WHITBY JET :: Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th November 2020




With Rebecca Tucker of W.Hamond The Original Whitby Jet Store Est.1860 

Unlike most gemstones, Whitby Jet is organic rather than mineral, formed from fossilised wood of the prehistoric Monkey Puzzle or Araucaria Tree. Light, tactile and very collectible, the finest quality Jet comes from coastal erosion of the North Yorkshire coast. Join Rebecca, a craftsperson from the Whitby Jet Store to learn more about this fascinating material, and use traditional lapidary techniques to make a beautiful Victorian inspired acorn pendant, set in sterling silver.

£165 (plus materials approximately £45)



Other useful details ...

Courses run 10am – 4pm, we will be glad to welcome you for coffee from 9.45am.

A selection of teas, coffee and soft drinks are inclusive and served throughout the day.

Lunch is served as a ‘bring and share’ sit down buffet, please bring a small plate of food to share, or lunch can be provided by pre-booking at a cost of £5.

Each course has a detailed requirements list so you know if there is anything in particular you will need to bring or wear. We try and keep this minimal and supply most of what you need, but we know that people also like to bring their own ‘kit’ if they have it. Please ensure you read your list carefully and do ask if there is anything that isn’t clear!

We also offer 4* B&B accommodation please enquire or see our course accommodation page full details – it is worth noting that during course times we only have attendees staying here so our accommodation is not available through the usual online system.

Printable directions and Google Map links to help you find The Old Kennels can be found on our  ‘How to Find Us’ page (sat nav will not bring you to the door as being rural the postcode area is quite large).

For answers to some frequently asked questions about courses please see our FAQs’ page.