Galliano Island, BC
“I was delighted to discover Martin Ebbers of Martinus studio on Salt Spring Island. Martinus’ studio is bright and equipped with custom-built benches and a lifetime’s collection of the tools of the goldsmith’s trade. Martin’s own beautiful work is displayed in a gallery portion of the studio.
I know of no other teacher of this calibre or of any other studio offering such individually relevant short courses of instruction for jewellers on Canada’s west coast. The fact that Martinus is located on an island endowed with exceptional natural and cultural beatitude is icing on the cake…”
“The time I spent with Martin in his studio was incredibly inspirational. Martin is a fantastic teacher. His knowledge and understanding of metal and the craft of jewellery making is infinite and his generosity of information and skill enhancing tips is limitless.
As I have been making jewellery for 3 years, I felt that after my classes with Martinus, my own skill level reached a new height. I continue to build upon the foundation I learnt from Martin and have developed a line of jewellery that was created out of my time spent learning from him.
Martin’s studio is warm and inviting, just like his nature and you immediately feel comfortable with him. He teaches with patience and is intuitive to the individual needs of his students and their goals. I would not hesitate to recommend someone take classes/a workshop with Martin, whether you are new to jewellery or have experience in the field.
It is inspiring and humbling to watch a master at work at his craft and Martin is a true master. I thank him for his time, patience and generosity of both knowledge and spirit. I am thankful I found Martin and his studio, he has helped me grow as a jeweller and has enabled me to advance the quality of my work.”
“Martin, I can’t thank you enough for such an inspiring, fun and informative weekend in your beautiful studio. I am amazed at how much I learned which surpassed my expectations.
It is rare to meet such a passionate, humble and highly skilled person with patience and the willingness to share their extensive knowledge. I feel recharged and inspired to reach new levels with my work. I just hope I can retain it all. With much thanks.
P.S. Sign me up whenever you have time!!”
Salt Spring Island, BC
“After my recent workshops with Martin Ebbers, I found him to be a most respectful and attentive teacher; totally focused on guiding me to express my own ideas.
What a rare opportunity to be able to learn, fully supported by the incredible depth of experience and skill shown by this Master Goldsmith, who shares with such generosity.”