Creative Connections: Ceramic Jewellery

Fri 20 May - 24 Jun, except 3 Jun (five weeks)

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Call: 01851 708 480

Creative Connections is a series of free creative workshops for adults over the age of 60 in the Western Isles who feel isolated as a result of their circumstances – be it Covid-19 restrictions, geographical remoteness, disability or any other disadvantage.  If this applies to you, you can book any of our Creative Connections workshops.  All of the workshops will be online in January / February 2022.  You can make a booking for a friend or family member if they are eligible and would like to take part.

Ceramic Jewellery with Jane Smith:

This course will help you to reuse and make beautiful works of jewellery from old pieces. We shall also learn how our ancestors made jewellery by twisting and plaiting metal wire and then planishing using a hammer. Copper shapes will be planishied using a hammer and stone, and we will make clay beads using traditional methods.

Materials will be mailed to you in advance of the 1st session.  You will also need a small hammer, scissors, tweezers, flat-nosed pliers and a hairdryer.  If you don’t have these items, you can borrow them from An Lanntair.  Contact

You need a computer, internet access and a clear workspace.  If you don’t have a computer you can borrow a tablet from An Lanntair for the duration of the course. Contact for details.

The course will be delivered through Zoom. When you book, check that your email address is correct on your An Lanntair account. The Zoom link will be emailed to you. The Project Co-ordinator will be happy to support with technical issues and getting used to Zoom.

Book by 13 May to receive your materials in time for the 1st session.

Jane Smith is a silversmith and ceramic artist studing for a PhD at De Montfort University, Leicester.  Her research is based around how art can help with wellbeing.  Jane has a wealth of experience as a maker for over 30-years and teaches workshops in many mediums including clay, silversmithing, metal work, stained glass and mosaic.





Creative Connections Western Isles is a new project which is supported by Inspiring Scotland’s Creative Communities programme which aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities.   Creative Communities is funded jointly by the Scottish Government’s Culture and Justice directorates and aims to extend opportunities for people to take part in culture throughout their lives.

The project aims to:  Reduce loneliness in social isolated older adults in the Western Isles through regular creative and social online arts opportunities; Improve mental health and wellbeing for isolated older adults through positive creative experiences and conversation in the language of their choice; Increase the number of opportunities for people to be creative and to develop visual arts skills.