Shirley Wu Jewellery, jewellery making teacher

Shirley Wu Jewellery

Shirley Wu Jewellery

local_activity classes: Jewellery Making

5.0 (37)

Shirley Wu is a multiple award winning emerging artist who has her studio located at the Fleurieu Arthouse in the winery region of McLaren Vale, Adelaide.

Inspired by holistic therapy from my previous training in Hong Kong, I have a strong interest in how the creative process generates healing in mental health through meditative making and sensory experience. My practice crosses contermporary jewellery and sculptural object making by using glass, silicone, stone, ceramic, metal and other materials, through lampwoking, moulding and casting, metalsmithing and stone caving techniques.





Ray Harris May 2024

Great class, Shirley was a lovely informative teacher, nice venue in a good location I the city, all materials were provided. Went with my adult daughter and we both really enjoyed making our own rings with silver clay and little stones, learning the techniques we were complete beginners in and really look forward to picking upper finished rings soon. It was a nice small class of 6 people and Shirley was really helpful and gave us each attention as we needed it and good demonstrations. Was a good challenge but not too hard that you feel stressed or couldn't follow along or enjoy what you made. Would absolutely do again and recommend highly.

Teacher's response

Thank you Ray for such a thorough feedback, it's definitely going to help me rethinking and improve the workshop to help with better experience for future participants.

Anna Carolina da Rocha Sampaio May 2024

I had the class with my partner, and we loved it. Can’t wait to see my silver ring

Organic Silver Jewellery Making Class with Stone review by Anna Carolina da Rocha Sampaio - Adelaide

Litsa Tourlis Apr 2024

Would highly recommend this course, had a lovely and relaxing experience with a great teacher. Thank you Shirley Wu

Richelle Apr 2024

Shirley was so helpful during the class and made sure everyone was looked after to make sure their rings would come out the best way possible. She is knowledgeable, kind, and funny which made the class enjoyable. I would not have expected that I could make such a beautiful ring for my first time! The materials and gemstones are high quality as well. Would recommend this class to anyone wanting to try making their own jewellery!

Organic Silver Jewellery Making Class with Stone review by Richelle - Sydney

Christina Banos Apr 2024

Shirley was a great teacher. Absolutely loved learning how to make a silver ring. Highly recommend to anyone looking at creating there own piece of jewellery.

Mandy Long Apr 2024

Shirley was amazing, such a fun and creative class! Hope she comes back so I can do it again!

Amanda Katekar Mar 2024

Occassion was a birthday
Venue was good
Teacher was approachable and friendly however could maybe introduce everyone in the class to one another
I think could have been supplied more silver material as when we got there were told we could probably only make 1 thing and we had to scrape off every last drop to use
Finished products all looked beautiful

Silver Leaf Jewellery Making Class review by Amanda Katekar - Adelaide

Lee Towton Mar 2024

We had such a fun time celebrating our birthdays with Shirley! She guided us every step of the way, and gave us enough time to experiment with gem choices and ring shapes without feeling rushed, and there were some really helpful examples of finished rings so we could have some inspo. The materials were excellent and we will definitely be booking this class again - and I can’t wait to see the finished product!

Ella Zanker Mar 2024

Really well planned class, easy to follow instructions, and very welcoming to beginners.
Shirley was wonderful, really helpful and patient, was happy to explain slowly and in user friendly language.
Can’t be happier with the course and so glad I took the chance to book it and step out my comfort zone.

Esther Burnett Mar 2024

My friend and I had the best time! The teacher was very reassuring and gave great instructions to clean up any mistakes we made.

Sophie Tourrier Mar 2024

Love my gorgeous ring that I made, coming back for another class with my daughter.

Ian Kwong Mar 2024

Shirley was great, she was very friendly and accommodating. She also took the time to attend to everyone in the class.

J’adore Anonymous Mar 2024

61 ClassBento workshops attended • 61 reviews

Great class. Patient and creative teacher. She showed us how to shape the silver clay, set stones, fire and polish it. We got to see the whole process. I would recommend this to others.

Organic Silver Jewellery Making Class with Stone review by J’adore Anonymous - Sydney

Megan Cox Feb 2024

She went over really nicely and showed us how to do each step. Class size was excellent.

Nicole Bonfield Jan 2024

Shirley was great. Gave good and clear instructions. The class was great and enjoyed. The only thing is the options for pick up. Shirley was flexible with time but only one day option which happened to be my busiest day. I was assuming the pick up would be at the same venue in own time. But that’s minor and the rest was fantastic.

Claire Stokes Jan 2024

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Another fanastic class with Shirley. I had so much fun & I look forward to doing more classes with Shirly

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Jewellery Making class review by Claire Stokes - Adelaide

Nerissa Galloway Jan 2024

Shirley is a fantastic teacher. Well prepared, with clear instructions. She gently guides participants through the steps and everyone leaves feeling like they’ve accomplished something.

