Getting started making silver clay jewellery - individual 1-1 tuition day - Silver Clay / PMC in London

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Description

Have a great day out and learn how to work with fine silver clay - a relatively new way to create your own unique solid silver jewellery items. Silver clay is a relatively new material; - literally a clay made from recycled silver particles, held together in a water based binder/ The clay is shaped, refined, joined and finally dried out, just like with regular clay. It is then fired to burn away the binder and leave a solid silver form that is then polished and finished like any other piece of silver jewellery. This listing is to learn how to work with silver precious metal clay. Silver clay is a material that requires a very different way of working and thinking to regular metal fabrication - it allows a different style of working and of course has it's own unique properties - it is particularly great for sculpting, modelling and creating textured / patterned surfaces.: As this is individual tuition - the projects can be personalised to your own interests but a standard beginners day includes; -. - Creating 2 or 3 completed jewellery pieces - earrings, pendants or charms - Learning how to shape the clay and apply surface patterns - Drying and refining clay shapes - Joining clay elements together - Setting fireable gemstones - Creating your own moulds and using these with the silver clay - Safely firing the clay - Polishing and finishing your creations ready to wear and show off! ABOUT ME; - I am a professional jeweller and adult education teacher - teaching jewellery making since 2009. I offer individually tailored 1-1 / private tuition with me at my own studio in Camden Town, London for up to 3 people at once. Teaching from my studio in central London - close to Camden Town station, I have everything you need on hand to make your own gorgeous jewellery to take away with you. Whether you are completely new to jewellery making and fancy trying your hand, are starting at a new hobby, fancy a fun day, or already create your own jewels and want to build on and expand your existing skills, I'd love to help you create unique, professionally finished jewellery. ALTERNATIVE TUITION OPTIONS; - I also offer tuition in intermediate / advanced silver clay projects and skills, as well as different jewellery technique areas - see my other listings, or do contact me for more information: I also offer tuition for small groups - friends or family = up to 3 people at a time. - Traditional silver and gemstone jewellery - Bead stringing and wirework - Pearl knotting - Kumihimo (Japanese braiding) to make custom cords, necklaces, bracelets - Wax carving for jewellery - Stitched beadwork - Electroforming in copper for jewellery I have been making jewellery for around 28 years, have a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing (1999), and have been teaching jewellery making since 2009, when I completed my initial training for teaching adult education classes. I love making jewellery and sharing my skills with new people from all over the world; I have occasional repeat students visiting from Italy, France, Egypt, Norway, as well as from around London and the UK.

What's included in the price?

The price listed is for a single day for one person. This includes an individually tailored schedule of projects / exercises for the day based on your own interests and experience (discussed and planned in advance by e-mail), and my undivided help and attention for the day! All the materials and information you need to complete these projects and to create your own gorgeous jewellery to take away with you are included in the price, as well as refreshments during the day. Lunch is not included, but there are many local shops and cafes, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Also includes a short Zoom follow up session after the day if desired. Alternative options are available for shorter or multiple sessions, or to add additional students if desired.

Duration

1 day (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker


I have been making jewellery since 1994, I have a teaching certificate for teaching adults, plus BA and MA certificates in Jewellery and have been teaching jewellery making at adult education centres & around London since 2009. I love sharing my skills, helping my students to make beautiful jewellery, and to develop and refine their skills and creativity. Jewellery making is great for a fun day out, a hobby, or of course, as a career! Do join me to make your own gorgeous jewellery.

Venue

Camden Street, , London, Greater London, NW1 0HX

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Weekends
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
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  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Pet lovers
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Father's Day
  • UK Holiday
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Evenings
  • Christmas
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