Learn how to make fine silver jewellery
I offer day courses in silver Clay. Silver clay is made from silver particles suspended in a binder which once sculpted and fired burns away to leave pure/fine silver (99%). It means that you can create beautiful silver jewellery easily in one session. As an enameller the reason I started using silver clay was to create pieces that I could then enamel, which can also be covered.
Covered in the lesson are:
Types of clay
Planning your design
Getting the best from your silver clay
3 different ways to fire
The Silver clay can be fired in a number of ways (depending on the size of the project) and I will cover these in the course. It is also ideal for making rings and I have had a few students choose to make their wedding rings. Prices start at £89 per person depending on course numbers and your course requirements, so do contact me to find out more.
Please note these prices include 10g of metal clay and are the price if one person attends if more book (I can take up to 3 people) the cost per person is reduced.
Classes can be are tailored to suit so contact me to book for your individual requirements.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
10g of silver clay and silver paste to finish your pieces. Tea, coffee and biscuits.
Toni explains everything really well and I felt I learned a lot in her class. I met a like minded friend there so we have now done two classes together and have arranged to do an enamelling class with Toni in the New Year.
Thanks Jan, it’s so lovely that you and Sarah have made friends in one of my classes. Looking forward to the next one. Toni
I had a great day at the silver clay making class, and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in trying it. I was pleased with how my pendants came out and I felt I learnt a lot thanks to Toni! Thanks again for a fab day :)
Thanks Laura, glad you and your Dad had a great day. You made some beautiful jewellery - hope he's wearing those unique cufflinks.
I took my dad on this course as we had had a rather disasterous experience with silver clay trying to do it on our own. Toni explained everything really clearly, let us try painting silver clay slip (from her own stock) onto leaves and we produced some lovely pieces (even if we do say so ourselves!)
My partner and I booked a course with Toni using silver clay. And it was a great experience. Toni was very paitent and informative. It is now something that we would both like to continue and learn more about. Fantastic. Give it a go.
I booked this course for my sister’s birthday. We had a really enjoyable day making a range of items. Toni explained every step clearly and we had plenty of time to try out ideas. We were both delighted with our finished products. Highly recommend this for everyone, even if you don’t think you are very creative.
Mum and I had a lovely time with Toni making our silver jewellery. Between the two of us we produced 4 necklace pendants and 2 pairs of earrings (and a Christmas present ticked off the shopping list already!). Really pleased with what we produced and have already had compliments on my two necklaces. Toni was very informative, friendly and supportive - and tolerant of my indecision. Would definitely recommend Toni to others for their first foray into silver clay jewellery making. Thank you Toni.
Really enjoyed my day with Toni. Very friendly, knowledgeable teacher. Good to be in a group of only two for individual attention. Very pleased with pendant I made. Will be booking for other course I am sure!
Great day out with Toni showing me silver clay skills. Useful and very helpful so could start doing it myself. show me different ways and techniques for me to try and build on which i recommend fully for people to try. toni gave a great time and skill to me on the day and with the clay was great price.
My mum booked this course for my 21st birthday and I attended with her and my grandma. We had a really great time and I was impressed with what I made - they really look so professional and has made me very interested in working more with this medium.
Toni was very welcoming and gave clear, concise instructions. I would recommend this course 100%. Thank you for an awesome day.
What a fabulous day!
We attended Toni's course for my daughter's 21st birthday as she's a keen crafter. I wasn't expecting to come away with so many lovely things - it's incredible how far this silver clay stretches.
We had such a great time. Toni was incredibly knowledgeable and is a very talented lady. We will definitely back to do her other courses.
Thank you for an amazing day Toni, LOVED it and wholeheartedly recommend this course.
I loved this course. It was well organised and Toni was knowledgable and friendly. She had everything in front of me ready to use so I could concentrate on being creative. She allowed me space to focus but was there when I needed any advice. Perfect. I managed to make lots of pieces from just 10g of clay. It felt magical when the silver began emerging after firing. Everyone I've shown is really impressed with my jewellery pieces! Highly recommended course!
I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed a course more than this!!
Toni was so welcoming and made me feel so at ease. She's great at teaching her subject and it's obvious that she really enjoys doing what she does. All my questions were answered leaving me feeling confident to carry on doing this at home.
I made an earring and necklace set and a little heart necklace all for the price of the course, and learned different techniques to use.
I'm absolutely thrilled with what I made and will be going back to join in with an enameling course in the near future.
Don't think about booking a course with Toni, just do it - you won't regret it!
I real enjoyed Toni Peer's silver class at Firstsite, Colchester. I found her approach very helpful, not too pushy but there to help when needed. Good facilities (which Toni has to lug about). Good examples and lots of gentle knowledgeable encouragement.
I did the silver clay course with Toni in the spring of this year. Silver clay crafts was something I had always wanted to try so, having received the course booking as a birthday present, I went along and had the most fantastic time! Toni was very welcoming and made sure we understood everything around the craft (which tools to use, why to do mock ups, firing, etc.) and gave us tips for doing it at home as well. I wanted to go with a friend, and Toni did the course just for the two of us on a date that suited us. We produced some really impressive jewellery and can only recommend Toni Peers as a teacher.
Ring making course was our second time with Toni. Me and my friend Renata made our first silver rings ever . Had a fabulous day again . I have done a couple of metal clay courses in London where I felt rushed not being able to finish the piece as I would like to as we had to start another project . With Toni,the class felt much more relaxed and I actually went home with finished piece .Radka
I booked a silver clay beginners class for my daughter's 21st birthday. We were made very welcome by Toni, her tuition was excellent and very informative. Our total experience was a fun creative day, that gave lasting gifts and new memories. Highly recommended for any occasion.
Many thanks for making helping to this day special.
Very much enjoyed trying silver clay jewellery. Toni is an excellent teacher. She covered everything. Not all teachers do,unless you make a mistake, then they tell you what you needed to know. Toni tells you before you make any mistakes. Thanks.
We weren't sure what to expect when we booked to make our own wedding rings but the day was wonderful. Toni's an engaging, patient and informative tutor. She explained every step and made sure we were able to practice as much as we liked until we felt competent to use the silver clay.
The whole process is simpler than we expected and we were able to enjoy every step, which has made the rings even more special. Toni kept the rings for us and made sure they were highly polished ready for our big day.
We've had loads of compliments on the rings including from a complete stranger while we were on honeymoon who spotted Alison's and asked about it.
What a truly special experience our wedding ring making day with Toni was. Toni is very knowledgable teacher, able to communicate her expertise on this craft- in which neither myself or my partner had any experience, with clarity and simplicity. Very grateful for her guidance, reassurances, patience and numerous cups of tea and coffee! It made for a memorable and day for us both. A fun and affordable method of creating priceless rings!
Lovely, relaxing day. Toni was very knowledgable and helpful, she made the course easy to follow and I appreciated the worksheets we got to take home with us. Would definitely recommend, and I hope to attend some of her other courses in the future.
Very enjoyable course, very relaxing - everything explained and Toni very helpful with tips, knowledge/experience, etc. Amazed how many pieces I made from what looks like a small piece of clay! Definitely recommend this course.