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Silver charm making with precious metal clay

Duration: Day 1: 10.00am - 4.30pm; Day 2: 10.00am - midday

Price: £165

Run by: Jo Hunter
at West Country Creative Ltd

Plowden Park
Newton Down
PL16 0AS

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About the Course

Silver metal clay is an amazing material! Made from recycled silver, mixed with organic binders and moisture, it can be textured, shaped, cut and moulded like clay, but, when it's fired, it reverts to become 99.9% fine silver again. This means that you don't need any prior jewellery making or silversmithing skills to enjoy this media and make beautiful, fine silver jewellery pieces!

The workshop will start with an introduction to 3D design considerations and the opportunities that silver clay gives you for adding amazing detail and features within your charm.

You will make every aspect of your three dimensional piece. You can choose the shape, surface finishes both inside and out, learning and developing your skills with complex construction techniques as you go. You will also have the chance to add additional decorative silver elements if you wish before refining your piece at the end of the first day.

Having been fired overnight, the shorter session on day two will be spent reviewing the techniques learnt, Q&As, polishing your piece and adding an optional patina if you wish.

The course dates shown are the first day of the course. Your workshop will finish around midday the following day.

This workshop is suitable for those aged 16+.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

17g of silver clay, use of all tools and equipment to complete the project, and unlimited tea and coffee are included in the course fee. You will need to bring a pack lunch on the first day.

If you are unable to make a published date, please get in touch as I'm always happy to run workshops on demand. No minimum number required and no extra cost.

B&B accommodation is available at Plowden Park - please get in touch for details, availability and prices.

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 25th June 2019
Thursday 18th July 2019
Friday 30th August 2019
Wednesday 16th October 2019
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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