One day silver clay workshop in Market Bosworth taught by a fully qualified metal clay artist
Come and have fun learning the magic of Silver Metal Clay. Silver clay is a recycled product which when fired becomes solid silver and is Hallmark quality. The best thing is it requires few tools so makes a great new hobby.
On this beginners workshop you will learn how to:
Roll and pattern clay
Cut shapes and create moulds
Sand , drill and prepare your piece for firing
Fire and polish
During the day we will make three projects .
1) Firstly we will use Silver paste to create a beautiful leaf pendant or earrings.This method captures all the beautiful details on your chosen leaf)
2) Using moulding compound we will make a mould of a small object like a shell, plant, button or charm (you can bring your own objects but we will have plenty of things available to mould ) Once we have made the mould we will use it to create a silver charm for a pendant or bracelet.
3) The final project will show you how to roll out the clay, texture it and create a pendant or charm. You will then be shown how to add a gem stone of your choice.
Once all your projects are ready you will be shown how to fire them so that they become pure solid silver. We finish the day by polishing your pieces to a beautiful shine and adding patinas if required
We have policies in place due to covid which means at the moment places are limited .
You are also required to wear a mask ( we do provide masks and disposable aprons )
You will be provided with anti bacterial gel and wipes.
We provide water in disposable bottles, coffee/tea in disposable cups and pre wrapped individual biscuits.
We ask that if you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone with covid that you do not attend - we will re arrange for when you are better
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All your materials and refreshments are provided. We also provide a mask and apron .
We break for lunch and you are welcome to bring your lunch or pop out to one of the local cafes.
Don't forget to bring glasses if you need them
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