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One of the new workshops; plant pot decoupage


Welcome back

Colourbuzz is up and running again, with some adaptations, but as always experiencing the joy of creativity is the main aim.

This is what we've done to make workshops safe and enjoyable.

  • A maximum of three people for any workshop

  • Visors are supplied and need to be worn, but if you want to bring your own mask that's fine, too

  • Hand sanitiser to be used when you arrive and leave

  • Feel free to bring your own refreshments 

  • A bigger work area makes social distancing (with mask and/or visor) possible

  • Everyone will have their own  preprepared (72 hours before the start of the workshop) set of equipment, tools and materials

  • Intensive cleaning before and after the sessions

If you would prefer to be creative at home, contact me and I'll arrange an art package with instructions and where possible a video link (work in progress) or zoom session if you like. So many possibilities!



Do you want to to try something new, creative and above all enjoyable? Colourbuzz workshops are all about that.

No experience is needed to enjoy any of our workshops.



Gift making

Polymer clay

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

Fee: £40 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)

Deposit: £5 pp

In this workshop you will discover a Japanes technique called Mokune Gane, which will give you pieces fascinating patterns and great colours. It is your choice what you make; jewellery, key dishes or key rings.

Depending on what you make, you can bake them yourself in a conventional over or I'll do it for you.


Christmas/Winter ornaments

Polymer clay

Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Fee: £30 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)
Deposit: £5 pp


Mini succulent pots and dishes

Polymer clay

Duration: around 3 hours

Fee: £30 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)

Deposit: £5 pp

You will be experimenting with polymer clay using a colour set of your preference. You even learn how to use different polishes, which is great fun and adding another skill to your reportoire.

At the end of the session you will have made a set of three plant pots and two or three dishes. You will also take home a gorgeous set of succulents (yes, you'll even get the stones and plants (or seeds if you prefer)

The sets need baking, but I will do that for you. 

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Plant pot decoupage

Duration: around 2.5 hours

Fee: £30 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)

Deposit: £5 pp

Have you ever wanted to know what decoupage is and how to do it? Here's your chance. Join me in a decoupage workshop and go home with two plant pots to fill with plants or herbs.

You can choose from many different designs.

It is great fun and you willl think of a hundred other things to do with your new found skill.


Christmas cards

Mixed media

Duration: around 2.5 hours

Fee: £30 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)

Deposit: £5 pp

Is it lino cutting?

Is it stamping?

Is it metal work?

No, it's a unique way of making cards that shimmer and shine and brighten up everyone's day.

They are great fun to make and you'll learn at least three new skills!

Pictures in the making!

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Straw stars

Duration: around 2 hours

Fee: £25 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)

Deposit: £5 pp

Autumn is here, but bring some of nature back in yuour house with these lovely straw stars.

They would also make natural looking Christmas decorations.

It takes some patience to make them, but once you get the hang of it, you'll want to experiment with different designs.

All materials are provided and you can also purchase extra split straws and the jig to make them.


Colourbuzz Workshop Gift Cards

Let me know which one you would like

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Love Creating

Looking to try something new, creative and above all enjoyable? Our workshops will give you all that. No experience is needed to enjoy any of our workshops.

Available now:

  • Polymer clay gift making (mokume Gane)

  • Mini succulent pots and dishes

  • Plant pot decoupage

  • (Christmas) cards, mixed media (coming soon)

  • Straw stars

  • Christmas/winter ornaments (polymer clay)

  • Relaxing 'Go with the Flow'workshops 

  • 8 week polymer clay mirror course

For groups between 4 and 8 the workshops will be in the lovely Colourbuzz studio and for larger groups we can arrange a different room in the same building or at a place of your choice. Let us know what you would like to do!.


What People Say


The 'Go with the Flow' workshop I attended was very relaxing and fun to do.  A real escape from day to day stresses.  Helga’s workshops are a great way to spend an evening or afternoon. Highly recommended. I was so happy with the result that I had it framed.



I really liked the Mokume Gane workshop. It was soothing to manipulate the polymer clay and watch it transform into layers of colour. I managed to produce pieces I wanted to wear and of which I was proud, having no natural talent for crafts!



I loved the whole process, from preparing the clay, the combining of colours to the surprising, astonishing end results.

I was guided, but not pushed over my own creativity/capabilities to bring about amazing results. It will take a few more workshops to get as much grip on the process as Helga has, but I loved the way chance did its work. So did my wife. She often wears the necklace I made for her!



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