Silver Clay Weekend
Silver Clay Weekend
10.00am - 4.00pm
Silver metal clay is an amazing material! Made from recycled silver, mixed with organic binders and moisture, it can be textured, shaped, cut and moulded like clay, but, when it's fired, it reverts to become 99.9% fine silver again. This means that you don't need any prior jewellery making or silversmithing skills to enjoy this media and make beautiful, fine silver jewellery pieces!
If you’re new to the magic of silver clay and want to learn lots of skills, techniques and tips in one concentrated burst, then this is the course for you. This weekend workshop will take you from no knowledge to confident maker and immerse you in all things silver clay for an amazing two days!
You will learn how to prepare and work with the clay, how to make pendants, earrings and a ring and how to work with lump, paste and syringe clays. You’ll have pieces fired in the kiln as well as being able to fire your work with a torch so you can continue working at home easily. You’ll learn how to achieve a beautiful shine to your work and how to add a patina to your pieces.
This workshop is suitable for those aged 16+.
Silver clay, materials, use of all tools and equipment required and refreshments are included in the course fee.
You may want to bring…
A camera/phone to record your progress
A notebook and pen
A pack lunch each day
Course dates for 2019
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October
New class dates are often added by request, and will be advertised here and in my monthly e-newsletter. If you would like to be kept up to date with workshop and other news, subscribe here.
My workshop classes have a maximum of six places for polymer and just four for silver. This ensures that everyone gets plenty of support and help when they need it, and everyone can work at their own pace. There is no minimum number of students required before a class will run so please don't be concerned that once you have booked, your class might be cancelled. Once you have paid, I will send you a Course Information Sheet which is your confirmation that I have received your booking. It includes a detailed map and tells you what to expect on the course and what to bring so, look out for this in your inbox!
If you have any questions at all, please get in touch here or ring me, Jo, on 01566 784713.