This is a full day beginners course where students will learn how to use elements from nature to make their own silver clay jewellery. They will find out about using silver clay and use it to produce two/three finished pieces using three different techniques - 1 - using silver clay paste on a leaf to make a pendant or earrings. This technique gives you a replica of the leaf, which can make a lovely memento. 2 - using moulding compound, you will make a mould of a shell or seed head or similar, you can bring your own or use what is in the studio. You will then use lump silver clay to make a pendant from you mould. 3 - using a leaf or other natural texture, you will learn how to use it to texture a piece of clay and make a pendant or earrings. Students will then learn about storing and rehydrating the clay and also about firing, polishing and patina. At the end of the day, students will take home several pieces of beautiful handmade jewellery and have the skills required to continue making their own jewellery at home. The class size is kept small so you will get plenty of personal attention and they are run in Marianne's well equipped studio. No previous experience is required.

What's included in the price?

All materials required to make three pendants will be included in the cost. Extras can be bought on the day if you want to make more or larger pieces if time allows. Tea/coffee is available throughout the day. Please bring something for lunch. Suitable for 16 years+ (younger children by arrangement) For more information and queries please select the 'message the tutor' button.


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Marianne has been working with silver clay since 2013. She has instructor qualifications in both PMC and Art Clay Silver. She loves teaching about this amazing medium and showing how versatile it is and will help you create some beautiful pieces of jewellery you will be proud to wear.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Stag dos
  • Spooky
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Mother's Day
  • Tutor can travel
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Pet lovers
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Easter
  • Intermediate level
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92A, Corsham Road, Whitley, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8QF