This is an introduction workshop for anyone who is new to working with silver clay and would like to spend an exciting few hours experimenting and learning new techniques.
Silver clay is a recycled clay based substance containing millions of tiny silver particles. When you fire the clay under a torch or in a kiln the clay burns away and you are left with 999.9 pure silver.
One of the great advantages to working in metal clay is that it is relatively easy to continue working at home after the class without a big investment as you don't need many tools or equipment.
Techniques covered in this class include:
- Rolling out the clay to a consistent thickness
- Texturing and cutting out shapes
- Sanding, polishing and drilling
- Torch firing and basics of kiln firing
- Adding multiple layers of clay and much more...
There is lots of flexibility in terms of design and experimentation. By the end of the day you should have enough skills to go away and start making things from home.
Inclusions/Exclusions: You will receive 10g of silver clay, this is enough to make a small pendant. There will be an opportunity to purchase more should you wish to make additional pieces or a larger piece. There will be limitations on firing as the kiln is only small but I can always fire and deliver any work at a later date.
Unique/quirky accommodation is available @ Fernhill Farm, come and enjoy the Mendips (ANOB), stay in one of our shepherds huts, explore the local areas, we are near Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Wells and lots more.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
This is a group workshop (max 5). Please request if a one-to-one is required. I am happy to travel to you if required.
All materials and tools included.
Accommodation is an optional extra, please contact for more information and prices.