One day silver clay course at Gallery in Heswall, Wirral

Fern Pendant and earrings made by rolling fend into the clay
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Description


On this one day course, you will be guided through how to make at least 3 beautiful pieces of pure silver jewellery with 20g of silver clay. Georgina has been working with silver clay for over ten years and has been running silver clay courses on the Wirral for the last 10 years.

You will be given the opportunity to design and make your own pieces under careful supervision. This means these bespoke pieces are unique to wear yourself or give to loved ones as a very special handmade gift. Silver Clay lends itself to make jewellery inspired by nature. Leaves, feathers, seed pods and shells can all be used to make beautiful pieces. Fingerprint and footprint jewellery can also be made with the fingerprint or footprints of your loved ones, taken in advance of the course.

Minimum of two but maximum of 4 people on course ensuring you get all the tuition you need to make some truly beautiful unique pieces.

Upcoming courses will take place at Blue Moon Gallery: (Dee Fine Arts, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside.)

Please bring a face covering with you to wear during the course. This can be a cloth covering or a perspex visor style. Hand sanitiser will be provided but you may wish to bring your own.
Every effort will be made to keep you safe but to also keep the experience enjoyable and useful in terms of learning a new skill.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials including 20g of Silver Clay is included. There will be lots of materials with which to make your pieces, sprigs, leaves and flowers form my garden; feathers, leaf skeletons, textured sheets, moulds from seasonal flowers and letter stamps, shells etc... but please bring your own too. Buttons and bits of old jewellery can be given a whole new lease of life when made in silver.

There will be an hour off for lunch, gallery is situated in a thriving town so there are plenty of places to get something to eat, but feel free to bring a packed lunch if you like.

There is lots of parking near by, it is pay and display but a day ticket is less than £5.

Maker

Georgina at Perfectcharm

Venue

Blue Moon Gallery
182 Telegraph Road
Heswall
Merseyside
CH60 0AJ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 4:00am)

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Reviews

In-person course
Annette Radford - - #33288

Attended this 1 day course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Georgina had all the tools of the trade along with lots of props of inspiration from nature. She had plenty of ideas and plenty of knowledge to impart and everybody got individual attention and any assistance as needed. Very relaxed atmosphere and an all round lovely way to spend a day. Came away with some brautiful crafted pieces also. Can thoroughly recommend it - you won't be disappointed!

In-person course
Karen Whorton - - #33256

I attended the course yesterday the 27th May. I had a lovely day, i had no experience and Georgina was great she demonstrated how to use the silver clay and make jewellery pieces that were special to each student. I am hoping to return later in the year when she will do a workshop using stones as well. Thanks, Georgina

In-person course
Isobel Houston - - #33063

A really wondeful day out and a great gift for my mum. We made several gorgeous pieces of silver jewelry and had such a wonderful time doing it. Georgina, who runs the course, was so kind and a great teacher. I would highly recommend this course if you or someone you know enjoys crafting.

Response from Perfectcharm:

Thank you It was lovely to have you both along and you made some beautiful pieces, well done

In-person course
Lynn Kitching - - #31055

This was a brilliant course and I do not hesitate to recommend it. Georgina was an excellent teacher, the day was well paced and well planed to cover everything we needed. She was at hand all through the day to help with questions and our learning. She also answered our many questions with enthusiasm and encouragement. The venue was conducive and despite having to cope with Covid restrictions it did not spoil the day at all. Thank you George so much!

In-person course
Hilary Laidler - - #30950

Really enjoyed the day
I arrived with some ideas and, although the course leader shared lots of ideas and techniques, the class was small enough for us to each develop our ideas.
Our hands were held throughout the day in producing what we wanted and I left with 2 really stunning pieces of jewellery.
Thank you so much x

Response from Perfectcharm:

Thank you Hilary!
Would just like to point out that no physical hand holding took place

In-person course
Lorraine - - #30586

Georgina is an excellent teacher, the course was well run and structured,
I learnt how to manage and roll clay, to prepare and plan a design ready for firing, and to tidy up, sand and polish a piece, it was a great day and can't wait to do another one

In-person course
Sian Edge - - #29096

Was really looking forward to this course and it did not disappoint!
Having never worked with silver clay before I was a little unsure of what I'd come away with, but I was delighted with my pieces at the end of the day.
The tuition was excellent and having such a small class was great as George had time to make sure everyone knew what they were doing and kept on track throughout the day. I came away with lots of new ideas and will definitely use this medium again.
A great day and excellent value for money, highly recommended!

In-person course
Helen - - #29069

Really helpful and interesting course. Made two beautiful sets of earrings and a pendant. George was approachable and friendly and supportive of your creative ideas. Would highly recommend this course as an introduction or refresh of skills in silver clay.

In-person course
Linda - - #28919

Really enjoyed the course and family loved the pieces of jewellery I made for them. Fascinating learning the process of how jewellery is made with silver clay.
Tutor was really friendly and helpful and would thoroughly recommend the course particularly as a maximum of 4 students per day .

