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Roderick Vere

37 reviews
37 reviews

‘Roderick Vere’ is the name for freelance artist, photographer and designer-maker Roderick Barker-Benfield. From jewellery making and sculpture to photographic portraiture, Roderick combines his eye for details with his passion for creativity to capture and create things you wouldn’t normally see.

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Brittany
29 Oct
Could not have had a better experience! Great workshop to do solo as the people you meet are fantastic. Roderick was friendly, welcoming and sure knows his stuff around jewellery making. The class was fun, and informative. Best of all, Roderick helped me create a ring I am very proud of. Definitely recommend this workshop.
Sophie
7 Nov
Rod is a fantastic teacher and the ring we made is phenomenal! Perfect christmas gift for my brother. Honestly cant fault anything or overemphasise you HAVE to do this! Its the BEST class!
Olivia
23 Nov
A great evening spent with Rod learning how to make a silver ring! Rod is the perfect teacher, attentive, friendly and obviously knows his stuff. This was a fab way to celebrate my friend's birthday, she really appreciated the gift.
Beth
24 Nov
I can’t speak highly enough of this class, Rod was such a great teacher and really made sure that we were 100% happy with our rings. My friends have been amazed when I’ve shown them what I made.

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Brittany
29 Oct
Could not have had a better experience! Great workshop to do solo as the people you meet are fantastic. Roderick was friendly, welcoming and sure knows his stuff around jewellery making. The class was fun, and informative. Best of all, Roderick helped me create a ring I am very proud of. Definitely recommend this workshop.
Sophie
7 Nov
Rod is a fantastic teacher and the ring we made is phenomenal! Perfect christmas gift for my brother. Honestly cant fault anything or overemphasise you HAVE to do this! Its the BEST class!
Olivia
23 Nov
A great evening spent with Rod learning how to make a silver ring! Rod is the perfect teacher, attentive, friendly and obviously knows his stuff. This was a fab way to celebrate my friend's birthday, she really appreciated the gift.
Beth
24 Nov
I can’t speak highly enough of this class, Rod was such a great teacher and really made sure that we were 100% happy with our rings. My friends have been amazed when I’ve shown them what I made.
Kaydi
24 Nov
Roderick was a lovely teacher and the whole session was done in a very cozy setting. Left the class with my very own silver ring and an experience to keep :)
Ana
15 Jan
It was a great experience! I really recommend it to everyone. Roderick was amazing, having a lot og patiencw wit us.
FiFi
2 Jul
As a 30th birthday gift, my friend and I treated our other friend to this workshop so we could all go away with friendship rings. Rod was so patient with us and went back and forth with us to squeeze us into his busy schedule and still allowed us to have a full 2 hour session despite running late. We learned so much and he helped us make it feel easy. All so pleased with our individual rings. Well worth it!
Riccardo
1 Aug
Yip...loved this so damn much I'm now buying all the equipment to start making my own at home. Great space and Roderick is just the best.
Giusy
23 Apr
I can’t recommend Rod’s workshop enough, we learnt a lot while ‘playing’ with materials and tools. It was a great intense workshop and I will definitely come back.His passion and enthusiasm make the learning experience even better, thank you so much Rod, I really enjoyed those three hours. I proudly wear the ring that I made under his supervision, can’t wait to make more!
Tina
14 May
Great day where we learned some good techniques for making cool silver jewellery. Rod explained and showed everything in a clear way. There was room for improvisations and we left with some unique designs, a lot of knowledge + guidance for moving forward on our own.
Katrin
2 Jul
What a great half day (even if it did mean not taking advantage of the 'heatwave'!). We were gently steered through the surprisingly challenging aspects of making a ring (who knew how many processes were involved!) but always felt confident and i left felt really inspired and with a pretty professional looking set of ring and earrings ( we had a little time at the end to make a pair of earrings too).
Anonymous
31 Oct
I had such an amazing evening. Rod was a great teacher and I'm so happy with my finished ring. I can't stop looking at it. Thanks so much for an excellent class.
Elena
14 Oct
Rod was a great teacher - engaging and patient and really knowledgeable! I had the best time. Rod explained each step and helped us make our own rings. This would be a great class for anyone, from people looking for a fun evening doing something different to hen parties. Highly, highly recommended!
Jessica
29 Oct
Great course! Roderick was really helpful and it was nice to walk away with a finished ring.
Glenda
29 Oct
Iolanda
14 Oct
I LOVED this class. I learned a lot, looking into working silver at home now! Also very fun and friendly environment, tutor was great. Would (and will!) attend another class with him!
