Create unique items of jewellery in this amazing medium. Art Clay Silver is a new way of working with metal. It consists of minute particles of silver dust held in a binder which can be sculpted just like clay. Once dried out and fired, it fuses together to produce hallmark quality silver.
2 Day Course
Design and make several items of jewellery using 3 different types of Art Clay Silver – the clay, the syringe and the paste. You will create something in each type of clay: a hollow form, a natural leaf and a pendant with detail, texture and fireable stones. Lori will explain how to make a silicone mould so you can create your own textures and forms for future projects
A small kiln will be available in the studio. Lori will demonstrate how to fire your pieces and offer advice on further projects to continue at home.
Suitable for both beginners and those with some jewellery or silver clay (PMC) experience.
Tutor: Lori Ridgway
Lori has been making jewellery for many years, taking much of her inspiration from nature. She works mainly with Silver Clay but also uses traditional silver smithing methods.
From her Staffordshire studio she collaborates with suppliers and galleries to create custom ranges and bespoke pieces. She has completed the Art Clay Silver Higher Diploma is an experienced tutor.
Start: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am
End: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4 - 6 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people)
Please get in touch for bookings or further information.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments.
An additional materials fee applies:
The cover charge of approx £45 includes 10g of clay, syringe clay and paste for your leaf and hollow form pieces, a selection of stones and a pendant chain. Also use of all tools plus kiln firing of your piece(s).
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Let us know of any special dietary needs. Drinks and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with home-made cake mid afternoon.
Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
A fantastic course with a lovely group of fellow novices! Lori is a really good teacher, calm and patient with the ability to match the pace of the teaching so that no-one was waiting or feeling rushed. Venue is beautiful, and the weather was gorgeous which meant that we got to enjoy the stunning views over to Carsington reservoir in the sun trap of a garden. Lunch was excellent and afternoon cakes were scrummy.
Thoroughly recommend Zantium and this course. I'm already planning what to do next. Thank you for a fun day
A fantastic 1 day silver clay workshop in a beautiful venue. I would thoroughly recommend this course, it was fun and informative and the hospitality, excellent lunch and scrumptious cakes in the afternoon were second to none. I will visit again.
Response from Zantium Studios Ltd:Thankyou, Dee, for your kind words and this most positive review. So glad you enjoyed your day at Zantium Studios...including the cakes! I will pass on your happy feedback to Lori. Look forward to welcoming you back sometime.