Beginners silver clay workshop - full day

Jewellery made by students on the full day beginners silver clay workshop
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Description

This full day introductory silver clay workshop is all about using silver clay to create beautiful, unique pieces of jewellery.

Silver clay comes in a clay like form and is made up of recycled fine silver powder, an organic binder and water. It can be moulded and shaped like clay before being fired. The binder then burns away and your piece is transformed into a piece of fine silver jewellery. (Fine silver is composed of 99.9% pure silver, and it is a bit more expensive and better quality than sterling silver.)

Silver clay offers a great introduction to silver jewellery making because you don't need to purchase lots of tools or equipment and it can easily be done on your kitchen table.

This is a small and relaxed class with no more than 5 students. At the end of the day we will celebrate with a glass of bubbly. You’ll leave with a unique piece that you will have hand made and could make the perfect present or you can keep it for yourself.

What you will learn:

- The design process

- Rolling and shaping and cutting

- Texturing techniques

- Filing

- Sanding

- Firing

- Attaching jump rings for a pendant or findings for earrings

- Polishing and finishing

- Celebrate at the end with a glass of bubbly



What you need to bring:

- A packed lunch and any extra drinks

- An apron if you have one

- Closed toe shoes

- Hairband (to tie hair back while firing)

- A mask (however this may change depending on Government rules).

There will be a break for lunch where you are welcome to eat your picnic in my studio, garden, decking or nearby Riverside park. There are also several cafe's and shops just a 5-10 minute walk away.

There is parking on Oaktree Road (if it gets busy there is also a car park close by on Manor Farm Road, near the junction of Dimond Road and next to Riverside Park). Please note: If you would like to make cufflinks please let me know in advance so I can make sure I have all the right materials on the day.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

What is included;

- 7g of silver clay (enough to make one or two pieces of jewellery)

- Findings for your pieces that you make (ie jump rings, earring posts, wire for drop earrings)

- Sterling silver chain or earrings wires

- Fireable gemstones if required for your design

- Use of all equipment needed in my studio to make your jewellery pieces

- An instruction sheet (which you can take home)

- As much tea and coffee as you can drink

- A glass of bubbly or non alcoholic fizz to celebrate the day

Maker

Rebecca Oxenham at Rebecca Oxenham Jewellery

Venue

78 Oaktree Road,
Southampton
Southampton
Hampshire
SO18 1PH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Mothers Day
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

Duration

6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)


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