Beginners silver clay ('PMC') jewellery - full day workshop

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Description

Have a great day out and learn how to work with fine silver clay - a relatively new way to create your own unique solid silver jewellery items. If the dates listed don't suit you - please get in touch to discuss other availability! Silver clay is a relatively new material; - literally a clay made from recycled silver particles, held together in a water based binder. The clay is shaped, refined, joined and finally dried out, just like with regular clay. It is then fired to burn away the binder and leave a solid silver form that is then polished and finished like any other piece of silver jewellery. This listing is to learn how to work with silver precious metal clay. Silver clay is a material that requires a very different way of working and thinking to regular metal fabrication - it allows a different style of working and of course has it's own unique properties - it is particularly great for sculpting, modelling and creating textured / patterned surfaces.: A standard beginners day includes; -. - Creating 2 or 3 completed jewellery pieces - earrings, pendants or charms - Learning how to shape the clay and apply surface patterns - Drying and refining clay shapes - Joining clay elements together - Setting fireable gemstones - Creating your own moulds and using these with the silver clay - Safely firing the clay - Polishing and finishing your creations ready to wear and show off! ABOUT ME; - I am a professional jeweller and adult education teacher - teaching jewellery making since 2009. I offer individually tailored 1-1 / private tuition with me at my own studio in Camden Town, London for up to 3 people at once as well as a selection of scheduled classes. Teaching from my studio in central London - close to Camden Town station, I have everything you need on hand to make your own gorgeous jewellery to take away with you. Whether you are completely new to jewellery making and fancy trying your hand, are starting at a new hobby, fancy a fun day, or already create your own jewels and want to build on and expand your existing skills, I'd love to help you create unique, professionally finished jewellery. ALTERNATIVE TUITION OPTIONS; - I also offer tuition in intermediate / advanced silver clay projects and skills, as well as different jewellery technique areas - see my other listings, or do contact me for more information: I also offer tuition for small groups - friends or family = up to 3 people at a time. - Traditional silver and gemstone jewellery - Bead stringing and wirework - Pearl knotting - Kumihimo (Japanese braiding) to make custom cords, necklaces, bracelets - Wax carving for jewellery - Stitched beadwork - Electroforming in copper for jewellery

What's included in the price?

The price listed is for a one off, full day class for one person. All the materials and information you need to complete these projects and to create your own gorgeous jewellery to take away with you are included in the price, as well as refreshments during the day. Lunch is not included, but there are many local shops and cafes, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Alternative options are available for shorter or multiple sessions, or to add additional students if desired.

Duration

7 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker


I have been making jewellery since 1994, I have a teaching certificate for teaching adults, plus BA and MA certificates in Jewellery and have been teaching jewellery making at adult education centres & around London since 2009. I love sharing my skills, helping my students to make beautiful jewellery, and to develop and refine their skills and creativity. Jewellery making is great for a fun day out, a hobby, or of course, as a career! Do join me to make your own gorgeous jewellery.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • UK Holiday
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Evenings
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Weekends
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Spooky
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Pet lovers
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Father's Day
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Venue

Camden Street, , London, Greater London, NW1 0HX