Precious Metal Clay (PMC) - make your own silver jewellery using PMC, including a pendant, earrings and a necklace incorporating an initial letter - your own or someone else's!
In this workshop you will learn about the fascinating world of jewellery-making with Precious Metal Clay - aka. PMC. PMC is a clay-like combination of pure silver and organic binders that, when fired, become solid silver.
This class cost includes 15 grammes of silver PMC - enough to make 3 projects, created to give you experience of a range of clay making techniques.
After discussing the properties of PMC, the options for firing and how to make the most of your clay we'll begin with a simple earrings project. You'll learn to handle the clay, roll it out and add textures, cut out shapes and refine the finish of the clay before firing in the kiln.
Next, you'll make a groovy 'Initial Letter' necklace about 40mm high. You can choose your own initial, or make a personalised silver gift for someone else! With this project you'll learn about some of the clay modelling properties that make Precious Metal clay so versatile.
Your third project will teach you finishing and polishing techniques that you can apply to future projects. You'll make a pendant with clay patterns of your choice and incorporating a 'high-shine' element to give a bright, highly polished look to your piece. You'll also learn how to make a bail out of Precious Metal Clay to add to the back of your pendant, or we can teach you how to drill the piece to add a silver loop.
If you have enough clay left over, you can then make a fun, personalised cartouche using our letter stamps or a silver charm using a silicon mould.
We provide enough silver clay for your main projects as part of the course cost; more can be purchased from us during the class or afterwards.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The course includes:
- 15 grammes of Precious Metal Clay and silver PMC paste
- Use of all tools and apron
- Kiln firing of all your work
- A demonstration of firing with a kitchen blow-torch
- Light lunch & refreshments during the day
- Maximum class size 4 people
- All your work to keep
- Eligibility for our Project Days Programme
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