Organic Silver Jewellery Making Class with Stone review by Nerissa Galloway - Adelaide

Paul Brown Nov 2023

Shirley was friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Silver leaf earrings were fun to make and I can't wait to see the final result after firing. The ring workshop looked interesting too.

Kiwa Riis-Olesen Nov 2023

this class was absolutely wonderful! I booked this as a gift for my mum and I, it was so lovely, shirley was unbelievably wonderful so helpful, understanding and patient my mum and I cant wait to take another class with them.

Liz South Nov 2023

Such a great experience for something new and different, and the added benefit of being able to take your work home. Shirley was a great instructor, very encouraging and helpful! Would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in wearing jewellery or making jewellery!

Denny Hudson-Bayliss Nov 2023

80 ClassBento workshops attended • 41 reviews

Shirley was an excellent teacher and helped me quite a bit with creating my ring. The materials and equipment were first class.
I planning on doing another class soon

Renee Ullrich Aug 2023

Had the best time with Shirley! They were so helpful, informative and had some really amazing chats. Was awesome to checking out the art exhibits while waiting for our rings to dry so we could sand them as well. Was given all the tools needed and loved the whole experience from beginning to end. I did this workshop as I wanted to learn what I could prior to making my own jewellery from home with pmc and learnt more then I expected. Its an incredibly therapeutic craft, perfect mindfulness activity.

Jewellery Making class review by Renee Ullrich - Adelaide

Katie Hilton Jul 2023

Had so much fun making our rings today! Was great to have Shirley sharing her knowledge and skills with us and definitely looking forward to coming back again in future.

Clea Fisher Jul 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Shirley is fantastic and very patient! Would do this class again- well worth it The art work in the coop is beautiful.

Sarah Wilkinson May 2023

A really fun class. Shirley is a friendly and encouraging teacher. Awesome to design and create our own rings. Very happy with the finished product.

Tamara Lee Apr 2023

This was such a lovely experience. The venue was wonderful and inspiring. Shirley was very patient, explained things really well and is obviously an extremely skilled artist. The time went way too quickly!

Rachel Baxter Mar 2023

Yes thumbs up ! Shirley made time
to help great way to spend the
afternoon.The result I am wearing
a ring I made. And I love it .

Alan Wells Feb 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Excellent thanks
Really enjoyed the experience
Will be trying again
At some stage this year

Rebeka Ryding Feb 2023

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews

Loved this class! I was amazed by the ease of working with the silver clay, just incredible. Adding the stones was the fun part :) Shirley is a great teacher, ready and willing to help and offer additional info and advice. Venue is gorgeous (Fleurieu Arthouse) and I have a lovely ring I made to keep forever!

Organic Silver Jewellery Making Class with Stone review by Rebeka Ryding - Adelaide

Kylie Fergusen Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Shirley was incredibly patient, her enthusiasm was infectious and really encouraging. Such a wonderful teacher! Thank you Shirley :)…. Facility gorgeous, a wonderful afternoon, faultless actually.

Organic Silver Jewellery Making Class with Stone review by Kylie Fergusen - Adelaide

Suzannah Michell Jan 2023

Had a great time learning how to make a ring out of silver clay! The class was in a beautiful workshop, had all supplies available, and catered to all levels. Shirley was a wonderful teacher and made sure our rings would all stay in one piece.

Jess McWhinney Jan 2023

It was such a fun day! Shirley was an absolute delight. She was so lovely and knowledgeable. The venue was beautiful and in great proximity to some great lunch spots. All materials were good quality, clean and easy to use. We made a beautiful ring that I am excited to wear. Highly recommend:)

Ivana Fittock Jan 2023

Super fun class and experience! It was definitely more enjoyable than I even expected. Shirley was amazing. She was so great and guided us all so well. Never felt stuck or confused. The materials were fun to work with! Super excited to see the final product and proudly wear the ring I made! I would definitely recommend to class to anyone!

Organic Silver Jewellery Making Class with Stone review by Ivana Fittock - Adelaide

Claire Stokes Jan 2023

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Shirley was absolutely wonderful as a teacher, sharing her skill & knowledge with us all. Would love to be able to learn more from her.

Sharon Lorenz Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was a lovely venue and a really enjoyable class. Shirley was very generous in sharing her extensive knowledge & experience. We came away with lots of learning & a fantastic piece of jewellery.
Highly recommended.

Natasha Brecht Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher was knowledgeable, patient, warm and friendly. The venue was light, comfortable and pretty. Attractive, colourful materials were provided. We learnt new skills and knowledge and each of us created a gorgeous piece of jewellery, that we will treasure. I would enthusiastically recommend this workshop.

Jewellery Making class review by Natasha Brecht - Adelaide

Lyn Frangos Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Shirley Wu showed us how to use silver clay & make some beautiful rings. She freely shared her knowledge & expertise. The venue was a very creative environment.

Jewellery Making class review by Lyn Frangos - Adelaide

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