Beginners Silver Metal Clay
Course Provider: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery
Contact Name: Julia Rai
Telephone: 01208 264155
2 Coldrenick Farm Offices
Course Length: 1 day
Price includes VAT.
What's included in the price?
Everything you need, including all materials and VAT are included in the price together with a pair of sterling earring hooks, jump rings and a chain or cord so you can wear them home if you wish.
In this relaxed one day class, you’ll learn how to work with silver metal clay.
During the day you will make at least three items using silver clay, finish them and take them home to show everyone how well you did! Our experience shows us that even complete beginners with no jewellery making experience leave the class thrilled with what they’ve made.
This introduction to silver metal clay course is for people new to the fantastic medium of metal clay who want to learn what it can do. No previous experience of metal clay or jewellery making is needed. You'll be guided through every step by an experienced metal clay tutor and we guarantee you'll come out with some great jewellery.
This one day course will introduce you to metal clay through some simple projects in a relaxed atmosphere. The emphasis will be on building confidence working with metal clay at your own pace and focusing on fun. You'll learn how to make a simple pendant or flat charm to get you started. Once you've got a bit of confidence using metal clay, you can begin to really play and create your own designs.
During the day, you'll learn the following skills:-
Rolling out and texturing the clay
Cutting and punching holes into the clay
Drying and refining your work
Firing the pieces using a butane torch
Polishing and finishing your work
Hanging your finished pieces on a chain or attaching earring wires
Making moulded charms
Julia or Marion will help you to create beautiful fine silver jewellery in whatever style you choose. All the equipment you need will be provided and you can buy a metal clay tool kit during the class if you want to continue creating as soon as you get home. By the end of the day you'll have enough knowledge and confidence to create unique pieces of jewellery using metal clay at your own kitchen table!
This course is particularly suitable for people who need a bit more time to learn new things or who have limitations with manual dexterity. There is no pressure and the tutor will work with individuals at their own pace to ensure they achieve their goals for the day.
The course cost includes enough silver metal clay to create the basic projects plus jump rings, earring wires and a sterling silver chain. You can buy additional metal clay, chains or earring wires on the day or bring your own silver metal clay if you'd prefer.
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