About the Course
This one-day class is ideally combined with Cléments two-day class, Inversion technique Lentil Pendant. Book both classes and turn it into a long weekend of metal clay learning and leave with a completed necklace, as well as an in-depth understanding of how to work with bronze clay. And by booking both classes you will get a free gift, saving you £25.25!
In this class Clément will show how to construct 3 different long curved tube beads, as well as 2 round beads. You will learn how to texture the beads to give them a organic, bark-like, textures.
You will be working with Goldie Bronze clay. The three long curved beads will be textured using two different techniques, giving you both a natural bark effect, and a carved stick look. The two round beads will be carved. You'll learn about handling bronze clay, how to fire bronze clay, and then how to give it a finished polished, antiqued look.
Please note - you will not be making the lentil bead (shown in the additional picture above). The lentil bead is made in the two-day class taking place Saturday and Sunday following this class.
Techniques/objectives taught in this workshop:
Construction techniques for tube shaped hollow beads
Texturing in the wet stage
Creating a bark-like texture
Making small spherical beads
Information about bronze clay firing
How to polish, oxidise, and finish your piece
Who is Clément Marquaire?
Clément creates unique jewellery, with designs inspired by Sacred geometry and Tibetan Mandala Art. All textures and patterns you see in his work are handmade by Clément.
Clément Marquaire graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Metz, France, in 2005. He is, in his own words; “an insatiable creative, always looking for new modes of expression, eager to learn new techniques, eager to tame new subjects”.
His first stumbled into the world of jewellery making in northern India in 2014, where he had the chance to participate in several workshops where he learnt traditional silver jewellery making techniques. Clément immediately fell in love with jewellery making with its combination of artistic creativity, rigour, and manual work.
When Clément later followed the teachings of a Lama in Nepal, and was introduced him to Sacred Geometry and the art of Tangka and Tibetan Mandala painting, he was inspired. Once back in Europe, Clément started his own jewellery line, which combined these two disciplines. He created a unique jewellery range, modern and traditional at once.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Use of all tools needed
Light refreshments (coffee, tea, biscuits and cake!)