Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
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This workshop is aimed at the beginner with little or no experience of working with metal clay. During the day you will be guided through the step by step techniques of handling, shaping, forming and adding texture with all the essential techniques to achieve a professional finish to your work.
We work with two of the main Silver Clay products to make three different pieces. We aim to give you the skills and techniques that become the sound foundation for achieving the best results with silver metal clay. You will be inspired with further samples on display so you can go away to apply your own creative ideas to your new skills.
Included in the day:-
- introduce the tools and equipment, what alternatives are suitable
- preparing and handling the clay
- making a pendant using lump clay
- adding texture, form and shape
- construction and layering
- creating holes
- drying times and temperatures
- refinement methods
- different firing methods and procedures
- polishing techniques
- make a leaf pendant using clay paste
15g of lump clay will be supplied, with use of the studio paste pot. If you wish to make more or larger pieces then you can purchase additional clay on the day.
You will pick up tips on:-
- how to reconstitute clay
- storing the clay
- reducing wastage
- hallmarking and the law
and much more with further samples on display to inspire you.
A warm welcome awaits you at Craftworx Metal Clay Studio
In addition to our scheduled programme of classes, this workshop is also available for
- private 1-2-1 tuition
- group bookings of 4 or more will be offered at a discounted rate
- Please contact us for availability
Note: if you have purchased a gift voucher from CraftCourses, do not use the Paypal option to book your workshop with Craftworx. Instead, contact Tracey Spurgin to make your booking directly via the 'Contact' form above.
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?
All tools, equipment and materials are provided. For the suggested project tasks, If you require to make more or larger pieces then you can purchase extra clay on the day from the studio.
Refreshments are provided all day. Lunch is not included and we advise you to bring a packed lunch with you. A kitchen is available including a fridge in case you need to store your lunch or have need to bring medication etc.
The studio has full wheelchair access
A thoroughly enjoyable workshop excellent introduction to using Silver Clay. Easy to find studios a warm welcome and a well delivered course not complicated in anyway kept simple and straight forward. Thank you Tracy I'll definitely be back
Suzie Alexandra - - #3928
I have taken several classes with Tracey. The workshop is very well equipped. Tracey is an excellent teacher, demonstrating each item and technique and advising students, who work at their own pace and sharing tips and tricks. Classes are small or even 1-2-1, suitable for anyone from teenagers to pensioners.
I would recommend Tracey and Craftworx to anyone who would like to try working with silver clay or improving their knowledge and technique.
Jean Chantry - - #1274
I've done two courses so far with Tracey learnt so much about working with Art Clay Silver & thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
Well worth the 434mile round trip! :-)
Dawn Hardy - - #1273
I went on a silver clay beginners course, and thoroughly loved every minute of it. Tracey is a fantastic teacher, very patient, and will tailor things to make sure each student gets the very best from her I have since set up my own business making silver jewellery, and I really believe if I hadn't gone on the Craftworx I would not have been able to achieve the quality of work I can now produce. I have booked on the next level course and can't wait
Lori Ridgway - - #1272
Did a ten week introductory course with Tracey. It was brilliant. Tracey is a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic teacher and I produced some superb silver jewellery of which I am very proud!
Margaret - - #309
Tracey thanks again for the fabulous workshop you did with the Hornsea mums, your patience and relaxed teaching methods proved a great success. All the mums that took part came away from the session with a great feeling of acheivement, and you have inspired many of them to go on and find the time in thier busy family lives to be creative.
Tracy Spowage - - #303
I have attended various courses with Tracey, including, the intro, summer school and &quot;Linked in Chains&quot;. Everyone has been great. Tracey is a fantastic teacher with loads of patience for all her students, and manages to share her vast amount of knowledge simply in a way that does not deter the new comer from trying new techniques.
The studio and surrounding area are a joy to work visit and ultimately to learn in.
After every course you come away looking forward to trying out the techniques and home and looking forward to the next course you are able to take.
Well done Tracey, long may you continue, and Thank you for all the help and advice you give xx
Julie - - #295
Excellent Course, very informative. Tracey makes you feel so welcome, and she is very inspiring.
Carol Carter - - #258
I have done several very enjoyable classes with Tracy. Her knowledge in this subject is amazing and I was impressed by the degree of research she has carried out over the years - (ask her to show you her patinas) The studio is in a truly beautiful location, meaning you have no worries about parking or attending as a lone traveling woman. In addition to the clay techniques Tracy showed me some very useful shortcuts for the more traditional silversmithing work, saving me much time in my own studio work. Highly recommended.
Diane - - #248
Ever since attending this Introductory Course I have been hooked, It's an amazing material and Tracey is an outstanding and inspirational guide to it. She is not only knowledgeable but combines this with the ability to support and develop your own ideas and skills with sensitivity.
I have been a regular at Craftworx and my admiration for her teaching and her abilities as creative artist and craftswoman is high. Her own work is stunning
The studio is a great place - well equipped, in a lovely location,with a friendly atmosphere and plenty of parking.
Gill - - #245
I have been on Tracey's introduction course and as a result I am hooked on Metal Clay. I have attend several of Tracey's ten week courses and also some of her other courses. Tracey is a great teacher, she encourages us students to move out of our comfort zone to try different techniques. The work that Tracey produces is amazing and is a source of inspiration for us students. The workshop is well equipped and is situated in a lovely setting. It is easy to get to by car.
Helen McWilliams - - #244
I have been on a number of Tracey's courses starting with the Introduction Course.
She is an extremely professional tutor with great teaching skills. She also passionate about this material which leads her to develop her own skills and techniques. There is always something new to learn at Craftworx.
The Studio itself is well equipped and in a great location, plenty of parking and amazing energy, I could (and do) spend so much time there.
Lynnda - - #243
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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