Course Provider: New Brewery Arts
Contact Name: Clare Walsh
New Brewery Arts
Course Length: 1 day
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Learn to design and create real silver jewellery with silver clay - a soft pliable form of pure silver - it's quick, easy and fun!
Silver Clay is made from a fine powder of pure silver mixed with water and an organic binder to make a thick paste which has the consistency and properties of traditional clay. It can be rolled, stamped, textured, folded and moulded to create an endless number of shapes and designs. Once dry, the clay is fired, the binder burns off, leaving a perfect design in 99.9% pure, fine, silver.
'Working with Silver Clay is incredibly easy, you certainly don't need any previous experience!' EAST Magazine
Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay Silver are both brand names for Silver Clay.
Tutor: Melanie Blaikie
PRICE: £85 (£0.00 VAT)
All abilities welcome
Her number one rule is ‘Keep it simple’, so each project is accompanied by straightforward information and clear step-by-step demonstrations, plus invaluable tips and tricks of the trade that are easy to follow at home.
Melanie’s jewellery career began with a stint as a diamond valuer and progressed on to becoming a jewellery designer in London’s own diamond quarter – Hatton Garden. It was the discovery of a then little known material called Silver Clay that set Melanie on the path on sharing her knowledge, skills- and mistakes – with others. Melanie has more recently added Polymer Clay to her teaching portfolio but with it’s brilliant colours and vibrant patterns colourful polymer clay jewellery is set to become a great hit!
Now an established tutor regularly teaching around the UK, Melanie is also the author of ‘Silver Clay Workshop ‘ a complete guide to getting started with silver clay jewellery and ‘Rings’ a collection of mixed media projects using unusual and re-cycled materials to create fun jewellery.
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.
What's included in the price?
You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio and a £5 voucher to spend in our cafe is included.
What you will need:
All materials will be provided by your tutor at a cost of £30
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