for gifting or safekeeping.

If you come across any small items with interesting texture such as seedpods, leaves with prominent veins, shells, buttons, small found objects, textiles etc, do pop them aside and bring them along on the day; they can often be used to make beautiful silver pieces.

About Emma Mitchell

Emma Mitchell is a popular naturalist, designer-maker, illustrator and author. She is one of the Guardian's country diarists and the craft designer for BBC Countryfile magazine. She is the author of two books. Making Winter, a creative survival guide for the colder months is her first book and each of the projects and recipes is designed to boost mood on dreary days. Emma is passionate about the potential of both craft and contact with nature for combatting depression.

Her latest book, The Wild Remedy, documents the beneficial effects of contact with nature on mental health and the scientific research underpinning this phenomenon. Find her on Instagram @SILVERPEBBLE2.

A wonderful day out with a delicious two-course lunch!

This inspiring and informative day will include a delicious two-course lunch served in the Orchard Room, freshly prepared by Highgrove’s in-house chefs. The Estate Shop will also be open on the day for you to browse, where you’ll find an array of seasonal plants, beautiful home and garden ware, and many other artisan products from around the UK, including pieces that have been designed exclusively for Highgrove.


  • 9.30 am - Arrival, morning coffee served in the Ante Room
  • 10.00am - Morning teaching session which will include making moulds using natures finds and botanical specimens and applying silver clay
  • 12.00pm – Lunch
  • 1.00pm – 60 minute garden tour
  • 2.00pm Afternoon teaching session, including the firing of pieces in the kiln and demonstration of firing on a gas hob and how to transform these precious silver pieces into wearable jewellery
  • 4.00pm End of the workshop and a chance to visit the estate shop
  • 4.30pm Departure



Event Ticket Delivery Information

Ticket Delivery times: we aim to deliver your tickets to mainland UK addresses, approximately 1 week before the event. Please ensure you have completed all your guest names prior to arriving at the event.

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