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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Welcome to the North West Jewellery School, your one-stop shop for jewellery courses in the North West of England. Nestled in the heart of the scenic Ribble Valley, we have created a welcoming space for you to explore your creativity, learn something new, or further hone your jewellery making skills.


The doors to the North West Jewellery School officially opened in April 2023 by founder Suzanne Pattinson. With a steady building community and eager students who have the desire to learn, a passion for creating and a love of jewellery, Suzanne created the calm and relaxing studio space at Backridge Farm, which has its students at the heart.


We are committed to ensuring that the teaching environment is welcoming and positive and that every detail matters. Whether you are joining us for a one off workshop, hosting your private function, renting a bench or attending our regular weekly term time classes, we want you to enjoy a safe setting where you can be creatively free, supported and encouraged.  

At the North West Jewellery School, we are passionate about the art of jewellery making and dedicated to providing a nurturing environment where creativity can flourish. Our team of experienced and skilled instructors are here to guide you through every step of the process, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced artisan looking to refine your techniques.

Our Workshops

We provide a diverse range of jewellery making workshops tailored to various skill levels and interests. Whether you're interested in making a ring, creating a bangle, or participating in our popular silver clay class, we have a workshop for you. Our classes cover a broad spectrum of jewellery making techniques, including metalwork, beadwork, wire wrapping, enamelling, silver clay, wax carving and more. Join us to enhance your skills and indulge in the art of jewellery making in a supportive and inspiring environment.

Special Events and Private Sessions

In addition to our regular classes, we offer customised private jewellery making experiences. Whether you're planning a memorable hen party, an engaging corporate away day, or a special session to make your wedding rings, we are here to make your event unique and unforgettable.

Gift Cards and Unique Experiences

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? Our gift cards are an excellent choice for the creative people in your life. Give them the gift of creativity and relaxation with an experience they will cherish. Whether for a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion, our jewellery making workshops make for a thoughtful and memorable present.

Join Us

If you're interested in trying jewellery making, check out our upcoming workshops. We are committed to making your experience enjoyable and rewarding. From the moment you step into our studio, you'll be greeted with a friendly atmosphere where the kettle is always on and the biscuit jar is always full.

Why Choose Us?

  • Expert Instruction: Our instructors are jewellery makers with a breadth of experience. 

  • Comprehensive Classes: We offer classes for all levels, from beginners to advanced.

  • Flexible Scheduling: With a variety of workshop times and private sessions, there's something to fit everyone's schedule.

  • Beautiful Location: Enjoy the picturesque setting of the Ribble Valley. 

  • Community Focused: We foster a supportive and encouraging community for all our students.

We invite you to explore our workshops, meet our talented team, and immerse yourself in the art of jewellery making. Whether you are looking to learn a new hobby, create a special gift, or simply enjoy some creative time for yourself, the North West Jewellery School is here to inspire and support you every step of the way.

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