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Introduction to silver clay jewellery workshop (beginner level) in Milborne Port Somerset & Dorset


Duration: 1 day 9.30am - 4pm

Price: £55

Run by: Sally Evans Photography Offers &
at Sally Evans Photography

Village Hall, Springfield Road
Milborne Port
Sherborne
Somerset
DT9 5RE

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About the Course

Learn to make your own beautiful fine silver jewellery from art clay silver - no previous experience is necessary.

Silver clay is one of a range of metal clays. All metals clays are fine metal powder mixed with a binder to create malleable clay that can be moulded, textured, rolled and cut out. The clay is then dried before being fired with a torch (which can be done using an inexpensive torch at home) or with a kiln to produce a solid piece of metal. We will be demonstrating firing with a torch so you know what you can achieve in a home environment.

Silver clay when fired, results in 99.9% fine silver pieces, which you can send for hall-marking at a UK assay office if you wanted to as it is fine enough silver to do so.

Maximum number on workshop is 6 people. This class is suitable for adults only - no under 16's please.

AVAILABILITY OF PLACES: 4 places available for next Workshop then 1 only remaining for Workshop following month.

You will learn how to roll & cut precious metal clays, add textures, layering, drying and torch-firing, finishing pre and post firing including burnishing and polishing.

Price includes one 10g pack of silver art clay (Silver Art Clay pack is worth £21).

One pack of clay is enough to make 2 small pendants or charms, 2 small pairs of earrings, or one larger pendant.

If you have a design in mind, I will be very happy to help you before the course to make sure you have a suitable design, the right amount of silver art clay, and appropriate findings to finish your pieces of jewellery.

A small selection of jewellery finding (e.g jump-rings, earring wires, and cord for pendants) will also be included so you can take home fully finished pieces - you may want to change these at home for different findings which are more suited to your finished jewellery as the findings supplied are simply to allow you to wear your jewellery pieces straight away.

Additional silver art clay packs will be available to order in advance - an email will be sent to you after booking to see if you would like to pre-order any additional silver art clay which you may want to use on the day to make additional items or to take home with you. Prices start from £15 for 7g additional silver art clay packs.

You may wish to bring a craft apron and/or to wear clothes suitable for craft activities.

Want to buy for a special occasion and would like help making the day even more special? Can't see a suitable date? Please contact me - always happy to help!

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?

Price includes one 10g pack of silver art clay (Silver Art Clay pack is worth £21).

One pack of clay is enough to make 2 small pendants or charms, 2 small pairs of earrings, or one larger pendant.

If you have a design in mind, I will be very happy to help you before the course to make sure you have a suitable design, the right amount of silver art clay, and appropriate findings to finish your pieces of jewellery.

A small selection of jewellery finding (eg jump-rings, earring wires, and cord for pendants) will also be included so you can take home fully finished pieces - you may want to change these at home for different findings which are more suited to your finished jewellery as the findings supplied are simply to allow you to wear your jewellery pieces straight away.

Additional silver art clay packs will be available to order in advance - an email will be sent to you after booking to see if you would like to pre-order any additional silver art clay which you may want to use on the day to make additional items or to take home with you. Prices start from £15 for 7g additional silver art clay packs.

Hot and cold drinks plus biscuits are included - please bring your own lunch and any other refreshments which you would like.



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Questions :
Do you really expect me to believe that this flimsy piece of clay will turn into a solid piece of silver?
Are you suggesting that even though I'm a complete beginner I'll produce a piece of jewellery that I can wear at the end of just one day?
Are you seriously saying that the cost of the tuition, tools, venue, silver, and all the biscuits are included in the fee?
Answers :
Yes ! Yes ! Yes !
What a totally magical day - thank you Sally - (am hoping to come again soon - 'cos I still can't quite believe what happened...!)

