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West Country Creative Ltd

Contact Name: Jo Hunter

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Plowden Park
Newton Down
PL16 0AS

West Country Creative Ltd
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West Country Creative Ltd's Courses

Devon - Next course on 11th April 2019
This class is a natural progression from a Silver Clay Taster or Beginners workshop whether you’ve completed it at West Country Creative or elsewhere and runs over a day and a half. The workshop will start with an introduction to 3D design considerations and the opportunities that silver clay gives you for adding amazing detail and features within your charm. You will make every aspect of your three dimensional piece. You can choose the shape,...
Devon - Next course on 17th April 2019
Polymer clay is a versatile modelling medium which can be used to make stunning jewellery. On this beginner’s course you will learn how to select or make your own clay colours; how to condition the 'raw' material; how to mould and shape your designs and how to build a clay cane - the millefiori process. You'll also learn how to apply your cane and how to 'finish' your beads to achieve a professional look. Towards...
Devon - Next course on 16th April 2019
Polymer clay is a fantastic material for making buttons. In its raw state, colours can be mixed to suit and shapes can be easily textured and moulded into a huge range of shapes and sizes. Once baked, it's machine washable and lightweight, so if you are a stitcher, carder, knitter or felter - or just enjoy learning a craft, this course is for you. Your tutor, Jo, will explain and demonstrate how to make your...
Devon - Next course on 27th June 2019
Polymer clay is an amazingly versatile material. One of the joys of using it for jewellery making is that it is so lightweight which means you can make large, statement pieces which are very easy and comfortable to wear. On this workshop you will make a stunning 3D dome shaped pendant using your favourite colour combinations. We will create some amazing surface patterns and learn how to shape and make your pendant using complex construction...
Devon - Next course on 12th May 2019
'Mokume Gane' is a Japanese term which refers to layering metals to achieve a wood grain effect. We will explore the technique by combining thin sheets of your favourite colours into a clay stack. We will then impress an intricate pattern and, using finely cut layers, create a set of 3D disc beads. Once cured, we will sand and string them to make a stunning, statement necklace and matching earrings.
Devon - Next course on 9th April 2019
For those who love a bit of glitz and glamour! Polymer clay is a fascinating medium with which to use a range of metallic foils as the effects that can be achieved are seemingly endless. On this course, you'll learn how to prepare your clay and apply imitation gold, silver or copper leaf to a clay sheet. We will enhance the effects of the foil by adding alcohol inks - the patterns and effects you...
Devon - Next course on 22nd April 2019
On this workshop you will learn how to make 2 decorative pins using polymer clay. The pins make gorgeous and unusual gifts with which to fasten a woolly wrap, decorate a knitted hat or scarf, or embellish a chunky knit. Polymer clay is an ideal material with which to make a decorative pin as it is lightweight and therefore won't pull the garment out of shape. It can also be moulded, shaped, textured and blended...
Devon - Next course on 4th April 2019
If you’re new to working with polymer and/or silver clay, why not have a go at both? This class will give you the opportunity to learn or refresh your skills with the two materials together, whilst providing a great starting point for creating new, exciting and unique jewellery. Students will have the chance to make a simple pendant and drop earring set for example, which combine both silver and polymer clay elements. We will look...
Devon - Next course on 15th April 2019
This fun and relaxed class will teach students how to make a hollow form lentil or tube bead. Jo, your tutor, will help you design your bead, and teach you how to texture and embellish the surface. She will show you how to shape, dry and refine your piece before it is kiln fired. You will then polish your bead to achieve a beautiful shine, and have the option to patina it with liver of...
Devon - Next course on 21st April 2019
No previous experience is required for this friendly, relaxed and supportive workshop. With a strong emphasis on developing skills and learning good practice, spend a day making fine silver jewellery. You'll discover all you need to know to continue with the craft at home without the need for a kiln. With regular demonstrations of technique, students will learn how to prepare their designs, making and refining 3 - 4 pieces before firing and polishing them...
Devon - Next course on 13th April 2019
Silver clay, sometimes known as Precious Metal Clay or PMC, is a mixture of clay, silver and binders which, when fired, results in 99.9% pure fine silver. If you’re new to the magic of silver clay and want to learn lots of skills, techniques and tips in one concentrated burst, then this is the course for you. This weekend workshop will take you from no knowledge to confident maker and immerse you in all things...
Devon - Next course on 20th April 2019
This class is a natural progression from a Silver Clay Taster or Beginners workshop whether you’ve completed it at West Country Creative or elsewhere. On this fun and relaxed workshop, you’ll learn how to measure and size your ring correctly, allowing for clay shrinkage; how to prepare the mandrel to take your clay and how to make a seamless ring shank whilst incorporating your design ideas. You’ll be able to add surface decoration and other...