In this two-day course, students will learn all of the fundamental skills required to work with metal clays and be successful with PMC products.
Students will practise fundamental techniques including rolling, texturing, cutting, carving, sculpting, moulding, refining, firing and finishing.
Extra time is devoted to discuss firing processes and each student learns torch firing and kiln firing techniques.
Students will make five projects including a pair of earrings with fireable gemstone, a double textured pendant with syringe detail, wrapped beads, a sculpted toggle clasp and a wrapped ring with fireable stone.
Students will need to purchase materials either from us or cooksons gold. The class utilises PMC3, PMC Flex and PMC OneFire 950 clays to ensure each student learns appropriate usage of each type of clay, and the various formats they are available in. The materials used for this class are 20g PMC3, 25g PMC OneFire 950, 5g PMC Flex and a 9g PMC3 Syringe of clay.
Students will also work with fireable stones and embeddable findings.
All tools and equipment are provided for studio classes and a full details of what is required will be provided for distant learning sessions.
Upon completion of the course projects, students are given a short written test.
Each student will receive a Certificate of Completion from The PMC Studio and a 10% discount on PMC clays at The PMC Studio and Cooksongold.
This is a two day course.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All tuition, notes and certificate.
Tea/coffee, juice and biscuits are also provided.
We can provide the materials or they are available from Cookson Gold https://www.cooksongold.com/Precious-Metal-Clay/Camp-PMC-Course-101-Essential-Pmc--Silver-Clay-Kit-prcode-1VP-048
7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)
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7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)
A fantastic taster morning in a lovely location with an excellent tutor. Louise explained everything clearly and concisely, and expertly answered any questions we had. We came away with finished pieces that we're all immensely proud of; more importantly, we left with the knowledge, confidence and desire to try silver clay for ourselves. If you're looking for an addictive new craft to try out, I can't recommend this highly enough.
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you - so glad you enjoyed the course and are rightly proud of your lovely pieces 😊
The Silver Rose pendant is beautiful, and came very well presented and packaged. It even had a lovely free little jewellery pouch to store it in once unwrapped. It is approx 5g in weight and complete with the silver snake chain a total Silver weight of approximately 7g. As well as being gorgeous, it is also excellent value. I messaged Louise before ordering as the pictures showed two different chains, a snake chain and a finer looking chain. I preferred the snake chain and was pleased to hear you could choose either! Obviously the pictures are close up to show the detail, so the rose is smaller than it looks on the picture which is to be expected. But it may be helpful to prospective purchasers to add the measurement in the description? But this is in no means a criticism, I am very happy with my purchase and Louise is a pleasure to deal with.
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you Angie- I am so glad you like your pendant. Also, thank you for your feedback it is always helpful as it’s easy to miss detail .Louise
We had such a wonderful morning learning how to use silver clay. A beautiful craft in a idyllic location. My daughters aged 14 and 11 really enjoyed the session and we’re thrilled with what they could produce in the time. Louise was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She explained everything so clearly and we were able to make some stunning pieces which are totally unique. I loved that we were given a chain so we could wear our creations straight away. Would highly recommend.
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you - so glad you enjoyed it . Hope your lovely Jewellery has been admired 😊
After finding a rare Saturday morning without my 3 year old, I booked myself onto Louise's jewellery course as it’s been on my bucket list for some time.
It was a morning well spent with some lovely people. Louise was so knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the silver. I took away 4 beautiful pieces and could not have been more chuffed with my work!
I have many hobbies already but I instantly wanted to add this to my list! It was great and I’d recommend it to anyone!
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you- so glad you enjoyed it ! Hope your lovely jewellery has been much admired
The course with Louise was purchased as a Christmas present for my husband. He came home on both days filled with enthusiasm for silver clay (and with some lovely pieces of jewellery for me at the end!) He really enjoyed the experience of one to one learning with an interesting, informed and patient tutor. Louise, you have another fan!
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you - so glad Derry enjoyed the course. I love showing people the magic of the clay it’s such a fantastic medium! It’s brilliant when they love it too
The course is really good fun! Loads of equipment like stencils and moulds to make anything you want to, everyone on the course made brilliant pieces that they were rightly proud of. Louise talks you through each stage, demonstrating what to do and helps you if you get stuck. I'd recommend this course to anyone!
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you Sue - so glad you had fun !
Really enjoyed learning more about working with silver clay and how to incorporate seaglass into a design.
Louise was great and the class was 1 - 1 which gave me the opportunity to ask loads of questions.
Had an amazing day yesterday on the seaglass and silver jewellery making course with Louise. A fabulous teacher and such a worthwhile course. Throughly enjoyed every moment of it and making personalised items to take away was a bonus. Louise spent time talking to me about processes and gave great tips and advice. Can't wait to try something else with her in the future. Thank you
Busy showing the world my new designs already.
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you- was lovely to meet you . I’m sure your lovely pieces are being much admired - have you had the drill out yet?
