‘Capturing Nature’

A Luxury Rural Silver Clay Jewellery Retreat

at Stoodleigh Stays

Do you enjoy taking time for yourself? have all your meals prepared for you, no need to do anything or go anywhere except to enjoy the tranquil countryside and to create some beautiful jewellery? Then this is the retreat for you!

Inspired by the idyllic Devon countryside location, learn how to create your own beautiful silver jewellery using the magical material of silver clay. Literally a clay made up of reclaimed silver particles, held together in a water-based binder – this can be worked like clay, then dried and refined, and when ready, fired to burn off the binder and leave a solid silver item.

This retreat is designed for anyone who has started to learn jewellery making on a course and has projects they’d like to work on or skills to practise but hasn’t yet got their own tools and workspace.

In this course we’ll follow a series of different projects that will allow you to explore the properties of silver clay and familiarise yourself with the key skills needed for working with it – making a collection of finished silver jewellery to take home and wear. We’ll cover all the key basics of working with silver clay, as well as adding in some fun extras including adding solid gold highlights…

During the weekend, we will cover:

• Several different ways to shape and form the clay

• Adding surface pattern and texture to the clay

• Including fireable gemstones within the clay

• Using the technique of Keum Boo to add pure gold highlights to your pieces

• Safely firing and polishing your completed jewellery

Silver clay, gold, fireable gemstones (and all your food, drink and accommodation needs are included)  just turn up, relax and enjoy your break away from the hustle & bustle of daily life!




• All tools and materials included

• Meet and spend time with like-minded people

• Learn a new skill or brush up your skills

• Walk in the scenic local countryside with views to Dartmoor and Exmoor

• Relax in the hot tub each evening before or after dinner

• All meals cooked fresh for you using local produce

• 3 nights’ accommodation

• Sleep in beautifully designed rooms all with ensuite facilities

• Group size: 4-6 participants

• Suitable for complete beginners

Skill Level

Beginners Welcome  •  All Levels

Retreat Location

Stoodleigh Court Coach House, located less than two miles from the A361 North Devon Link Road, just 6 miles from Tiverton and 15 minutes from the J27 of the M5, is a gorgeous Victorian stone Coach House built in 1881. Easily accessible by car and a short taxi ride away from Tiverton Parkway train station.


Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 09:00

The peaceful, tranquil setting makes Stoodleigh Court Coach House the perfect location for a rejuvenating and deeply restorative break to get away from it all. The Coach House is set amongst the beautiful mid Devon countryside with woodland & fields around it and being the highest point between Exmoor and Dartmoor there are breath-taking views in all directions to enjoy on all the nearby walks.

Relax during free time, go for a walk, and enjoy seasonal produce, or simply unwind and chill out: it’s up to you.


The rooms are all luxurious, ensuite, warm, and cosy and complement the surroundings and traditional character of the Coach House. They have bed linen, towels, a kitchen for making teas and coffees plus free Wi-Fi (unless you’re including a digital detox in your weekend away).


Workshop  •  Breakfast/Dining Room  •  Lounge  •  Kitchen  •  Terrace  •  Hot tub

The following meals are included:

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

The following dietary requirements can be catered for:

Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten Free & Other dietary requirements on request

If you have special dietary requirements, please communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Hot tub

The hot tub is available before dinner so that you can sit and relax after all that creativity.


Friday evening

Arrive between 4 & 6pm and meet your tutor and fellow jewellery makers for the weekend over a relaxed evening drink at 6.30 (if not before), followed by dinner at 7pm. This is a good time to unwind and leave the stresses and tensions of the week behind. This will be followed by a ‘Getting started’ mini session at 8.30pm.


8 – 9am breakfast
9 – 11am Jewellery making
11- 11.30am tea/coffee break
11.30am – 1pm Jewellery making
1pm lunch is served & time for a break!
2 – 5.30pm more clever crafting
5.30pm relaxation time for a walk, soak in the hot tub or relax with a book
7pm dinner followed by more time to relax and then sleep.


8 – 9am breakfast
9 – 11am jewellery making
11- 11.30am tea/coffee break
11.30am – 1pm more clever jewellery skills
1pm lunch is served & time for a break!
2 – 5.30pm working on those finishing touches
5.30pm relaxation time for a walk, soak in the hot tub or relax with a book
7pm dinner followed by optional after dinner creating or more time to relax and then sleep.


8 – 9am breakfast & check out
9.30 – 11am final teaching/round up
11-11.30am coffee & goodbyes; time to go home with your beautiful set of jewellery!

Single Occupancy
Double Occupancy - 2 beds
(2 people booking together)
The Court Suite
The Garden Room
The Stables
The Snug
The Hayloft

Cancellation Policy

A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.

The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

The remainder of the payment is due in full 2 months before the retreat and is non-refundable once paid unless the place can be filled so please ensure you have suitable travel insurance.

The organisers reserve the right to cancel the course and either refund or transfer the bookings if there are insufficient attendees. This will happen no later than 1 month before the workshop.

To book your place please contact Rosey James on 07796 670408 or email [email protected]

[email protected]

M:  +44 7796 670408

Find us on Google Maps

Stoodleigh Court Coach House | Stoodleigh | Tiverton | Devon | EX16 9PL