Meet the Tutor - Debbie France
Debbie France is a much valued Silversmithing & Jewellery tutor for Kent Adult Education. Debbie first caught the craft bug when attending a taster course over 15 years ago with her friend. She was instantly hooked, and since then, she hasn’t stopped creating. Debbie, often inspired by nature, explored a variety of different mediums including beads, glass, leather and many more. This creative drive led her to gain a diploma certificate endorsed by the manufacturers of ART CLAY. Debbie enjoys making bespoke pieces of jewellery, especially when she has helped someone make a piece for themselves. Debbie says: “This is why I love teaching to help people achieve their goals and enjoy the process of creating something that they are proud of. The benefits of having a hobby you enjoy are huge”.
Debbie’s courses have a relaxed and friendly feel to them, as she prefers to support and encourage her learners to find their style and develop their skills further. Her main motivation behind teaching is the reward of seeing how happy craft can make her learners. As Debbie herself says: “There is little better than seeing somebody feeling great about being able to gift a piece of jewellery that they have made. It gives me such a great feeling to know that I may have helped them tap into a skill they didn’t know they had.”Take a look at Debbie's courses