For those who want the lot! This two day course will show you how to reconstitute clay, make your own paste and use all three types of silver clay to create 2 - 3 pieces of jewellery, depending on size, design and the finish you want to achieve. You will practice using a variety of different texturing techniques including using the clay to make and add embellishments/detail.
This course is really about developing a knowledge of, and confidence with, the clay.
• An introduction to the tools and equipment and their uses
• How to best prepare, handle and store the clay
• Reconstitution for lump clay and paste
• Waste reduction
• Planning your jewellery making
• Making jewellery using lump clay
• Creating holes
• Forming, shaping, texturing and using the clay in each form for embellishments
• Drying and refining – plus a look at options available
• Firing techniques and the results they produce
• Polishing techniques
• Findings – plus a look at different approaches to finding attachment
• Hallmarking – legal parameters
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Come spend some time in our beautiful, fully equipped workshop and get creative in one of our jewellery making classes! Set in the countryside of Monmouthshire.
Easy to find, with free on-site parking.
All materials and tools are provided – along with plenty of tea/coffee and biscuits.
The course includes 14g of lump clay, silver paste and silver syringe for embellishments. Should your design require more lump clay, this will be available to purchase, at cost, from the workshop.
This is a two full days workshop so please bring lunch with you or enjoy the lovely hot or cold food, made from local produce, in the on-site cafe (you will receive 10% discount being a workshop attendee).
I booked onto this workshop as I've been interested in wire wrapping for a while and have done some very basic pieces. Annamarie was wonderful, and so talented with wire - she worked with me to improve my skills. I learnt new weaves but what was really great was the amount of tips I got which make it so much clearer and easier. I loved it. I booked it on my own but met others who were lovely and we had a good laugh while making a really lovely piece of jewellery. Thank you for a great time and thank you for your patience. You'll see me on another workshop soon!!
What an amazing day - and such fun too. Annamarie provided a workshop that was so packed and informative and yet so relaxed & easy going. I had no experience of wire work but have left with a lovely amethyst stone captured in wire. Me and my friend had a great time - what a lovely birthday present. True to her promise - there was plenty of tea and biscuits - and a really warm welcome. I'd recommend this, no problem and we'll be back to do the silver clay workshop too. Thank you for a great day.