Vanilla Ink is Scotland’s unique Jewellery School and Studios. Established in Dundee in 2009, Vanilla Ink moved to Glasgow in 2014 and set up in their current home of The Hidden Lane in 2017.

We are an environment that focuses on educating, inspiring and empowering the jewellery industry. Built on transparency and honesty, Vanilla Ink responds to the needs of the trade, giving makers the best opportunity to learn to be a jeweller/silversmith in today’s landscape.

There are many facets to Vanilla Ink: 

Firstly, our jewellery school is a space for learning, sharing and supporting. With education at its core, we aim to teach traditional and contemporary skills, aimed at the absolute beginner to the established jeweller.

We also facilitate putting your skills into practice with our professional development programme, designed to bridge the gap from education to industry we have designed 9 months of engagement, interaction, thinking and doing.

And finally a space to flourish and establish your business with access to a fully equipped studio.

At Vanilla Ink, we are making more than jewellery, we are Making Jewellery Work.




A Master Goldsmith with over 24 years of experience in the jewellery trade, Scott has created amazing pieces for a wide and varied number of workshops across Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Scott started early with his training, embarking on an apprenticeship when he was just 17 in one of Glasgow's top workshops. In his career, he has picked up an extensive set of skills from a variety of Master Goldsmiths while creating and finely tuning his own techniques. Always keen to add to his craft, he uses his high level of intense training to ensure he’s at the very top of his game. 

A passion for the passing on of skills and heritage is deep-rooted within Scott’s working ethos. He intends to use the methods he has honed over time to ensure that each student leaves his department with a far greater knowledge of jewellery making. / @scottvanillaink


Kate founded Vanilla Ink Studios in 2009, with the goal to bridge the gap from jewellery education into industry. Knowing that it can be difficult to find your place within the ever changing landscape, Kate developed The Vanilla Ink Programme, designed to support and promote jewellers in the early stages of their careers. A exciting and unique concept, it's a professional development course designed to make you think about your jewellery business as a whole.

Having a degree in jewellery herself, she understands the difficulties new designers face when setting up their own business. Calling upon her knowledge, Kate wanted to create a space that allowed collaborations, room to learn from mistakes and time to reflect.

In 2017 the Vanilla Ink Jewellery School CIC was established, bringing in Scott as lead Goldsmith. With the shared desire to educate eager and willing jewellers, they make the perfect team. / @vanillainkUK