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.
I started the course with no small amount of trepidation as, although I have some experience with metal clay, I had not employed all of the techniques required within the course syllabus. Not only was my anxiety unfounded but Lori, apart from expertly coaching me in all the required techniques, managed to dispel my self imposed fear of pushing the boundaries with handling the clay. As a tutor, Lori is a genuine mix of calm support, demanding taskmaster and, most importantly, fun. She is warm and generous with her input, effectively managing that delicate balance between allowing independence and monitoring what is being done; she enabled me to grow with the projects.
If you are considering this course I would recommend some experience with silver clay first as the syllabus is demanding and Lori, a perfectionist.
I can't wait to do another course with her and would recommend her to anyone wishing to pursue this medium as a hobby or otherwise.
A brilliant workshop with a very talented and knowledgeable teacher.
Lori explains why you do certain stages, shows various ways of doing themand supplies tea and homemade flapjacks - what could be better!!
I learnt so much, Thank you.
What a great course! Structured and concise instruction with a bit of fun thrown in. I came away with not only some pieces of jewellery I was very pleased with but also a thirst to do more. I highly recommend this course. Lori (our instructor) was lovely, full of information and very happy to share her knowledge. I had a great time and will definitely be going back to learn more.
A really interesting and relaxing day, a great introduction to silver clay.
Brilliant! I enjoyed the introduction to silver clay course - Lori's explanations of each step made it easy for us all to progress, from working the clay, rolling it out, texturing it and cutting the shapes before the drying, filing and firing.
We all worked at our own designs and Lori gave us good timely advice - a thoroughly absorbing and inspiring 3 hours, with a very pleasing first attempt at silver clay jewellery.
I attended one of Lori's silver jewellery workshops on a Saturday morning. Lori takes you step by step through each stage. She clearly explains what you are to do, in easy to remember steps. Having never made anything like this before, I was really pleased with how we progressed, and amazed at the results. I was completely absorbed for the morning and would highly recommend this course.
I was lucky enough to do a silver jewellry workshop with Lori a few weeks ago & what a thoroughly enjoyable day it was!! We learned how to prep the clay, cut out shapes, add texture, finish & polish our pieces. Lori is a brilliant teacher, she's very patient & explains the different processes in a simple & easy to understand way. It's a great way to make new friends, have a chat & make some beautiful silver jewellry in the process!!! I would highly recommend this course and you leave feeling very proud of your accomplishments!! Fantastic!!