Our Story

CARVE was established in 2015 when friends Katie and Kate wanted to take jewellery making to the masses. Instead of carrying blow torches, saws and hammers around, Kate and Katie packed up their tool trolley with files, carving tools, jewellers wax and thimbles and rocked up to cool spaces around Scotland allowing all sorts of people to make unique pieces of jewellery.

At the end of 2017, things reached new heights for Katie Lees Jewellery, with her amazing jewellery becoming even more popular, meaning she had to take a step back from CARVE. Whilst Katie continues to focus on her own brand, Kate continues to deliver CARVE workshops across Scotland, whilst running Vanilla Ink Jewellery School and Studios with Goldsmith Scott McIntyre.

CARVE brings you a fun and relaxed workshop in exciting venues across Scotland, marrying handcrafted jewellery with unique experiences.

Our CARVE workshops draw out your inner creativity, and combine it with our jewellery know-how. In one two-hour workshop you will have made a one-of-a kind piece of jewellery, unique to you.

We hold pop-up workshops every month in a different location across Scotland. Join us on one of workshops of create your own bespoke CARVE.

The Process

It takes a little while to get your head around the idea of wax CARVing so we worked with videographer Colin Tennant to make a beautiful yet educating film about a CARVE workshop. With special thanks to Tupelo Tree, The Garden Townhouse,  Jennifer Colquhoun and our willing CARVErs.

We have spent time carefully curating a Pinterest board to help you find some inspiration ahead of the workshop and see what others have created. We recommend taking a look before coming along, even if you have ideas,  you can get a feel for what you can produce in the time available.