violetta
15 Nov
Had a really, really great workshop! I loved learning about all the science-y stuff and learning more about why the metal behaves the way it does, as well the more arty side of how to make the finished ring look beautiful. For the first time I have a ring that fits me - I never want to take it off!
Anonymous
1 Dec
Roderick was a very good teacher, patient and engaging, and his class was well paced. We were all really pleased with our rings, and he managed to adapt the class to different tastes. Would recommend!
Ruth
26 Jan
My mum and I went to Rod's silver ring-making workshop as my Christmas gift to her, and had a great time. It was so satisfying to spend a couple of hours focusing on creating something, learning about the processes, bending pieces of metal, melting solder, hammering texture and coming away with something really special that we'll both treasure. Rod is an excellent teacher and I'd really recommend this workshop!
Sarah
28 Jan
Excellent
Kiran
6 Feb
Roderick was really friendly and knowledgeable - making the workshop informative and fun! We made some beautiful little rings and wold definitely recommend this course to others :)
Anna
20 Feb
This workshop was really fun. We learned a lot, had a fantastic time, and ended up making something we really like. Roderick was a great teacher- very patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend.
Marina
10 Mar
Fantastic workshop, I left with a beautiful ring which is my favourite from now on! Rod explained different techniques along the process and showed all the tools and how to use them safely. Absolutely loved it!
Laura
12 Mar
Rod was an exceptional host and wonderful teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and will absolutely be booking more! Cannot recommend enough.
Georgia
18 Mar
I would definitely reccomend this workshop, perfect for absolute beginners. Roderick was so patient with us all and made us all feel at ease. Thanks for such a great afternoon, I’ll definitely be back for some more creating in the future!
Charlotte
28 Mar
We had such a fantastic time at the ring making workshop . Roderick is a great teacher with lots of patience! Highly recommend the workshop and Oddy as well , as the customer service has been great.
Kate
8 Apr
This workshop was amazing! Was such fun and so interesting to learn the ring making process. Roderick was a great teacher; he was patient, helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend the workshop.
Aryan
22 Apr
A very worthwhile experience! The two hours flew by.
Jordan
23 Apr
Roderick is an excellent teacher and a warm & entertaining personality. His passion for the subject shone through and his thorough knowledge of the process equipped him to answer all of the curious questions that I could possibly ask. I had no prior experience with making jewellery at all, so this was an entirely new endeavour for me. I opted to make a very simple ring, and was surprised at just how varied the designs produced by the other individuals on the course were - our rings looked nothing alike! I have left Rod's course with the knowledge & understanding of how to make a silver ring - a niche skill, but I sure enjoyed learning it.
Aline
27 Apr
I absolutely loved this workshop with Roderick and would definitely recommend. He is so passionate, professional, patient and such a lovely person. I am really pleased with the ring I made :)
Ka Wai
27 May
A great workshop to start the bank holiday weekend! Rod was very thorough and clear going through the process of making. I love the ring I made, would highly recommend!
Marilyn
8 Jul
This workshop was great! Roderick is a fantastic, patient teacher. He was able to guide the very unexperienced, like myself, through the ring making process. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the workshop. Also, my ring turned out beautifully!
laura
29 Jul
The worship was absolutely brilliant! But the best of it was Roderick. He was such a good teacher! I enjoyed very much the whole class, the way he explained every step and tools. I will definitely come back soon for another workshop!
Anonymous
17 Nov
Rod is a brilliant teacher, very patient and helpful. This course is great and has given me the confidence to keep learning and making on my own!
Isabel
2 Jul
Roderick was super friendly and a great teacher. We learnt so much and had a great morning. Would wholeheartedly recommend this amazing workshop!
Sissy
31 Jul
A very informative and interesting workshop. I learnt a lot in such a short period of time. Rod is a patient, empathic, warm and passionate teacher and knows how to include all his students. If there was a 'part 2', I would definitely attend it and I strongly recommend it for anyone thinking of developing their hobby of jewellery making. Also, it was great fun to experiment!
Adeline
11 Aug
I thought the workshop was excellent. It was easy to follow, gave me lots of tips, and I thought was good value for money. I learnt lots of new things and left with exceptional pieces of jewellery. Hours well spent! Thanks Rod!