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Silver clay leaf course - Lori Ridgway

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About the Course

During this easy workshop you will create a beautiful solid silver leaf from Art Clay Silver paste, which you can then put on a sterling silver chain to take away and wear.

Choose a leaf from the selection I provide from a variety of nearby plants, including our local national trust farm, my back garden, and the area around my workshop; or you can use one from your garden* or somewhere that has meaning for you.

You need to make sure the leaves have lots of veins and detail on the back, if the leaf is smooth, it won't make a good piece. Suitable leaves include Oak, Beech, Blackberry, Sage, Strawberry and Nettle. Unsuitable leaves include Ivy, Holly and and waxy leaves.

The leaf is made using silver clay paste, you do not need any previous experience in any form of craft, I will guide you through the process from beginning to end.

The workshop includes all materials necessary to create one necklace from beginning to end.

If you choose the online course, it will take place via the best media for us both, and can include zoom, freeconferencecall, facetime, skype etc.
If you don't have the equipment required to complete the online course then a pack is available for a refundable deposit. if you have the equipment, I will send you the materials usually included in the course and a box to put your completed pieces in to return to me for firing.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This online course, will take place via the best media for us both, and can include zoom, freeconferencecall, facetime, skype etc.
If you don't have the equipment required to complete the online course then a pack is available for a refundable deposit. If you have the equipment, I will send you the materials usually included in the course and a box to put your completed pieces in to return to me for firing.

What you will need

A laptop, phone or tablet that will support the app, and that preferably works with the audio and video so I can help you if you need it.
(I can help you set it all up if you need any help)

There are a few extra things you will need from your home
- A surface to roll out your clay - this could be an old tile, a baking tray, a coaster, a crepe pan, anything that is flat, smooth and wide enough to roll out your clay
- A pot of water
- Some kitchen towel or equivalent
- a hairdryer to dry your clay
inside your pack will be a box with some vermiculite in, which should keep your pieces safe when you post them back to me for firing, or alternatively, if you have a cooks torch or a gas hob at home, I will talk you through how to fire it yourself, and can even supervise online while you do that if you want me to.

Contact

Lori at LR Silver Jewellery

This course is taught online

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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Price:

£70

Duration:

3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)


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Reviews

In-person course
- - #27996

I have just spent a wonderful 2 days on Lori's beginners silver clay course. Having never done jewellery making before I had no expectations of being able to make anything I would be proud of but how wrong I was. Lori is very patient and helpful, explains all the processes clearly and gives you confidence.

Her workshop is very well equipped and organised and Lori times it all so well that you never feel rushed at any stage. At the end of the course I left with pieces I am delighted with and had met some other lovely like minded ladies who were equally as happy with their efforts. I intend to go back and do further courses with Lori and I would urge anyone who is thinking about giving this a try to go to Lori - I can highly recommend her.

In-person course
- - #19884

This was a great experience tailored to us as individuals. I have a little experience in jewellery making but none in pmc and I felt I learned a lot and would thoroughly recommend the course to both complete beginners and those wanting to extend their skills.
I felt we had a generous allocation of materials to work with and we produced pieces to feel good about!

In-person course
- - #16664

I had two very good productive days with Lori in her workshop and am extremely pleased with the pieces I made. Lori patiently took me through each stage and taught me lots of new skills. The first day was quite intense (when all the groundwork was done) but the second day was when all the magic happened! I was made to feel at home in Lori's well equipped workshop and look forward to returning again for another course in the future.

In-person course
- - #14887

This was an excellent course, ideal for the novice. Lori is an superb and very patient teacher and the other ladies in the group made the whole experience perfect. I would highly recommend to anyone to take this course. I am over the moon with all my pieces of jewellery I made.

Thank you Lori.

In-person course
- - #11788

Lori was a great teacher, very patient and knowledgeable.

I had a great time and look forward to the next course!

In-person course
- - #10772

We had a brilliant day making a necklace from a leaf, Lori is very welcoming and lovely, she is a fab teacher and makes beautiful jewellery. A relaxing few hours producing a unique special piece, will definitely do another workshop :-)

In-person course
- - #10381

The course was extremely informative and I came away with many new skills.

Lori is a wonderful teacher and her depth of knowledge is amazing.

Thank you Lori for everything

In-person course
- - #8687

As a complete novice I really didn't expect to achieve much on my two day beginner course, however I couldn't have been more wrong! Lori is such a great teacher, patient, professional and excellent at what she does. Over the course of the two days she taught me not only every technique that I need to start making my own art clay pieces, but also dozens of hints and tips that she has found due to her extensive experience. Lori is generous and very easy going, putting you at ease from the outset and letting you work at your own pace, whilst explaining every element of the process. I simply cannot recommend her highly enough.

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