Silver Clay Jewellery Masterclass

Sat 12 Sep 2020 – Sun 13 Sep 2020 – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm @ The Old School, School Road , Ardington, Oxfordshire, OX12 8PN

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat 12 Sep 2020 - Sun 13 Sep 2020
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location
Ardington School of Crafts

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Starting with the basics of how to roll, shape and pattern the clay, we will quickly move on to learn lots of exciting techniques including using liquid silver to paint a leaf , creating incredible detail using moulds and even making a ring – that fits!  Choose to make earrings, bracelets, necklaces or brooches and more. Two days full of exciting creativity with lots of wonderful tips and tricks for producing professional quality, unique, silver jewellery.

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • Introduction to tools and equipment
  • Rolling and shaping the clay
  • Drying and refining your designs
  • Firing – including how easy it is to fire silver clay at home, you don’t need a kiln
  • Polishing & burnishing
  • Using lump and paste-type silver clay
  • How to use moulds to create relief and detail in your work
  • Attaching fixtures and fittings
  • Making a simple, silver band ring – that fits
  • Information about hallmarking
  • Finishing to a professional standard

Level
This course is designed for a range of abilities from complete beginners to intermediate level

Materials
Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £80 payable to the tutor during the course.

To book your place on this workshop click here

‘By joining this class you agree not to benefit financially from my ideas, designs, projects or lesson plans. In other words, I’m delighted to introduce you to the wonderful world of silver clay but if you are hoping to either teach or sell your jewellery in the future, please don’t copy.’