About the Course
After passing the Higher Diploma course in 2015, I am now qualified to offer a certified course in Art Clay Silver. At the end of the course if you meet the required standards you will have your items photographed and the pictures will be sent off to the examiners board along with my marks and comments of your pieces so the board can check the quality of your work and issue you with a level 1 certificate. This also entitles you to a discount off the Art Clay silver at various outlets.
Before booking on this course you will need to have undertaken at the minimum the 2 day Beginners guide to Silver Clay workshop as this is a very intensive course and you will need to be familiar with working with the clay.
The course consists of 6 projects that I will guide you through making over the 3 days that cover all the types of clay and the basic techniques used for working with art clay silver including adding texture; setting stones; using the paste and syringe; making rings; creating a mirror finish; creating moulds; attaching findings; and setting non fireable stones
You will come away with 2 rings, a brooch, a pair of earrings and 2 pendants all completed and ready to wear, and hopefully a qualification in Art Clay silver making.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Everything you need to make all 6 pieces will be included in your workshop fee, along with tea and coffee and biscuits. You will need to bring your own lunch with you each day.
You are welcome to bring your own tools if you have particular things you like to work with, but I will provide everything you need to complete the course
You will also receive notes to work with along the course.
Also included are all the fees for the Diploma submission.
I started the course with no small amount of trepidation as, although I have some experience with metal clay, I had not employed all of the techniques required within the course syllabus. Not only was my anxiety unfounded but Lori, apart from expertly coaching me in all the required techniques, managed to dispel my self imposed fear of pushing the boundaries with handling the clay. As a tutor, Lori is a genuine mix of calm support, demanding taskmaster and, most importantly, fun. She is warm and generous with her input, effectively managing that delicate balance between allowing independence and monitoring what is being done; she enabled me to grow with the projects.
If you are considering this course I would recommend some experience with silver clay first as the syllabus is demanding and Lori, a perfectionist.
I can't wait to do another course with her and would recommend her to anyone wishing to pursue this medium as a hobby or otherwise.
Annamarie McHugh - - #8351
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