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Introduction to silver clay jewellery making
On this full-day introductory workshop - suitable for beginners or those that have taken our silver clay jewellery taster workshop - you will learn how to design, make, fire and polish three different pieces of jewellery. Using silver clay, a material made up of recycled silver particles, an organic binder and water that can easily be used at home with little need for equipment, Edinburgh jeweller and silver clay specialist Anna Campbell will take you through all the steps needed to create your own pieces ready for firing. The dried clay is fired with a butane torch to form it into silver (at home a crème brulé torch will also do the job). The resulting pieces are silver of hallmark quality - modern-day alchemy! You will make a pair of earrings, a stone-set pendant and a moulded charm. You will learn how to make your own silicone mould to use with silver clay, so if you have any small charms, shells, buttons etc you would like to bring along to mould please do! If not, a selection will be provided for you to choose from. Our artists will support you throughout the day offering one-to-one guidance and tips on design, as well as encouraging collaboration through sharing of ideas within the group. They will do their best to answer any questions you may have. The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a supportive and welcoming home environment in the Edinburgh New Town. Spaces are limited so our artists can offer hands-on help and support. All equipment is provided, as are all the materials you will need. Just turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in creating something unique. Please note: The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor open plan reception room and unfortunately we do not have lift access.
What's included in the price?
The price for the day includes access to all the equipment you will need, all materials, refreshments and a buffet-style lunch. And of course you get to take all the products your have created home to enjoy and inspire you, or to give to family and friends as unique gifts.
7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)
Non-refundable - Refunds are not available
The Arienas Collective
with Craft Courses since 2017Message the tutor
The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.
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