The Benchread on to find out what "The Bench" is...

Did you know that Kate the owner of Arttime is actually the designer and maker of the jewellery range Kreative, seen not only in store but also in a range of other galleries and gift shops.

Following in her grandfather’s footsteps Kate has learned the art of silver smithing and jewellery making: and you will often catch her tinkering away at her jewellery bench at the front of the store. She is more than happy for people to watch while she creates and ask questions to learn more about some of the processes she uses.

So if you are into the art of jewellery making, you should definitely pop into Arttime too not only see our range, but to check out the skilled craftsmanship of Kate’s work.

Given Kate’s love, here at Arttime we have a fully equipped Silversmith workshop and regularly hold silversmith classes at all levels from beginner upwards! Please ask in store for our full list of available classes.

We also hold regular jewellery making workshops in Precious Metal Clay (PMC), Polymer clay, Resin, Kumihimo Braiding, Mold making and Viking knitting to name a few. And if there is something that we don’t currently offer, please ask us and we will see if we can arrange a workshop for you – all we require is at least 4 bookings to run an additional class, so please ask!

Have a look at some photos of her work here.