For my retirement a group of friends bought me a CraftCourses voucher November 2020. Unable to attend a course I decided to treat myself to a Silver Rose necklace. It is beautiful and very well made. I would recommend Louise's work and would like to do a workshop in the future.
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you Gina I’m so glad you liked it and would love to welcome you to one of my workshops in the near future. Thank you once again and hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Louise.
An excellent day. Louise is so patient and helpful without being patronising. Loved every minute and the pieces I made are lovely.
I've been desperate to learn Silver Clay and I am so glad I booked with Louise who was very generous with her time, patience and knowledge. Came away with the confidence and inspiration to continue this hobby at home, along with some pretty silver pieces which had been made during the day. Would highly recommend Louise to anyone considering a silver clay course.
Thoroughly enjoyed my day spent with the very lovely Louise. Outstanding and I’m over the moon with the beautiful pieces I made. I highly recommend the Course.
I was looking for a new hobby having recently taken early retirement. The introduction day was absolutely fabulous and started me off on a brand-new hobby which I have further developed by attending Louise's ring making course. Louise has been incredibly helpful and supportive outside of the courses offering help and advice on where to purchase equipment and supplies as well as how to use them effectively. I highly recommend this course and I’ll be back for more 😉
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you for your lovely review😊
Wow! What a fabulous day! Louise's passion and enthusiasm for silver metal clay is infectious and I've come away feeling confident and inspired! She is a very attentive and patient teacher and has completely eradicated my fears towards using a kiln, and experimenting for the first time with silver clay. Her studio is very picturesque but practical, so you immediately feel at ease. I have created a pendant to be proud of and am chuffed to bits 😃I thoroughly recommend her workshop day and will definitely be signing up for the 2 day workshop! THANK YOU LOUISE XX
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you for your lovely review- I'm so glad I could help and cant wait to see what lovely pieces you make with your stash x😊
Had the most amazing day working with silver clay. Louise's expertise, guidance and patience made for a fabulous, totally absorbing day. From playing around with designs to polishing the finished article Louise was so knowledgable and encouraging. Beyond thrilled that after such a brilliant day we returned home with perfect gifts! The day totally exceeded our expectations - thank you Louise!
We have just had a marvellous day playing with silver clay! Louise's is so knowledgeable, very patient and nothing is too much trouble for her. It far exceeded all of our expectations and we are thrilled with our makings from the day. After time-out, coming home with perfect gifts is simply the icing on the cake! Can't thank you enough Louise. We will be back!
An excellent course that gives a real hands-on experience of working with real silver clay - everything from practising of design ideas, use of equipment and tools, best practices, handling of silver clay, making your design (or several smaller designs) in silver clay, drying, preparing for firing, firing and finishing. A really busy day that passes in a flash. Louise is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and provides a wonderful day of confidence inspiring calmness.
I have just spent a fabulous day with my daughter's (30 &11) with Louise being introduced to the delights of silver clay. Louise is an amazing educator - she patiently explained the process and enabled us each to craft pieces that we were delighted with. I was able to choose the course location most convenient to us and her studio is in a lovely position. Louise worked with my adult daughter to achieve the commemorative piece she had hoped to achieve whilst still being able to enable my young daughter to create a host of charms. Even the development process has sent us home with painting opportunities. One day is not enough!! ( Although you certainly leave with some beautiful items of jewellery)
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you for your lovely review. You were all a pleasure to teach and I loved all your fabulous pieces- I'm sure you will get lots of lovely comments when wearing them! 😊
Two days of making jewellery - fab workshops. I though I had died and gone to heaven. Arts clays and cabochons, all really interesting. Christmas gifts in the bag! Thank you, Louise.
Response from Louise Anne designs:Thank you for your lovely review. I certainly had fun teaching you and sharing the fun of creating.
I spent two days learning silver art clay with Louise and it was very enjoyable and relaxing. Louise is an excellent teacher. She carefully explains each stage of the process and has a very calm and patient approach, which really helped me to learn what was needed. I made several pieces of jewellery and also learnt how to make fused glass cabochons. It was so rewarding to see the pieces develop from the initial rolling out to firing and polishing to the final piece of beautiful jewellery. I have worn my pendant ever since and feel very proud of it. I am looking forward to doing another course. Thank you Louise for a great time. I would highly recommend Louise's course.
Great day, came away with the confidence and ability to make my own pieces back at home without any complicated equipment. Louise teaches you all you need to know to get started and I came away with some beautiful silver jewellery. Highly recommended
I really enjoyed the silver jewellery course on Sunday. Louise made everything easy to learn and instilled a sense of confidence that made me want to experiment and try different techniques.
I will definitely be joining her for another course in the not too distant future.
Thank you Louise for making our day so creative and enjoyable and providing us with a lovely relaxed environment in which to learn new things .
I came to do the silver clay class....oh my goodness it was amazing, I loved every second. I made a beautiful necklace and earings! It's brilliant the way it changes after being fired is astounding, all the staff were helpful but Louise was so patient with me when I was dithering! I can't wait to do it again!!