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Description

This is a half day course teaching the basics of silver clay. It is aimed at beginners or those that want to refresh their knowledge. Students are taught what they need to go away and start making their own silver jewellery from silver clay. What is Silver Clay? Silver clay is reclaimed silver, ground to a fine powder and combined with an organic binder and water. After shaping it is dried then fired by one of three methods, gas hob, butane torch or kiln. The binder burns off and you are left with pure silver, which is of hallmark quality. You will be shown all the techniques required including handling, texturing, shaping, how to store your silver clay and what to do if it starts to dry out and so much more. We will go through the basic toolkit you will need. At the end of the day students will take home several pieces of beautiful handmade jewellery, depending on size, and the new skills required so they can continue to make their own jewellery at home. The class size is kept small so you will get plenty of personal attention and they are run in Marianne's well equipped studio. For more information and queries please select the 'message the tutor' button.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials will be provided to make 1-2 small pieces, depending on the size you make or you can make one larger piece. Extra silver clay can be purchased on the day. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. Suitable for 16 years+ (younger teenagers by arrangement)

Duration

3 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

Maker


Marianne has been working with silver clay since 2013. She has instructor qualifications in both PMC and Art Clay Silver. She loves teaching about this amazing medium and showing how versatile it is and will help you create some beautiful pieces of jewellery you will be proud to wear.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Parking provided
  • Easter
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Tutor can travel
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Pet lovers
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Venue

92A, Corsham Road, Whitley, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8QF