Course Provider: Hamilton Jewellery
Contact Name: Sian Hamilton
Kiln House Studios
Badshot Farm Lane
Course Length: 2 hours
5 star rating, 5 reviewers.
In this class you will learn the very basics of working with silver clay. The class is taught by Sian Hamilton. Sian is a Jeweller, Editor and Author, she is the Editor of Making Jewellery magazine and has written 7 books about jewellery making.
Silver clay is one of a range of metal clays. All metals clays are fine metal powder mixed with a binder to create malleable clay that can be moulded, textured, rolled and cut out. The clay is then dried and fired with a torch or a kiln to produce a solid piece of metal. Silver clay fires to hallmarkable fine silver; on the silver scale it is fine silver 999 (999 parts per 1000 pure silver – as a reference Sterling silver is 925).
This class is a great introduction to silver clay. You can create a pair of earrings or a pendant within the 2 hours allowed and have your own solid silver piece of jewellery at the end of the class!
Absolutely no experience is needed.
A 7g pack of silver clay is provided for the class, which is enough to make a pair of earrings or a pendant, and more if you work small. All tools are provided and a pair of earring hooks and a jumpring for the pendant. If you have time or wish to purchase more clay, there will be packs available to buy on the day.
The class is 2 hours long and usually held on a Thursday evening from 7-9pm. The classes are held at Kiln House Studios, Badshot Farm Lane, Badshot Lea, GU9 9HY. This is next to Squires Garden Centre on the edge of Aldershot.
Due to using a very hot torch, it is not a child friendly class. No under 16’s will be allowed to attend.
In order to run the class will need a minimum of 4 attendees. If the class doesn’t reach the minimum requirement, it may need to be cancelled and all fees will be refunded. The class maximum is 8, when all 8 places have been sold this class will show as out of stock.
Please get in touch via the contact form above for more dates and to book the class.
What's included in the price?
All tools will be provided for this class and a 7g pack of clay. Extra clay is available to purchase on the day. You will also get a pair of Sterling silver earwires and a Sterling silver jumpring for a pendant so you can go away wearing your finished piece of jewellery.
Tea, coffee and scrumptious biscuits will be provided.
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