- - #21930

Just had a great day doing silver clay jewellery and am very chuffed with what I managed to do (even if I did go for the more challenging things!). I got my partner to photo 'my treasures' so that I can brag about them to my friends - I'm right proud of myself! Now planning to do some more and hopefully make some pieces worthy of Xmas gifts.

As a person with a disability, I would especially like to thank Sally for all her help and the amount of work she put into it so that I could join in seamlessly, she's very thoughtful and inclusive. Thanks for making it possible and I would encourage anyone to give it a go. I will certainly be back for another craft venture at some stage.

- - #21921

Just attended the course on 23rd March. Brilliant is all I can say. Sally is very patient takes you step by step on what you are doing. I cam away with a pair of earrings that nobody else will have. Wonderful session with a lovely group of ladies.

Thank you Sally

- - #21024

Response from Sally Evans Photography:

Thank You Wendy. I love that everyone starts off with the same amount of silver art clay and everyone leaves with pieces of jewellery which are unique. The variety of ideas never ceases to amaze me!
Kind regards
Sally

What a brilliant course with a lovely group of ladies. I had a fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyed myself and came away with three pairs of small earrings and a beautiful leaf pendant to replace one that had tarnished. Sally is so patient, helpful and encouraging. What a talented lady and incredibly brave to let us loose with a blow torch!

- - #20906

Response from Sally Evans Photography:

Thank You Liz. You did really well making the earrings and replacement leaf pendant. I have nerves of steel (or should that be silver?!) :)
Sally

Just attended Sally’s last beginners class, superb, she walked us through step by step and as a result I have come away with a unique pair of earrings.

- - #20846

Response from Sally Evans Photography:

Thank You Gillian, lovely review and great to meet you.
Kind regards, Sally

Great one day workshop which was really hands-on and I was able to go home with 2 lovely pairs of silver earrings. Sally is very helpful and an excellent communicator and the whole day just flew by. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to have a go at using silver art clay.

- - #20039

Response from Sally Evans Photography:

Thank you for your review Elisa - your earrings were amazing and I am really pleased you love them! I hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards, Sally

A fantastic day spent under Sally’s expert tuition on the Silver Clay Jewellery Workshop. Sally is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made the day a fun and rewarding experience. It was amazing to be part of the ‘magic’ that unfolded over the course of the day and wear jewellery home that I had made. Very satisfying indeed and can’t wait to get kitted out to create more jewellery at home (Sally offers great advice on how to keep costs to a minimum). Go and experience the magic for yourself, you’ll have a great day!

- - #20004

Response from Sally Evans Photography:

Thank you for your review Beccy - I am so glad you enjoyed your day and are going to do more silver art clay making at home. It really is magic isn't it?! :)
Hope to see you again soon, Sally

Excellent day. Sally is very friendly and has so many tips and hints to share in addition to the structure that ensures everyone makes something to be proud of. She offers so many ideas of how to set up cheaply at home without spending on specialist equipment. She also has boxes full of stuff to have a go with, so things were covered that wont always be offered on a beginners day. Also loads of different polishes and equipment that again often dont get hands on experience with. Def feel i can continue with this with what i learnt.

- - #19008

Response from Sally Evans Photography:

Thank you for your review of the workshop Lyn - it was a action-packed day and I am really glad you enjoyed it as well as feeling you learnt lots to implement at home.
Hope to see you again, Sally

This workshop is a great opportunity to learn all the basics to produce your first piece of silver clay jewellery. Sally is an encouraging and knowledgeable tutor who explains each step of the process in a clear way. The length of the workshop and small class size allows time to learn and make without feeling rushed. Good value for money and great fun. Come on your own or with a friend to enjoy a relaxed yet productive day.

- - #18079

The beginners silver clay workshop was a great introduction to get me started using metal clay. Sally was great at answering questions about the possibilities when using the silver clay and was really good at creating a fun and friendly environment. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who has thought of using this medium but isn’t sure where to start. A fun day that was really great value.

- - #17867

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 8th June 2019
Saturday 6th July 2019
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos

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