About Us

We are passionate about jewellery and have a wealth of experience in designing, making and exhibiting, which we would love to share. As well as providing training in traditional metalworking skills we also work with an innovative product called Precious Metal Clay.  You need no jewellery making experience to enjoy our courses, just a desire to come and have fun. Our aim is to ignite your creative spark and inspire you to make some beautiful pieces that you will be proud to take home.

Chris Pate owns and runs Touchmark Studios.  She attended Bristol School of Art for a metalwork course from 2000 to 2004 and discovered metal clay in her final year, when she researched combining metal clay with conventional metals.  She has achieved the  Masters Registry I an independent creditation which recognizes excellent work in metal clay and holds the MCSJ Higher Metal Clay Diploma.  A member of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, she exhibits regularly and sells her work in a number of galleries in and around Bristol.