In-person course
Libby - - #28691

We had a wonderful day with Georgina last week making items from silver clay. I went with two friends and as promised the group size was tiny - 4 people! Georgina worked alongside us giving lots of one to one tuition, tips and advice, based on her wealth of experience and kindness in sharing it all. This was such a satisfying experience because we all came away with items which were genuinely lovely. We were infected with Georgina's enthusiasm and a large part of our conversations since our experience have been about how to take this forward. I would not hesitate to recommend the course. It was easy to park and easy to find somewhere pleasant for lunch. The venue was interesting, with lots of art around to inspire us. Thank you Georgina.

In-person course
Zeynep Gurler - - #28556

I enjoyed every moment of this experience: learning a new skill & meeting lovely people. Georgina is a great teacher; always ready to help when needed and to answer our endless questions. We were provided with more than enough equipment/tools to create the pieces we want. I made a brooch, 2 pendants and still have some silver clay left to work with later. The venue was nice, clean and very close to Heswall bus stop. In short, I highly recommend this (one day) course.

Response from Perfectcharm:

Thank you Zeynep. So glad you enjoyed the course. I loved your creativity. Good luck with your new venture.

In-person course
lisa groves - - #28336

What a brilliant day! Fabulous tutor, immediately felt at ease. Everything clearly explained and relaxed. Just four in the group so loads of time to ask questions and get help. Drinks and cake provided along with lots of amazement at how wonderful silver clay is! Highly recommended.

In-person course
Sara Jackson - - #28331

A really excellent course. George's instruction was clear and easy to follow - even though Silver Clay was new to me I found myself going home with four beautiful silver pendants. The course was also excellent value for money, given the quality of the tuition and the value of the materials provided. Highly recommended :)

In-person course
Lisa Arman - - #27815

Really enjoyable day, learning something new with plenty of support. Really happy with my 4 charms. Thanks very much.

In-person course
Julie Mathews - - #27794

I had a wonderful day! Thank you so much George I love the pieces that I made and I’m now not scared to have a go on my own. You made me feel very welcome and put up with my numerous questions. I hope to book on another course with you soon.

In-person course
Amanda Grimshaw - - #27644

Throughly enjoyed my morning, Georgina was excellent, very good at instructing us but also helping out when needed. I was very pleased with the earrings and pendant I made.

In-person course
Karen Gilbert - - #27615

Really enjoyed the taster course. George talked a little about herself and then explained what we were going to do clearly and in a calm and friendly manner creating a relaxing and supportive atmosphere. Then there were lots of cutters, moulds and textures to explore ! George patiently offered help and advice throughout. I made some lovely pieces of jewellery and learnt a new skill - all at a very reasonable cost. I would absolutely recommend this course.

Response from Perfectcharm:

Thank you Karen Glad you enjoyed it.

In-person course
Tina - - #27566

Thoroughly enjoyed the session thankyou. It surpassed my expectations and I was amazed that we all managed to create and complete wonderful pieces to take home. Your instruction and teaching was just the right pace, enabling us to learn and get hands on really quickly. Thankyou George
I look forward to joining another session one day soon - Tina

Response from Perfectcharm:

Thank you Tina. Would be lovely to have you back on a one day Course where you can explore working with silver clay a bit further.

In-person course
Hilary Gibson - - #27546

A lovely morning spent making a Silver Clay pendant. Thoroughly enjoyed the taster session and hope to do the full day course soon.

Response from Perfectcharm:

Thank you Hilary. It would be lovely to have you attend a full day course sometime and you can explore some more techniques. Glad you enjoyed the Taster Session

In-person course
Edna - - #26037

I spent the day with two lovely ladies and Georgina. I have done metal clay before but have not quite grasped it enough to practice at home. I was so inspired that I immediately dug out my stuff at home. The venue is easy to find and park nearby. I highly recommend it as Georgina explains in a methodical way and demonstrated in such a practical way. My friends have been so impressed by the results they have put their orders in

Response from Perfectcharm:

Thank you for your review. I am glad you found the course useful. Look out for some specialised course next year if you would like to learn some more techniques.

In-person course
Kate Pinder - - #26004

I had a fabulous day yesterday within Georgina - I have taken away loads of tips and advice along with some absolutely beautiful 'hand made by me' items.
Highly recommended. And I've even ordered a kiln today to make more jewellery at home!!

Response from Perfectcharm:

So glad you enjoyed the course!Exciting that you have bought a kiln. Hope you make some amazing pieces. Look out for some specialist classes next year if you would like to try some new techniques.

In-person course
Linda Arch - - #25998

A most enjoyable day. I came home with 4 very attractive items, even though I had no previous experience. Georgina gave excellent guidance, made suggestions, but also allowed me to develop my own ideas.

In-person course
Monika Skinner - - #18194

We had a really lovely day on Thursday. Georgina explained the process of using silver clay and paste very well. After that, we were able to design and create our own pieces whilst Georgina was always on hand for help and guidance.
The magic happened when after firing our pieces came out of the kiln and we were starting to polish them.
I personally made three pieces, one statement pendant in the shape of an ivy leaf using silver paste and two smaller ones using silver clay. All I can say is that the course was very enjoyable and very good value for money! Highly recommended!

In-person course
Sue Greaves - - #18169

We had a brilliant day. Georgina was a great teacher - she guided us really well, but also let us do our own thing, and we made some lovely pieces. It's not a cheap craft to do, but this course is very good value. Beautiful venue too. Highly recommended!

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