Welcome to vanilla ink - the smiddy, banff

We offer silversmithing & jewellery making classes for beginners, intermediate, advanced & professionals.

We have an In-House Silversmith for custom silver pieces & commissions.

We are a Social Enterprise bringing Silversmithing & Jewellery opportunities to disadvantaged Young People in Scotland.

Vanilla Ink has been teaching, creating and supporting Silversmithing & Jewellery Makers since 2009.

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The Smiddy

The Smiddy is the second location for Vanilla Ink based in Banff, Aberdeenshire. The Smiddy was once a Blacksmiths Workshop and lay derelict for over 30 years until Aberdeenshire Council rebuilt the workshop as part of Banff’s Regeneration Programme in 2018.

In September 2018, Vanilla Ink opened for business in this beautiful workshop in this historic town.

“ Been here a few times now with work and privately...the tuition is great. Dedicated and informative staff. Beautiful working environment. Highly recommended.”

David Herd, Curriculum and Quality Manager: Business Enterprise & Creative Industries, North East Scotland College

“ The CARVE workshop is beautiful! I LOVE my new ring. Gorgeous studio and lovely people running it. Highly recommend!” ”,

Becca, CARVE workshop student

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