Mobile Jewellery School

Mobile Jewellery School is a pop-up silversmithing business run by Melanie Bowler ( and Juliette McElligott (

We hire village halls and community centres in the SouthWest, bringing all the materials, tools and equipment, alongside our expert knowledge.

Our half-day and all-day workshops are open to complete beginners, of all ages and abilities, with absolutely no experience required.

Students can choose a project from our wide range of beautiful designs including rings, bangles, earrings and pendants, in recycled sterling silver.

The workshops are two-and-a-half hours long (9.30-12 and 13.30-16.00)

We pride ourselves on delivering high quality tutoring for students to have fun, be creative, learn new skills and leave with an incredible hand made piece of sterling silver jewellery - future heirloom pieces.

Our students are amazed with what they can achieve in the time!

We are committed to keeping lessons affordable, offering a lovely alternative, concise experience for busy people.

Our business is unique; unlike other jewellery schools we are truly mobile, enabling us to bring enjoyment to all.

We are keen to reach out in rural places, bring people together where there are few transport links, encourage a lower carbon footprint and help sustain sociable communities.

It's such a pleasure travelling to different areas, meeting like-minded people and giving creative, inclusive experiences.

Everyone comments on how mindful the participation is, and how the 'time flies' because they are so busy concentrating.

Our ethos is teaching all-comers to make a piece of jewellery they would happily buy on the high street.

We met at Plymouth College of Art and Design in the early 1990's, while studying design metals, and have remained firm friends and colleagues. We both run our own, successful jewellery studio businesses in Chudleigh and Colyton, where we teach and create commission pieces.

Having both taught for a number of years, we knew there was an opportunity to share our ideas, knowledge and expertise to bring the art of silversmithing to everyone, everywhere.

We felt it made perfect sense to join forces with The Mobile Jewellery School. If you can dream it you can do it, and that's exactly what we are doing...

If you have any questions about The Mobile Jewellery School, please contact us here.