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Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery with Jo Dix:a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater

Duration: One day 10am to 4pm

Price: £82

Run by: Annie Swarbrick
at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

01768 483984

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
CA11 0UT

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About the Course

Our Introduction to silver clay days are 'Inspired by Nature' and run by Jo Dix. Jo runs her own Silver jewellery business called Silver Forge in the South Lakes. There's a lot of freedom is forming jewellery from Silver Clay and so there is less emphasis on the traditional jewellery making skills. Being made of silver particles the material is not cheap by any means and sometimes commands a higher price than mined silver.

What is Silver Clay / Art Clay?

Silver Clay is part of the metal clay family. It's great for all skill levels and fires as Fine Silver (99.9% pure), which is a higher quality that the jewellery "norm" of Sterling Silver (92.5%).

Silver clay is a fabulous medium for making just about anything – from the simplest piece to the most organic and intricate patterns. Jo will teach you the basics of how to get the best from your silver clay and guide you through designing & making your own piece of fine silver jewellery. It is the versatility of silver clay that makes it so popular and accessible to create pieces without the need for intricate techniques or tools.

You can knead it, roll it, beat it, stretch it, texture it, fold it or anything else really. You can even colour it, we're told.

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?

All tools and equipment are provided, just bring your imagination!

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered real treats - many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.

Materials are charged extra for this day - a typical example could be anything from £20 to £45 or more depending on how much is made during the day.

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Lovely setting and amazing food- especially the scones! Great Course - very knowledgeable tutor.

- - #10931

Wonderful day - thank you! Fascinating workshop, great company and delicious food.

- - #10930

Fabulous day - excellent tutor (and my mum). Very relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Thank you for feeding us too. Food was to die for. Lovely to spend quality time with my mum - will definitely recommend to others !

- - #10929

My second visit to Quirky - excellent day! Nice room, good knowledgeable teacher and "helper". The lunch and refreshments are home made & very good. I'll be back again in November. 5

- - #10928

Brilliant 5*. Wonderful day! The venue, setting, food, host, teacher.....the whole day was just wonderful. Thank you so much.

- - #10927

Fabulous course. Joe is very knowledgeable and is able to pass her skills & knowledge on in an easy to understand way. A very sociable experience with excellent food. A "must do" course. Thank you.

- - #10926

Really good course. I learnt a lot. The food was really nice and homemade. Everyone was really nice and friendly.

- - #10925

Had a thoroughly enjoyable and was delighted with the results. Jo is any excellent friendly tutor and the hospitality was excellent.
Would definitely recommend, and go back.

- - #10162

Thanks for a great day. The course was great but also the setting, lunch and gardens were equally enjoyable and all contributed to the lovely experience of the day. Thank you. I shall definitely return for another course and recommend you to fellow crafters

- - #9291

Silver clay workshop today. Fantastic, delighted with the results. Food & hospitality wonderful, as ever! Xx

- - #6343

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 8th June 2019
Saturday 17th August 2019
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